Andrew
Andrew
professor and guide
English, French, Italian, German
New York , New York , United States
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All tours are led personally by Professor Andrew Lear, a leading scholar on the history of sexuality and a master guide. With a B.A. from Harvard and a Ph.D. from UCLA, Professor Lear is one of the foremost experts on the erotic in Greek and Roman art. His book on Greek vase-painting won widespread praise for its erudition and accessibility, and was hailed by the American Journal of Archaeology as “destined for Classic status.” First and foremost, however, Professor Lear is a teacher. He prides himself on his ability to make high culture accessible to everyone, honed through years of teaching at Columbia, NYU and Harvard—where he won the Harvard Certificate for Excellence in Teaching four times. With his groundbreaking work on the history of art, his expertise in bringing the past to life and his long experience as a scholar and teacher, Professor Lear is your ideal guide to the always exciting, often racy, world of great art.

Reviews (70)

bsherdiver

2018-10-17 09:05:37

"“Nasty” Tour of the Met!" A friend and I did the Nasty Women Tour of the Met and it was awesome! Our guide, Renata, gave us a great overview of the Met’s outstanding collection using the theme of powerful women in art...

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Meaghan C

2018-10-16 09:22:31

"Nasty Women of the Met tour was wonderful" I could have gone another two hours on the nasty ladies tour. Our tour guide, Rena, taught us world history, art history, and art appreciation all the while entertaining us.

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brissieviv

2018-10-10 14:17:59

"Shady lady tour - The Met" We had only about four hours to spend at The Met so decided to do this 3 hour tour. Kirsten our guide was entertaining & knowledgeable and provided a very informative tour of art & sculpture...

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Footprints12988

2018-10-08 12:27:04

"Shady ladies" Our tour guide, a young woman with blonde hair, was delightful. She was full of information, injected humor into her presentation, and kept us interested the entire time. My.husband and I would have...

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Bshuter

2018-09-24 18:25:48

"Great Met tour for those who want depth" The Met is without a doubt overwhelming. If it’s your first time, set aside a day and just roam. If you’ve been and want some insight, try Shady Ladies Tours. It was 1/3 cultural history, 1/3...

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joelk128

2018-09-03 13:37:36

"Shady ladies of the metropolitan" Such an interesting and fun lecture. Prof. Lear was so knowledgeable and witty. Loved every minute of it. What the museum doesn’t want you to know

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Siobhan G

2018-08-29 10:51:33

"Shady Lady/Nasty Woman Tour At MFA Boston" I have been wanting to take this tour for months. So when I was finally available for one of the nights it was being run in Boston I immediately signed myself and a friend up. It's like a field trip...

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adriennelot

2018-08-02 17:06:47

"Great tour!" Highly recommend the Shady Lady tour of the MFA. An opportunity to learn more about the artifacts in the museum, stories you won't hear elsewhere.

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Amrita D

2018-08-02 16:07:20

"Shady Ladies of MFA" This tour in the MFA was incredible. Professor Lear is a very engaging guide and showcases his humor, immense body of knowledge as a historian, and a tangible passion for the arts. He made sure that...

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Atirsnibbor

2018-07-29 13:58:06

"Shady Ladies" Fun and informative. Two hours well spent! Learned a lot about courtesans in art and history from a terrific guide with knowledge and a great sense of humor

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Andrew

professor and guide
English, French, Italian, German
New York, New York, United States

About :

All tours are led personally by Professor Andrew Lear, a leading scholar on the history of sexuality and a master guide. With a B.A. from Harvard and a Ph.D. from UCLA, Professor Lear is one of the foremost experts on the erotic in Greek and Roman art. His book on Greek vase-painting won widespread praise for its erudition and accessibility, and was hailed by the American Journal of Archaeology as “destined for Classic status.” First and foremost, however, Professor Lear is a teacher. He prides himself on his ability to make high culture accessible to everyone, honed through years of teaching at Columbia, NYU and Harvard—where he won the Harvard Certificate for Excellence in Teaching four times. With his groundbreaking work on the history of art, his expertise in bringing the past to life and his long experience as a scholar and teacher, Professor Lear is your ideal guide to the always exciting, often racy, world of great art.


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Reviews (70)

bsherdiver

2018-10-17 09:05:37

"“Nasty” Tour of the Met!" A friend and I did the Nasty Women Tour of the Met and it was awesome! Our guide, Renata, gave us a great overview of the Met’s outstanding collection using the theme of powerful women in art...

+More
Meaghan C

2018-10-16 09:22:31

"Nasty Women of the Met tour was wonderful" I could have gone another two hours on the nasty ladies tour. Our tour guide, Rena, taught us world history, art history, and art appreciation all the while entertaining us.

+More
brissieviv

2018-10-10 14:17:59

"Shady lady tour - The Met" We had only about four hours to spend at The Met so decided to do this 3 hour tour. Kirsten our guide was entertaining & knowledgeable and provided a very informative tour of art & sculpture...

+More
Footprints12988

2018-10-08 12:27:04

"Shady ladies" Our tour guide, a young woman with blonde hair, was delightful. She was full of information, injected humor into her presentation, and kept us interested the entire time. My.husband and I would have...

+More
Bshuter

2018-09-24 18:25:48

"Great Met tour for those who want depth" The Met is without a doubt overwhelming. If it’s your first time, set aside a day and just roam. If you’ve been and want some insight, try Shady Ladies Tours. It was 1/3 cultural history, 1/3...

+More
joelk128

2018-09-03 13:37:36

"Shady ladies of the metropolitan" Such an interesting and fun lecture. Prof. Lear was so knowledgeable and witty. Loved every minute of it. What the museum doesn’t want you to know

+More
Siobhan G

2018-08-29 10:51:33

"Shady Lady/Nasty Woman Tour At MFA Boston" I have been wanting to take this tour for months. So when I was finally available for one of the nights it was being run in Boston I immediately signed myself and a friend up. It's like a field trip...

+More
adriennelot

2018-08-02 17:06:47

"Great tour!" Highly recommend the Shady Lady tour of the MFA. An opportunity to learn more about the artifacts in the museum, stories you won't hear elsewhere.

+More
Amrita D

2018-08-02 16:07:20

"Shady Ladies of MFA" This tour in the MFA was incredible. Professor Lear is a very engaging guide and showcases his humor, immense body of knowledge as a historian, and a tangible passion for the arts. He made sure that...

+More
Atirsnibbor

2018-07-29 13:58:06

"Shady Ladies" Fun and informative. Two hours well spent! Learned a lot about courtesans in art and history from a terrific guide with knowledge and a great sense of humor

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