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 (85)

Inna M

2019-03-13 04:57:00

"Wild & Weird with Shady Ladies" Excellent 2hr tour of the Met themed to all stuff weird spanning through the ages and cultures. Andrew Leah is a fabulous guide, knowledgable and charismatic. There was never a boring moment...

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dianabW5375XR

2019-03-05 11:13:20

""Let Them Eat Cake!"" Last Saturday I attended Shady Ladies "Let Them Eat Cake" tour, focusing on the French Revolution. It was my fourth Shady Ladies tour, and I have loved them all. Andrew Lear is a great tour guide...

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Anne W

2019-03-04 12:48:37

"Amazing!" I’ve done three tours at the Met with the Shady Ladies tour company and they have all been amazing. A great way to get more meaning out of a museum I’ve visited many times before. I’d highly...

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KelthaM1

2019-02-27 12:21:33

"Amusing and Informative" The tour guide was very amusing and informative. He obviously loves what he does and knows his subjects well. I got to places in the museum that I have not visited before. Would recommend.

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333Vanap

2019-02-24 12:05:37

"New way to view the Met" The Shady Ladies offers a refreshing way to view art and artifacts at the Met, even if you've been there countless of times. Andrew was entertaining and very knowledgeable, giving us interesting...

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wocaplel

2019-02-18 04:56:47

"History made clear." We were lucky enough to take a Shady Ladies tour with Professor Lear. He was interesting, informative and witty. Two hours + went very fast. History lessons in school were never this much fun. As he...

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Diane F

2019-02-14 03:28:52

"Shady LadyTour" I will never look at art the same way again! Who knew there was so much hidden meaning in a painting? The professor was such a fountain of information. It was so interesting and so much fun that the...

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Laura C

2019-01-29 08:34:36

"Unique fun way to experience the Met" I loved experiencing the Met through a guided tour based on works of art depicting powerful women and works of art by women who made waves as artists in a male dominated world. The guide's extensive...

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Merle B

2019-01-23 13:44:53

"Shady Ladies" Fabulous tour. The guide, Professor Lear is so interesting and gives lots of tidbits of information. I would take any tour with him. He is absolutely brilliant.

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lilemma11

2019-01-19 04:02:06

"Learning from the ladies of the MFA, Boston" This tour was a fascinating way to learn from a range of work that spanned time, space, genre and artists. I've been a member of the MFA for years yet until now, never put together the concepts...

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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 (85)

Inna M

2019-03-13 04:57:00

"Wild & Weird with Shady Ladies" Excellent 2hr tour of the Met themed to all stuff weird spanning through the ages and cultures. Andrew Leah is a fabulous guide, knowledgable and charismatic. There was never a boring moment...

+More
dianabW5375XR

2019-03-05 11:13:20

""Let Them Eat Cake!"" Last Saturday I attended Shady Ladies "Let Them Eat Cake" tour, focusing on the French Revolution. It was my fourth Shady Ladies tour, and I have loved them all. Andrew Lear is a great tour guide...

+More
Anne W

2019-03-04 12:48:37

"Amazing!" I’ve done three tours at the Met with the Shady Ladies tour company and they have all been amazing. A great way to get more meaning out of a museum I’ve visited many times before. I’d highly...

+More
KelthaM1

2019-02-27 12:21:33

"Amusing and Informative" The tour guide was very amusing and informative. He obviously loves what he does and knows his subjects well. I got to places in the museum that I have not visited before. Would recommend.

+More
333Vanap

2019-02-24 12:05:37

"New way to view the Met" The Shady Ladies offers a refreshing way to view art and artifacts at the Met, even if you've been there countless of times. Andrew was entertaining and very knowledgeable, giving us interesting...

+More
wocaplel

2019-02-18 04:56:47

"History made clear." We were lucky enough to take a Shady Ladies tour with Professor Lear. He was interesting, informative and witty. Two hours + went very fast. History lessons in school were never this much fun. As he...

+More
Diane F

2019-02-14 03:28:52

"Shady LadyTour" I will never look at art the same way again! Who knew there was so much hidden meaning in a painting? The professor was such a fountain of information. It was so interesting and so much fun that the...

+More
Laura C

2019-01-29 08:34:36

"Unique fun way to experience the Met" I loved experiencing the Met through a guided tour based on works of art depicting powerful women and works of art by women who made waves as artists in a male dominated world. The guide's extensive...

+More
Merle B

2019-01-23 13:44:53

"Shady Ladies" Fabulous tour. The guide, Professor Lear is so interesting and gives lots of tidbits of information. I would take any tour with him. He is absolutely brilliant.

+More
lilemma11

2019-01-19 04:02:06

"Learning from the ladies of the MFA, Boston" This tour was a fascinating way to learn from a range of work that spanned time, space, genre and artists. I've been a member of the MFA for years yet until now, never put together the concepts...

+More
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