David Gariff

David Gariff

David Gariff is a senior lecturer at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and an adjunct professor of art history at The Catholic University of America. A specialist in modern and contemporary art and the art of the Italian Renaissance, he has taught art history at the University of Wisconsin, Cleveland State University, Trinity University, and the University of Maryland, College Park, where he received his Ph.D. He was a graduate fellow in Italy at the University of Florence and the University of Pisa, and a Fulbright and Kress Foundation fellow at the Institute for the History of Lombard Art in Milan. David has lectured and written widely on topics related to modern art, film, and the Italian Renaissance; his book The World’s Most Influential Painters and the Artists They Inspired explores the theme of artistic influence and inspiration in Western painting.


David was very knowledgeable and approachable. He has a genuine love of Italy and it's arts. His talks were informative and entertaining.

Previous Journeys Traveler, Highlights of Italy

David really helped us to appreciate the art we were seeing. He went out of his way to be available for questions. Great speaker!

Steven and Emily M., Highlights of Italy

His knowledge of Italian art, history, and culture is immense. Moreover, because David is fluent in Italian, he was very helpful in answering general questions and facilitating our overall understanding of modern Italy. David's contribution to our overall enjoyment of the tour was immeasurable. It would be our great pleasure to travel with David again on future tours of Italy.

Jim and Mary C., Highlights of Italy


Northern Italy

14 days | Starting at: $5,999
Sep 23, 2015 - Oct 6, 2015
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