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Meet Barbara

Meet Art Wise Tour Manager,
Barbara Newey, Art Historian

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Barbara returned to university after raising her children to study a subject she loves.  She earned her BA in Art History from Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina, graduating Summa Cum Laude.  It was an energizing experience that was enthusiastically supported by her family and friends.  Shortly after graduating from Queens, she and husband, Mike, moved back to Texas.

Combining her passion for art history and discerning eye for detail, Barbara creates and manages tours for travelers who appreciate art and cultural experiences.  She is grateful for this opportunity to share her love of art and culture with fellow enthusiasts. By organizing adventures that embrace learning, we share experiences and grow as individuals and together.

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Meet Karen

Meet Art inSight Owner

Karen Pope, PhD, Art Historian

Karen Pope, PhD, has graciously invited Art Wise to join her "Adventures in Art History".  Embarking on its 25th year, Art inSight enjoys art history friendships around Austin, around central Texas and around the country.  Her goal is to expand her companions' understanding of art history, regardless of their backgrounds. Karen is a beloved lecturer and enthusiastic guide.  I look forward to this opportunity to join her on the next chapter.

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Located in the heart of Austin, TX, the NCHM is one of the city's oldest historic residences (1856). Art Wise is honored to coordinate and manage custom tours for the Friends of the NCHM featuring Itineraries rich in architectural history, special events including receptions with Colonial Dames in other states; special exhibitions; offerings in the performing arts; and general sightseeing. These tours have cemented good friendships among travelers and sustained support for the NCHM.

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