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 (87)

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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GraceM401

2018-12-19 10:57:20

"Shady Lady Tour Met Museum NYC" Informative,delightful. A great combination of history, art history, cultural education and whimsical anecdotes. I've been to the MET dozens of times and never seen the items toured nor been informed...

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l0vi51

2018-11-23 11:34:05

"Shady Ladies, Courtesans of the Metropolitian Museum" This was a fantastic tour! I have been following Shady Ladies on Facebook for some time and I couldn't wait to to take one of the tours! Andrew, our guide, was excellent, He was extremely knowledge...

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nycebh

2018-11-12 11:31:36

"Enjoyed both Fashion and Nasty Ladies Tours at Met" Took the Saturday afternoon Nasty Ladies Tour at Met. Learned about Nasty ladies in painting and sculptures throughout thousands of years of history. Guide was excellent, not only getting us through...

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Stevie104

2018-10-25 16:41:07

"Great way to learn about history and art!" Super fun and informative! The guide was so enthusiastic that it was really interesting to learn from him. We loved it!

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Elizabeth S

2018-10-25 14:28:57

"Shady Ladies Tour - MFA" I learned a lot and had some good laughs. Nice way to reconnect with old friends and see things at the MFA I typically would not have on my own.

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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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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 (87)

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
GraceM401

2018-12-19 10:57:20

"Shady Lady Tour Met Museum NYC" Informative,delightful. A great combination of history, art history, cultural education and whimsical anecdotes. I've been to the MET dozens of times and never seen the items toured nor been informed...

+More
l0vi51

2018-11-23 11:34:05

"Shady Ladies, Courtesans of the Metropolitian Museum" This was a fantastic tour! I have been following Shady Ladies on Facebook for some time and I couldn't wait to to take one of the tours! Andrew, our guide, was excellent, He was extremely knowledge...

+More
nycebh

2018-11-12 11:31:36

"Enjoyed both Fashion and Nasty Ladies Tours at Met" Took the Saturday afternoon Nasty Ladies Tour at Met. Learned about Nasty ladies in painting and sculptures throughout thousands of years of history. Guide was excellent, not only getting us through...

+More
Stevie104

2018-10-25 16:41:07

"Great way to learn about history and art!" Super fun and informative! The guide was so enthusiastic that it was really interesting to learn from him. We loved it!

+More
Elizabeth S

2018-10-25 14:28:57

"Shady Ladies Tour - MFA" I learned a lot and had some good laughs. Nice way to reconnect with old friends and see things at the MFA I typically would not have on my own.

+More
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
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