Harvardwood Presents: Shady Ladies of the Met (Second Tour)

March 18, 2016 at 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd St
(Meet at 5:45 by the BIG PHARAOH to the right in the Lobby)
New York, NY 10028
United States
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Cost:  $25 for Full Members and Friends of Harvardwood who are also Met Museum members; $30 for others (including guests) if they are Met Museum members; $45 for Full Members and Friends of Harvardwood (and their guests) who are NOT Met Museum members; $50 for those who are neither Harvardwood members nor Met Museum members. 


Shady_English.jpgLIMITED TO JUST 18 PEOPLE.  Advance registration is REQUIRED—no tickets will be sold at the door!  Our first Shady Ladies tour got sold out amazingly quickly, so we strongly recommend registering early for this one!

(We apologize for the unusual complexity of the pricing!  This is because the Met Museum charges guided tour groups a special fee of $20 per attendee, which can be waived if the attendee is a Met Museum Member. If you need help to make sense of this, do feel free to e-mail us at [email protected]!)

Shady_Salome.jpgCourtesans, royal mistresses, scandalous women of every sort—the Metropolitan Museum is crammed with them, from the ancient Greeks to Sargent's Madame X and beyond.  These sexy—and often intelligent, educated, wealthy, even powerful—women were key members of their political and cultural elites, fascinating patrons and artists alike, from Praxiteles to Titian to Manet.  But who were they?  What were their stories?  To find out, join us as the witty, erudite, and entertaining Andrew Lear guides us through the lives and loves that lie behind the paintings.  The Met will never seem quite the same again.

Andrew Lear is a world authority on sex in Ancient Greece and a scholar of sexuality throughout the ages.  He has taught English literature and Italian at Harvard, and Classics at Columbia, Pomona College, and NYU, and is the co-author of the definitive work on male-male love in Greek vase painting Images of Ancient Greek Pederasty: Boys Were Their Gods.  He is the President of Oscar Wilde Tours, the world's only gay history tour company.

Click to purchase a ticket for a member of:

$25  Both Harvardwood* AND the Metropolitan Museum

$45  Just Harvardwood*, NOT the Metropolitan Museum

$30  Just the Metropolitan Museum, NOT Harvardwood

$50  NEITHER Harvardwood NOR the Metropolitan Museum

*includes Friends of Harvardwood

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