Fri 1/29, 6pm - Gay Secrets of the Met Museum
Cost: $45 full price*; $39 seniors*; $25 Met members and students.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave (at 82nd Street). Meet (and depart) at 6pm from our meeting spot just inside the main entrance, just to the right near the coat check. At the end of the tour we will head to one of the bars of Met for cocktails
Early Bird Special: Save $4 with code EARLY* (expires 1/15/16. Not valid on prior sale or in combination with other offers)
Join us for a tour of the Gay Secrets of the Metropolitan Museum! Led by our favorite queer guide, Professor Andrew Lear, you 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 Museum. Price of admission does not include beverages. No refunds or exchanges.