Rafael Chacón

Rafael Chacón

H. Rafael Chacón is Professor of Art History and Criticism at The University of Montana-Missoula where he lectures on a broad range of art historical subjects. He received his doctorate in art history with honors from the University of Chicago, having been awarded numerous research fellowships to study in Europe, including an award from the Spanish Ministry of Culture for his dissertation on Michelangelism in renaissance sculpture. He has written on a range of topics related to renaissance and baroque art, both in Europe and in the Americas, most recently focusing on revival style architecture in the U.S. northwest during the late 19th century. Dr. Chacón has led numerous successful travel abroad trips to Italy and has been a speaker for the Smithsonian Journeys program in western, central, and eastern Europe.


Wonderful, interesting lecturer and very well prepared. Rafael made the trip exceptional and that's how we describe the difference between Smithsonian and other tours.

Barbara M.


Highlights of Italy

17 days | Starting at: $5,884
Oct 28, 2014 - Nov 13, 2014
Mar 24, 2015 - Apr 9, 2015
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Across Northern Spain and Portugal

17 days | Starting at: $5,878
May 12, 2015 - May 28, 2015
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Village Stay in Southeast Italy: Apulia

9 days | Starting at: $4,595
Sep 8, 2015 - Sep 16, 2015
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