Art Smart Expands To New Markets With Thought-Provoking Art/Culture Tours

Art Smart launches two new public tours, expands into three new cities

Art Smart (, the highly-acclaimed NYC-based art tour service, is expanding into three strategic cities: Washington, D.C., Boston, MA; and Chicago, IL; and introducing two public experiential tours – Making of Her Image and Insta-Art Hunt.

Since its founding in 2001, Art Smart has served clients primarily in New York City, or globally on special request. Art Smart offers private groups the ability to explore art and culture in a way that’s accessible, personal, and engaging and has been recognized by leading press and the public as one of the premier providers of custom art tours.

“We are thrilled to bring our Art Smart tours into these new markets and increase the availability of the uniquely personal art experiences that we provide,” says Judith Walsh, founder of Art Smart.  She adds, “Art has always played a significant role in reflecting and shaping our collective identities. Our tours are custom-designed to consider both the specific art in each tour venue as well as the passions of the people who are taking part in our tours. We select our art historian guides both for the depth of their knowledge and their ability to conversationally engage clients ranging from individuals and families to corporate clients around their interests. When art, culture, and conversation unfold during each tour, a certain thought-provoking magic happens.”

The expansion from New York City into Washington, Boston, and Chicago is strategically important for Art Smart, as these cities are home to incredibly unique and encyclopedic collections of art that serve as a cultural backdrop to stimulate conversations, build relationships, and create unique experiences.

The two new public tours are:

  • Making of Her Image – an experiential tour delving into the images of beauty across cultures, of powerful women, and of the emotional reflection of self-image in artwork. This tour is designed to spark positive conversations about self-identity and representation of women in art.
  • Insta-Art Hunt – a social-media inspired tour guided by an Art Smart art historian provides an interactive and educational museum hunt experience using Instagram. This…

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