Fri 8/21, 6pm: Gay Secrets of the Met Museum
Led by our favorite queer guide, Professor Andrew Lear
Meet at the cafe tables just north of the main steps of the Met Museum. 5th Ave at 83rd Street
Meet and depart at 6pm. At the end of the tour we will head up to the roof of the 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!).
*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 Musem. Price of admission does not include beverages. No refunds or exchanges.