November 20, 2016 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
1000 5th Ave
All of our art museum tours are led personally by Professor Andrew Lear, a leading scholar on the history of sexuality and a master guide. Our tours are intended for newcomers and experienced art enthusiasts alike.
On this fun and informative 2-hour museum tour, we will learn about many things, including:
– the courtesan who modeled for ancient Greece’s first female nude statue
– the official royal mistresses of the French kings
– the ballerinas of the Paris opéra in the 19th century, and their “patrons”
– the lurid and frightening image of the femme fatale
a Venetian courtesan who published books of poetry
the American beauty whose portrait scandalized France in the 1880s.
And so much more….
Come discover the racy and intriguing backstories behind the Met’s collection. It will change the way you see the Museum—and art itself—forever.
Ticket price includes museum admission. Advanced purchase necessary. Discounts available for seniors, students, and Met members.
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