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 (19)

Liz W

2017-10-16 17:15:44

"Thank you!!" Kirsten, our leader, was excellent and I could see how frustrating it could bet o have a presenter without personality or deep background in the topic.

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Deborah G

2017-10-03 02:15:52

"Love us some Nasty Ladies" We are New Yorkers who enjoy taking different tours every time we go to the Met. We do tours because otherwise it's too easy to get overwhelmed by all the great pieces. Where do you start and what...

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ROBINLEW

2017-09-24 04:55:08

"SHADY LADIES" tour was fabulous, informative & fun made even more remarkable by our guide, kirsten, who was fun, friendly & a wealth of knowledge!

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Liz K

2017-09-23 17:16:47

"Shady side of Art" Factual frolicking Fabulous evening lead by Kristen ... She was full of energy & fabulous facts presented with the best personality! She made the evening!!

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JuliaMa444

2017-09-14 08:37:56

"This Tour Literally Changed The Way I Look at Art" I wasn't that big of an art fan. But after taking this tour I actually started thinking that art is pretty interesting and that it is more than what you see on a picture. This tour is highly...

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professorshapiro

2017-09-02 15:53:13

"Outstanding Art Tour" We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The presentation - using stories - is perfect. We plan to take other tours with Dr. Lear.

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amandadA1658PK

2017-08-30 11:04:03

"Shady Ladies Tour Is Bomb!" I loved the tour guide, Andrew. I loved his wisdom and personality. If you are a feminist or an art history buff, you will love this tour! Any woman or man would love it. It was the best girl friend...

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lilliam e

2017-08-21 16:42:15

"A learning experience" It was awesome.. had a lot of fun learning about the secrets of love and romance in the old times. Guide had a lot of knowledge.

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Leena N

2017-08-21 13:36:29

"Must see must do!" Best tour in a museum I have ever had!!!! So inspired and uplifted it's unbelievable! Bring your notebooks because there will be loads of ideas you will want to capture.

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ebbonin

2017-08-14 03:35:28

"Shady Ladies Tour" Went on the tour this past Saturday...it was even better than I expected. The guide was very engaging and funny. I would highly recommend this tour!

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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 (19)

Liz W

2017-10-16 17:15:44

"Thank you!!" Kirsten, our leader, was excellent and I could see how frustrating it could bet o have a presenter without personality or deep background in the topic.

+More
Deborah G

2017-10-03 02:15:52

"Love us some Nasty Ladies" We are New Yorkers who enjoy taking different tours every time we go to the Met. We do tours because otherwise it's too easy to get overwhelmed by all the great pieces. Where do you start and what...

+More
ROBINLEW

2017-09-24 04:55:08

"SHADY LADIES" tour was fabulous, informative & fun made even more remarkable by our guide, kirsten, who was fun, friendly & a wealth of knowledge!

+More
Liz K

2017-09-23 17:16:47

"Shady side of Art" Factual frolicking Fabulous evening lead by Kristen ... She was full of energy & fabulous facts presented with the best personality! She made the evening!!

+More
JuliaMa444

2017-09-14 08:37:56

"This Tour Literally Changed The Way I Look at Art" I wasn't that big of an art fan. But after taking this tour I actually started thinking that art is pretty interesting and that it is more than what you see on a picture. This tour is highly...

+More
professorshapiro

2017-09-02 15:53:13

"Outstanding Art Tour" We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The presentation - using stories - is perfect. We plan to take other tours with Dr. Lear.

+More
amandadA1658PK

2017-08-30 11:04:03

"Shady Ladies Tour Is Bomb!" I loved the tour guide, Andrew. I loved his wisdom and personality. If you are a feminist or an art history buff, you will love this tour! Any woman or man would love it. It was the best girl friend...

+More
lilliam e

2017-08-21 16:42:15

"A learning experience" It was awesome.. had a lot of fun learning about the secrets of love and romance in the old times. Guide had a lot of knowledge.

+More
Leena N

2017-08-21 13:36:29

"Must see must do!" Best tour in a museum I have ever had!!!! So inspired and uplifted it's unbelievable! Bring your notebooks because there will be loads of ideas you will want to capture.

+More
ebbonin

2017-08-14 03:35:28

"Shady Ladies Tour" Went on the tour this past Saturday...it was even better than I expected. The guide was very engaging and funny. I would highly recommend this tour!

+More
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