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Fri 12/4 - Gay Secrets of the Metropolitan Museum

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 5th Avenue New York, NY, 10028 United States (map)

Fri 12/4 - Gay Secrets of the Met Museum

Led by our favorite queer guide, Professor Andrew Lear
Where: Metropolitan
Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue (at 82nd Street). Meet inside the main entrance of the Met Museum, just to the right near the coat check.
When: Meet and depart at 6pm. At the end of the tour we will head to one of the bars of Met for cocktails
Cost: $45 full price*; $39 seniors*; $25 Met members and students


 Join us for a tour of the Gay Secrets of the Metropolitan Museum!   We will explore some of the Met's queer treasures, from ancient Greek nudes (and erotic vase-painting, on which Professor Lear is a world expert!) to homoerotic works from the Renaissance, and a panoply of modern works, some by LGBT artists, some portraying LGBT people, and some expressing same-sex desire.  Famous artists and personalities, such as Caravaggio or Gertrude Stein, will appear-but so will lesser-known artists and works whose homoerotic charge is often ignored (including images used in homosexual initiation rites in New Guinea!). Plus, you will get to see the Met Museum all decked out for the holidays!

*NOTE: "Full Price" and "Senior" price include cost of admission to the museum as well as the tour.  The $25 cost for Met members and students is for the tour only (please bring your member ID or student ID to gain entry to the museum). The tour is operated by Oscar Wilde Tours and is not officially an offering of the Met Museum. Price of admission does not include beverages. No refunds or exchanges.