Art Excursions, Inc.


Jeff Mishur is Vice President and Co-owner of Art Excursions. He holds an M.A. and a B.A. in the History of Art from Northern Illinois University.

Mishur is a member of the Illinois Humanities Council’s speakers bureau and has taught courses in the History of Art at the university level.  He is a popular lecturer on topics related to the History of Art, Travel and Architecture.

Jeff is also a successful guide who has designed and led tours of art, architecture and public sculpture in Chicago as well as in Boston, Los Angeles/Pasadena, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Santa Fe, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco.

Mishur is instrumental in the research and design of small group tours and serves as on-site host and study leader. Although Art Excursions makes sure to provide its clients with access to a variety of expert voices, within each multi-day itinerary, Jeff typically provides at least one formal private tour and/or illustrated lecture himself along with insightful commentaries about tour highlights.

Jeff has traveled to study art, architecture, culture and natural wonders in Europe, Africa, The United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and The Middle East. He is native to the Chicago area.

When he is not researching. leading a tour or making a presentation, Jeff enjoys seeing the world’s natural wonders, hiking, and spending time with his wife, Michelle.

In 2011, Jeff and Michelle were recognized by the midwest’s largest animal shelter for their efforts in fostering special needs dogs who need to recover in a home setting; funding surgeries for rescued animals; volunteering at the shelter on a consistent basis; and helping out at offsite adoption events.

Jeff Mishur