Friday, October 14, 2011

Caravaggio& His Followers in Rome Exhibit

Know before you go and see the Caravaggio exhibit before it leaves. The last lecture will be Wed., January 4, 2012 at the La Madeleine's on Lemmon Ave from 7-9:00 p.m. Advance registration is required. Details:

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Mitford Sisters Lectures

A new chapter for Marco Art Tours began tonight with a lecture series on The Mitford Sisters at the La Madeleine's on Lemmon Ave. Great group! Lot of fun. A big thank you to my sister, Elizabeth, for helping me with media.

Want to join us for the remaining two lectures, visit:

Monday, June 6, 2011

D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Invasion of Normandy

As we are all busy on this hot summer day, stop and take a moment to remember those brave young Americans who went ashore at Normandy on June 6, 1944. It is because of their courage and sacrifice that we are free.

The sculpture to the left represents The Spirit of American Youth at the American Military Cemetery at Normandy.

To read more about the D-Day Invasion and Normandy, take a look at:

Friday, May 27, 2011

Great Video of VJ-Day in Honolulu from Jim Carvell

Jim Carvell, who has been in our WWII classes at SMU, sent me this wonderful video. Enjoy it. Thank you Jim!

Great video of a Spontaneous Victory Parade in Honolulu in 1945.Take a look at this video-absolutely fabulous! Notice the cars and jeeps, youth. The guys in khaki or gray shirts and black ties are Navy officers or chiefs. The rest are Army or Marine. How young they all were to do what they did.This guy really captured a moment in history! (You can listen to Jimmy Durante singing "I'll be Seeing You" in the background, too)This is a super video of a time past - we need to remember and be THANKFUL.Check out the color fidelity. It's not bad for 1945. Nothing will ever compare with Kodachrome film.Click here for the video:>

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

SMU Fall

Thanks to all of the quick responses to my informal poll. I think the Civil War & the Mitfords have it. Thanks!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Berlin has been added to the Germany tour in August. Prices are being updated over the weekend. Visit:

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

SMU - Feb. 9 - Campus closed

SMU Classes have been cancelled for the evening of Feb. 9 due to inclement weather. Stay warm & safe!