Lectures & Tours

Expert Guide and Lecturer in Art and Architectural History


Dr. Michael has been an expert guide and lecturer in art and architectural history for Art Institute of Chicago trips to Cambodia and Vietnam (2001, 2012), China (2008, 2011) and Japan (2016).  He has led hundreds of bus tours in the greater Chicago area as well as to sites in Iowa and Indiana.

Dr. Michael has been a contributor to Michelin Travel Publications since 1993, authoring a large portion of the first Green Guide to Chicago in 1996, and researching a variety of locations on the East Coast and throughout the Midwest, notably New York City, New Jersey and Indiana.  He has updated many Michelin guides worldwide and is sought out by editors for his architectural expertise.