There’s no substitute for seeing art in its original surroundings. They help us to understand the historical and cultural forces that conditioned the creation of art in the first place. In the United States we enjoy art primarily in museums. However, institutions can exhibit only framed paintings, works on paper, and small-scale sculptures – portable works of art that lend themselves to contemplation in such settings. But most of the world’s great art is not portable and therefore is not on view in museums. Through organized travel or more informal meetings in museums and galleries, William Hood Fine Arts provides the kind of instructional guidance intended to make works of art come alive.