Shady Ladies of the Metropolitan

What to expect
  • Explore the Met with a knowledgeable guide during a storytelling tour about “shady” women
  • Learn about the the lives, loves, and histories of some of the most notorious women in art
  • View works from a range of periods and artists
  • Expand your knowledge of art during a creative touring experience
The ladies of the Met are beautiful and renowned. And in a few cases, maybe a “bit” scandalous!

During this 2-hour tour, you’ll look upon some of the most evocative women ever depicted in art, in mediums that range from Greek sculpture to stirring portraiture.

Captured in these pieces are women renowned for their intelligence, power, and sex appeal, but whose more “shady” inclinations are often overlooked. You'll tour the Met with a knowledgeable guide, enjoying anecdotes designed to illuminate these women in a new light. Subjects range from powerful women such as Mme. de Pompadour, to lesser known subjects, like Degas’ ballerina.

Sign up today for two hours of informative and thought-provoking fun.
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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