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Journeys in Art + Culture

Art Travel with Barbara Newey

Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of art and culture with Art Wise.  We specialize in designing and managing art-centric study tours for small, intimate groups.

Our focus is on uncovering hidden gems across Central Texas and the U.S.

At Art Wise, we believe in the transformative power of learning and engaging conversation.

By exploring special exhibitions and historic architecture, we create truly memorable experiences that inspire and enrich our travelers.


From day trips in Texas to tours in the U.S., Art Wise provides the logistics so you can enjoy the study tours of our colleague and your guide, Art Historian Karen Pope, PhD. With over three decades of academic teaching, Karen has, since 1995, offered by popular demand art museum day trips and art history-rich study tours through Art inSight Adventures in Art History.

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Join our tours, travel with fellow art enthusiasts, while visiting extraordinary sites and viewing beautiful art.  Our overnight trips have a maximum of twenty participants, ensuring personal attention for each traveler.  Karen's knowledgeable commentary and engaging conversation, along with Art Wise's curated details, make your trip unforgettable.


We believe that travel should be stress-free so you can savor the experience.  Art Wise coordinates private tours and receptions, lodging at celebrated historic hotels with modern amenities and impeccable service, and state-of-the-art coach transportation.  With breakfast included daily and dining at renowned regional restaurants, you'll be able to indulge in the local scene.  And for your peace of mind, we provide travel insurance.  Flawless logistics ensure that your trip runs smoothly and seamlessly.

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