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About Art Explorations 

Nadja Hansen leads fun interactive engaging tours of the global art world. She provides private customized tours of museum exhibitions and permanent collections, galleries, art fairs and auction previews for groups, kids and families, and organizations as well as group tours and a group series. There is a vast range of themed tours to choose from as well. Everything can be entirely customized to you!

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JUNE ART TALK: What were the most interesting and important art stories of the year? Funny, groundbreaking, historic, exemplary, fascinating, and bizarre?


Hilariously botched restoration work, stolen paintings, Banksy's response to 2020, massive auction sales for a painting that then disappeared, the Black Lives Matter statue replacements, the death of art world visionaries, the discovery of an ancient city, new Dead Sea scrolls, the discovery of a missing masterpiece in a cupboard, Anthony Hopkins is actually a great artist?,  the deaccessioning debacle, the re-discovery of exceptional female artists, art world controversies and so much more. 


Go into the summer in the know!  


WHEN: JUNE 24 @ 2pm EST

As always you can buy the video to watch over the summer! 

Cost: $40.00 



Venmo: @Nadja-Hansen

Email me for address for check

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April Art Talk will be Secret Vienna.


A travel art tour, we will look at works from the great collections, masterpieces in lesser known spots, and pop in and out of some of the most delightful cafes, libraries, and venues in Vienna. As always with my travel tours, I will take you to secret spots and hidden treasures. 


APRIL 22 at 2pm EST

Register in advance for this meeting:


Please pay through: paypal:

venmo: @Nadja-Hansen

Or send a check (email me for address)

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March Spring Art Tour : 3 Biggest Art Shows of 2021

To get us in the spring mood I chose a beautiful show at the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam/ Museum of Fine Arts, Houston : Hockney-Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature, looking at the intimate ways both artists bring nature to life in their art and the profound effect Van Gogh had on David Hockney. 

Then we travel to London to see highlights of the blockbuster show  "Epic Iran" at the V&A in London, looking at brilliant works of art from 5000 years ago to the modern day in the endlessly creative and colorful culture of Iran, and then we will end in Paris for a show at the Jacquemart-Andre museum devoted exclusively to the beauty of Botticelli


When: March 25 at 2pm EST

Duration: 1 hour 

Register here:

Cost: $40.00


Reminder: April Art Talk is Secret Vienna on April 22 at 2pm. 

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March 2021 Art Tour #1: 

Travel with me to the United Kingdom, to the charming town of Windsor for a tour of the beautiful town, its many splendors and

The Queens Collection: A Rare Peek at Windsor Castle and its Masterpieces


Few private collections in the history of the world rival the exemplary works owned by the Queen of England. The crown jewels pale in comparison to the works of art held in the private hands of the queen. This virtual travel and art tour will take us to the charming town of Windsor on the banks of the Thames (also home to Eton and Frogmore Castle where we will make quick stops) and around the magnificent rooms of the castle. Shockingly, when you visit Windsor in person, there are no labels, no guides, no information on the art works, and they are hard to see, roped off and across large rooms. This is a RARE chance to see these exquisite priceless works of art large and up close with context and, as always, to revel in the details. Like traveling to Windsor but better! 


March 11th at 2pm EST

Duration: 1 hour

Fee: $40.00

Please register for Zoom link here:


Venmo: @Nadja-Hansen / 608 213-2410 phone number


Check: email me for address


February Art Talk: Art of Seduction


This art tour will take you on a virtual journey of world-wide art museums and private collections to see a selection of the most alluring, exciting and dramatic portraits of women and love.  Meet the artists and their sitters, hear their stories, and learn the many arts of seduction. Guaranteed to keep your attention as we navigate these stories of love, desire, deception, tragedy, survival and ambition that will rivet you and allow you an opportunity to travel back in time. Some of the artists in the tour: John Singer Sargent, Thomas Gainsborough, Jean-Honore Fragonard, Titian, Johannes Vermeer, Alfred Stieglitz, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, Muhammed Qasim, amongst others. 


