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: 

Dressing the Part: Reflected Prophecies in Zurbarán’s Sons of Jacob

This talk will focus on how Francisco de Zurbaran used Biblical text as a guide to representing Jacob and his 12 sons. Between their attire, their attributes, and their mannerisms, each son is reflective of Jacob’s final blessings.  We will explore their sartorial choices as well as the symbolic elements found in these paintings.

Gallery Talk, noon

October 20, 2017

"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