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To bring you the very best in art, architecture and culture, we have built a team of art professionals who educate and teach. These scholars, writers, professors and critics are your study tour leaders. Additionally, we have a team of tour managers trained in the finer points of cultural tourism and tour management. Together, we provide the very best in education and service.

LISA HAHN - President

Lisa received her B.A. from Princeton University where she majored in Classical Archaeology, a program she initiated that bridged the Art History and Classics Departments. Lisa attended the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece where she worked on her thesis and traveled extensively. Her thesis topic was: "The Cult of Aesclepius at Epidaurus."

Lisa attended New York University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for an M.A. degree. Her major was "Performance Studies", a department formed to address critical writing issues in the performing and visual arts. She had the opportunity to study acting and directing with Joseph Chaikin, founder of The Open Theatre, and playwriting with Jean Claude van Itallie.

In December 1993, Lisa participated as a speaker at The Salzburg Seminar in Austria in a session called "The Arts in the World Economy." This has been published as a book by the University Press of New England and features Lisa's essay in the company of the other contributors Jane Alexander, George Soros, and John Brademas.

Lisa spends time during the summer helping her mother run a performing arts center called Windhover in Rockport, Mass., 40 miles north of Boston.

KATHRYN ANNE COVELLO - Program Director


REED FENDRICK - Special International Consultant

Retired career diplomat now working as a special consultant for European travel with Art Horizons International.

ROBERT MATTISON, Ph.D. - Study Tour Leader/Art Historian
Marshall R. Metzgar Distinguished Professor of Art History

Robert Mattison holds an endowed chair and is head of the Art Department at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, 70 miles west of New York City. He received his Bachelor of Art History from Middlebury College, his Masters degree from Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, and his Doctoral degree in Art History from Princeton University in 1985. His dissertation, "The Art of Robert Motherwell during the 1940s" was later published as Robert Motherwell: The Formative Years. He frequently writes on the topic of modern art having published six books and over seventy articles. He has also curated over thirty exhibitions. Aside from his book on Motherwell, he has written: Grace Hartigan: A Painter's World, and Masterworks: Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Ellsworth Kelly, and Frank Stella in the Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection. His fourth book, Breaking Boundaries: Robert Rauschenberg Studies, was published by Yale University Press. Recent projects include an exhibition on Rauschenberg and global ecology, a retrospective of light artist Stephen Antonakos, and an exhibition on painter Franz Kline. His most recent book Arshile Gorky: Works, Writings, was published by Ediciones Poligrafa.

CHARLES A. RILEY II, Ph.D. - Guest Lecturer/Art Historian

Dr. Charles A. Riley, II is a Professor at Baruch College/City University of New York. His articles on art and the art market have previously appeared in several magazines, including Art & Auction, Antique Monthly, Art & Antiques, New York, Antiques and Fine Art, Artnews and New Asia Review.

Dr. Riley has been interviewed about art on CNN, FNN, CNBC, National Public Radio and the Canadian Broadcasting Company. His book on modern theories of color, Color Codes was published in 1995 by the University Press of New England, and his new book, The Saints of Modern Art --with chapters on painting, sculpture, architecture, music, dance, literature and philosophy-- has recently been published by the same house. He is also the editor of two books of essays based on sessions of the Salzburg Seminar, The Tools of Historic Preservation and The Arts in the World Economy.

Dr. Riley was formerly editor of Art & Auction magazine and on the editorial staff of Fortune magazine. He is a consultant to Robert Wilson's Byrd Hoffman Foundation. He also is considered one of the leading auction correspondents covering Impressionist and Modern as well as Contemporary art. He has written museum and gallery catalogue essays for exhibitions in New York and Lausanne, Switzerland. Dr. Riley earned his BA at Princeton University and his MPhil and PhD at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He has led trips for Art Horizons International for the past four years. He is former editor-in-chief of the cultural magazine called "We" Magazine. He is also an avid hockey player.

ALAN G. NEUMANN - Study Tour Leader

Alan is a Preservation Architect and Art and Architectural Historian living and working in the Hudson Valley north of New York City. A native Iowan, he studied architecture at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and studied Historic Preservation, Art and Architectural History at Columbia University in the City of New York. He preserves historic buildings, researches them and looks closely at and thinks about art. He was the guest curator for the exhibition and wrote the catalogue for the 1996 Guastavino Exhibition at Avery Architectural Library at Columbia University, "The Old World Builds the New: The Guastavino Company and the Technology of the Catalan Vault, 1885-1962." The exhibition traveled to Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh and two locations in Spain.

For the last 19 years he has worked as a preservation architect, historian and researcher for the photographer Annie Leibovitz, working on projects in the Hudson Valley and New York City and with the Studio.

Alan is a frequent lecturer for Art Horizons trips for the last 21 years, first meeting Lisa Hahn while doing tours of New York area Frank Lloyd Wright Houses done in conjunction with the Museum of Modern Art for the retrospective Wright exhibition in 1994.

He is the President of Historic Hudson in Hudson, NY, President of the board of Contemporaneous, a New Music Ensemble based in New York City, and past board member of Hudson River Heritage and the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.

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