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 (55)

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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elizabethp829

2018-05-26 04:50:47

"nasty ladies" Lots of fun - and informative without going too deep. Good guide, and of course being in the Met is always a treat. Will take the other tour another time!

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Red S

2018-05-24 05:09:21

"Sexy art tour" Lots of fun! It was great to get insights into the stories and history behind the art that you wouldn’t hear on traditional tours.

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744kay

2018-05-19 18:54:09

"Nasty Women at the Met" This is the second of these tours I’ve taken. First was Shady Ladies. Enjoyed both and will take more. The Met is so vast that just wandering around lacks focus and can be exhausting. These tours...

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Anne W

2018-05-12 11:39:46

"Wonderful!" I really enjoyed it. One of my favorite things I’ve done in New York. Docent was an expert and shared some really interesting things.

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Chiaramff

2018-05-10 11:56:53

"Fascinating Tour" Definitely a different and unconventional way of visiting a museum! The tour was fun and extremely interesting. I would have appreciated a more organized flow of content, instead of being scattered...

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marioncreusat

2018-04-30 18:17:16

"Amazing tour!" Amazing guided tour to discover the MET in a very unique way. We learnt a lot, had so much fun and want to come back for more Shady Ladies tours!

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jyindra

2018-04-24 17:25:20

"Nasty Women Tour" Love the tour, and love Andrew Lear! Best tour guide ever! Entertaining, informative and brilliant! What a great Saturday afternoon in Manhattan! Also, tour and tour guide Andrew Lear were both very...

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Dooti

2018-04-23 14:25:51

"Excellent Content, but too little covered" The content of the tour was creative, and it was delivered in an interesting manner with subtle nuances that was very entertaining. The reason why this tour gets and average rating is because I left...

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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 (55)

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
elizabethp829

2018-05-26 04:50:47

"nasty ladies" Lots of fun - and informative without going too deep. Good guide, and of course being in the Met is always a treat. Will take the other tour another time!

+More
Red S

2018-05-24 05:09:21

"Sexy art tour" Lots of fun! It was great to get insights into the stories and history behind the art that you wouldn’t hear on traditional tours.

+More
744kay

2018-05-19 18:54:09

"Nasty Women at the Met" This is the second of these tours I’ve taken. First was Shady Ladies. Enjoyed both and will take more. The Met is so vast that just wandering around lacks focus and can be exhausting. These tours...

+More
Anne W

2018-05-12 11:39:46

"Wonderful!" I really enjoyed it. One of my favorite things I’ve done in New York. Docent was an expert and shared some really interesting things.

+More
Chiaramff

2018-05-10 11:56:53

"Fascinating Tour" Definitely a different and unconventional way of visiting a museum! The tour was fun and extremely interesting. I would have appreciated a more organized flow of content, instead of being scattered...

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marioncreusat

2018-04-30 18:17:16

"Amazing tour!" Amazing guided tour to discover the MET in a very unique way. We learnt a lot, had so much fun and want to come back for more Shady Ladies tours!

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jyindra

2018-04-24 17:25:20

"Nasty Women Tour" Love the tour, and love Andrew Lear! Best tour guide ever! Entertaining, informative and brilliant! What a great Saturday afternoon in Manhattan! Also, tour and tour guide Andrew Lear were both very...

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Dooti

2018-04-23 14:25:51

"Excellent Content, but too little covered" The content of the tour was creative, and it was delivered in an interesting manner with subtle nuances that was very entertaining. The reason why this tour gets and average rating is because I left...

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