Art Tours

For 15 years, Nancy organized and led the popular tour series Second Saturdays, which brought participants to artists’ studios, galleries and private collections. She has also served as the guest guide for several Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas (CADD) bus tours. Nancy also organizes customized tours for local and out-of-town groups.

“The tour last Saturday was terrific were a wonderful guide.” -A.H., Dallas, Texas

Custom Tours & Lectures

Looking for an insider's view of the local art scene? Whether you are a museum group or a group of art lovers, let Art à la Carte plan a custom tour for your upcoming event.  Tours can be as simple as a lecture in someone’s home to meeting at a museum for a special exhibition or as elaborate as a week-long program that includes entry into some of the area’s most interesting art spaces.  Contact us with your own ideas or let us organize something special for your group.  Tour costs vary accordingly.  Nancy also welcomes groups from out of town.  Working with Go Girl Travel, all of your travel needs can be arranged locally.

“Our tour leader, Nancy, was very good; unfailingly pleasant; unfazed by difficulties, though they were very few; amazingly well-informed and interesting about local artists, neighborhoods, history, etc; and so knowledgeable about the artworks all over town and the many museums, galleries and studios. Wow!” -J.N. Naperville, Illinois

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At Linda Gossett's studio with the Naperville Friends of the Art Institute of Chicago

Out of Town Tours

Nancy has taken groups to The Netherlands for exciting tours of Dutch 17th century art and architecture.  Closer to home, she has led weekend trips to Marfa, hailed by The New York Times as “the unlikely destination of contemporary art pilgrims from around the globe” and one the hottest contemporary art scenes in the state.  Nancy has also taken groups to San Antonio to visit with that city’s arts community and to learn about how many of its institutions are international beacons for today’s artists.

© Nancy Israel 2012