**A unique fun experience to plan with (or for!) a loved one, whether it be a friend or partner to celebrate this most playful of holidays.** 


February Art Tour: February 18th at 2pm EST

Duration: 1 hour

Fee: $40.00

Register for Zoom link here:

Please pay in advance with: 

Venmo: @Nadja-Hansen


or if necessary check. Please email me for address:


Revelry, Celebration, and Indulgence at the Met and Louvre, and other stops


Designed for this festive time of year, this lively art talk explores masterpieces that celebrate the ways humans have reveled, feted and rejoiced across millenia and around the world. From the excesses of ancient Roman bacchanals to the feasting of ancient Babylon, to the country festivals of 16th century Holland to the triumphant ceremonies of 20th century Benin and much more, this 1 hour tour discovers the myriad ways people have found to commemorate the gifts of life and the ingenious ways artists have captured them. Going around the globe we will see the dance, music, song, indulgence and, above all,  sense of abundance that characterizes the human spirit and the greatest works of art that have given us these rich insights into the revels of the past. This tour will incorporate music, short video clips, and time for interactive questions and discussion.

Date: December 17th at 2pm EST

***Register in advance for this experience here: 


Repeated on December 22nd at 11am EST

****Register in advance for this experience here: 

Duration: 1 hour

Cost: $40.00

This fee includes a video of the talk so if you want to watch again or can't attend but want to watch later, you can!

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Jordan Casteels: Within Reach at the New Museum in NYC

Andreas Gefeller: Mapping Perception at Atlas Gallery London

Patrice Charbonneau at Denise Bibro in Chelsea, NY

"Your Shadows" exhibition at Afikaris in Paris

Mark Steven Greenfield at William Turner in LA

Inherent Beauty: Photographers who change how we see the world at Tagore in NY and Singapore


Thursday  November 12 at 2pm  



Tuesday       November 17 at 11am  



Duration: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Cost : $40.00 (includes a video of the talk) 

"...with the world in thrall to an invisible threat and many seeking solace in nature, [Geffeler] offers a unique perspective on the new..." -- Financial Times of London 


"The paintings, by Los Angeles artist Mark Steven Greenfield, are as masterful as they are pointed, toying with race as well as the tropes of Western art history. " -- LA Times 

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Date: September 24 at 2pm

Make up session September 29 at 11am

Tour Cost: $40.00

Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Art and Secrets of Florence!

This will be a dive into the extraordinary art, food, architecture, artisan workshops, and churches of Florence (where I was lucky enough to live). We will look at works in famed collections like the Uffizzi and the Accademia and less touristy (but wondrous) museums like the Horne, the Bargello, and the house museum Palazzo Davanzati. We will also stop off at secret spots hidden in plane sight and those that are truly hidden. We will not only see art of the Renaissance for which it is so famous but special places of 18th, 19th and even 20th century import. Along the way we will "walk" its beautiful streets, duck into some secret gardens and wineries, and see a quick video from a local.


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Makeup session: TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 29 at 11am

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Once you register you will receive an email with how to pay. 

Date: Friday May 22nd @ 11am EST

Tour cost: $40.00

Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes


We will look at the three contemporary shows: 

Katharina Gross @ the Hamburg Bernhof in Berlin

Olafur Eliasson @ the Guggenheim Bilboa

Lynette Yiadom Boakye at Tate Britain

and then one classic show Caravaggio /Bernini : Baroque in Rome @ the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.


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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.




Customized private tours of exhibitions, permanent collections, themed tours, art fairs, auction previews and all else are always available throughout the year. Contact Nadja Hansen/Art Explorations here and we can design your unique experience together!

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Date: Friday June 26th 2020

Time: 11am EST

Duration: 1 hour

Price: $40.00 

We will be looking at three of the best art exhibitions of June 2020, two contemporary artists and one classic show. 

Christina Quarles at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Salman Toor at the Whitney in New York

Titian: Love Desire Death at The National Gallery London

"Ms. Quarles draws on trompe l’oeil and Cubism in a way that feels fresh and interesting.”   

                         --NY Times

"Toor is experiencing a massive moment"

                         —W Magazine

"Titian's epic series of paintings drawn from 

the poet Ovid hang together for the first time in three 

centuries, and tell a tale of sex, power and subversion."

                        -- The Guardian 

Register in advance for this art experience: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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