Nancy Cohen Israel has been teaching and lecturing to public and private groups since 1991. She teaches regularly through Southern Methodist University's Continuing and Professional Education program and lectures at the Meadows Museum on the SMU campus. Additionally, Nancy has lectured at the Crow Collection of Asian Art, the Dallas Museum of Art and the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, among other venues. Nancy is also a popular speaker for private groups. 

For a complete list of topics on which she has spoken, please see her CV

"Your recent presentation was not only informative, enlightening, and entertaining, but also provided us novices with the delighful insight into some magnificent art treasures and their history." 

-B.G., Dallas, Texas

Upcoming Lectures

At the Meadows Museum: 

The Global Art Community: A 17th Century Phenomenon

While Spain claims Jusepe de Ribera as one her greatest painters, Ribera himself spent the vast majority of his long career in Italy. From his early days in Rome to the decades he spent in the Spanish-governed Kingdom of Naples, Ribera became part of the international circle of artists and collectors touched by artistic trends of the time, including the Caravaggisti. At the same time, his contemporary, Francisco de Zurbarán, was painting for cosmopolitan collectors in Seville and the New World. This series will serve as a bridge between the Meadows’ spring and fall exhibitions and will explore how these international ties between the creative and collector classes ultimately shaped the art of Spain’s Golden Age and spread it across land and sea. 

4 Thursdays; 6-7:30 pm

June 8 – 29

Bob & Jean Smith Auditorium

"Thank you for a wonderful class.  I love your passion for art - and you are - by far - the BEST at sharing information and millions of facts with such ease and joy."

-J.C., Dallas, Texas

© Nancy Israel 2012  nancy@artalacarte.us