Art Excursions, Inc.


Art Excursions offers a variety of private tours of special exhibitions, museums, architecture and public sculpture. All tours are led personally by either Jeff Mishur or Dr. Michelle Paluch-Mishur, both of whom are native to the Chicago area.

In his capacity as our tour director, Jeff Mishur travels to various U.S. cities. Some of our private tour clients have reached out to Jeff for special tours in Seattle, New York and other cities at a time when he was in town.

Private guiding is designed for those who appreciate the personal attention of an expert who has planned a tour specifically to suit their needs and pace as opposed to joining an ad hoc group of tourists led by a docent with a memorized script. Private group tours are also available.  

Please call or email us for pricing and further details about private guiding.

We confirm all scheduled private tours in writing and provide a meeting location and start time.

In Chicago, some of our most popular private tours include:

The Art and Architecture of Millennium Park Walking Tour

Architecture Walking Tour in “The Loop”

River Architecture Walking Tour

Art Institute of Chicago Highlights Tour (various themes available)

Public Sculpture Walking Tour

Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture in Oak Park, Illinois

Museum of Contemporary Art Highlights Tour

Oriental Institute Highlights Tour (University of Chicago campus)

Smart Museum of Art Tour (University of Chicago campus)

Additional tours (i.e. on themes not listed above) are also available, please contact us for details.  We are happy to tailor a tour to your interests.

Art Excursions also offers private guiding in many other cities in The United States and in Europe. Please contact us for more information.

We welcome individuals, couples, small groups, families, children and, on certain tours, pets as well.

Please see seven sample case studies below.

Case study I

For The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Jeff Mishur provided a private highlights tour of Millennium Park for a VIP.

Case study II

For a husband and wife and their two children from Australia, Jeff Mishur provided a family-oriented Chicago public sculpture walking tour.

Case study III

As a birthday gift for their mother, two sisters from Ohio arranged for Jeff Mishur to provide the three of them with a private highlights tour of The Modern Wing at The Art Institute of Chicago.

Case study IV

Three people from Nyack, NY coordinated their schedules to meet Jeff Mishur the day before he hosted our New York Art, Architecture and Gardens Tour. They met at The Metropolitan Museum of Art where Jeff provided a tour highlighting works from the museum’s American Wing.

Case study V

For a girlfriends getaway in Chicago, Jeff Mishur provided a private guided tour at The Museum of Contemporary Art followed by a private highlights tour of The Art Institute of Chicago with a narrated walk between the two venues.

Case study VI

Three people from Bainbridge Island, WA coordinated their schedules to meet Jeff Mishur the day before he hosted our Seattle and Tacoma Art, Gardens and Glass Tour. They met at Olympic Sculpture Park where Jeff provided a tour of the site.

Case study VII

A law firm in Chicago reserved an extended private guided tour of The Art Institute of Chicago for five VIPs.

Private guiding in Chicago and other cities

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