Gay Secrets of the Metropolitan Museum

What to expect
  • Discover some of the Met’s most prominent representations of homosexuality
  • Examine a great variety of homoerotic works, from Ancient Greece through the 20th century
  • Learn about the greats, like Michelangelo’s Cupid, as well as lesser-known artists and works that are often ignored
  • Never look at the Metropolitan Museum in the same way again
If someone mentions the Metropolitan Museum and you don’t instantly think “homoeroticism,” then you’ve clearly never been on this fascinating, informative tour.

Discover the queer treasures on display throughout the Met, from erotic Ancient Greek vases to Picasso’s portrait of Gertrude Stein, plus many lesser-known artists and works that few people tend to notice.

In the meantime, learn about the expression of homosexuality in other cultures, like New Guinean sex initiation rites, represented in the Met’s Oceania collection.

So whether the works are by LGBT artists, portraying LGBT people, or just showing some same-sex desire, the Met has them all- and they’re all just waiting for you to find them.

Note: The exact meeting location is given upon confirmation of booking.
Key Highlights
Price $49.00 per guest
Duration / Session 2 hours
# Sessions 1
Professor Andrew Lear is a Classicist and art historian and a world expert on sexuality in the ancient world. He has been a beloved teacher at Harvard, Columbia, and NYU and also has many years of experience designing and leading tours. His tours are intellectually stimulating, culturally rewarding, and above all fun!
There are no refunds: all sales are final.

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