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 (63)

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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Ellen F

2018-07-16 06:57:10

"Wonderful and informative experience" This targeted tour was engaging and informative. One of the best ways to see the cavernous Metropolitan Museum of Art. Subject matter more adult than child.

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Marie M

2018-07-10 06:04:07

""Nasty Women"" Excellent tour with wonderful historical background information! The fact that we covered most of the museum moving from piece to piece is actually advantageous. We got to see sections of the...

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MGL

2018-07-08 10:37:27

"Nasty Pleasures" Entertaining and educational tidbits enlivened the most obscure corners of the museum. We were treated to stories of heroism and the perseverance of the artist against the odds of society. It was...

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Antoinette S

2018-06-28 05:14:15

"Shady Ladies :" The tour was incredible. The tour guide knew so many little details and was so entertaining. I really enjoyed his stories and hope to take another one of his themed tours.

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amefromnyc

2018-06-20 14:31:17

"Who Needs Google When You Have Professor Lear?" The "Women"s History Tour of Greenwich Village" was superb, as were the 3 tours I took with professor Lear at the Met. Always packed with knowledge, I come away inspired to learn more. What else can...

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rebeccagates2018

2018-06-10 05:46:43

"Fashion and Beauty of the Metropolitan Museum" Thoroughly enjoyed Andrew Lear’s interpretations of Sargent’s portrait paintings at the Metropolitan Museum. Each painting we viewed conveyed an interesting and long lasting contribution towards the...

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Subzero4534

2018-05-28 12:34:50

"Terrific way to explore the Met" My husband and I were members of the Met for years when we lived in Brooklyn. Now that we’re visitors to the city, we knew we had to spend a day at the Met, and were drawn to the “theme” offered by...

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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 (63)

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

+More
Ellen F

2018-07-16 06:57:10

"Wonderful and informative experience" This targeted tour was engaging and informative. One of the best ways to see the cavernous Metropolitan Museum of Art. Subject matter more adult than child.

+More
Marie M

2018-07-10 06:04:07

""Nasty Women"" Excellent tour with wonderful historical background information! The fact that we covered most of the museum moving from piece to piece is actually advantageous. We got to see sections of the...

+More
MGL

2018-07-08 10:37:27

"Nasty Pleasures" Entertaining and educational tidbits enlivened the most obscure corners of the museum. We were treated to stories of heroism and the perseverance of the artist against the odds of society. It was...

+More
Antoinette S

2018-06-28 05:14:15

"Shady Ladies :" The tour was incredible. The tour guide knew so many little details and was so entertaining. I really enjoyed his stories and hope to take another one of his themed tours.

+More
amefromnyc

2018-06-20 14:31:17

"Who Needs Google When You Have Professor Lear?" The "Women"s History Tour of Greenwich Village" was superb, as were the 3 tours I took with professor Lear at the Met. Always packed with knowledge, I come away inspired to learn more. What else can...

+More
rebeccagates2018

2018-06-10 05:46:43

"Fashion and Beauty of the Metropolitan Museum" Thoroughly enjoyed Andrew Lear’s interpretations of Sargent’s portrait paintings at the Metropolitan Museum. Each painting we viewed conveyed an interesting and long lasting contribution towards the...

+More
Subzero4534

2018-05-28 12:34:50

"Terrific way to explore the Met" My husband and I were members of the Met for years when we lived in Brooklyn. Now that we’re visitors to the city, we knew we had to spend a day at the Met, and were drawn to the “theme” offered by...

+More
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