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 (74)

EllBel

2017-12-06 16:30:52

"Shady Ladies Tour of the MFA in Boston" Excellent! Exceptionally knowledgeable and interesting guide, highly entertaining, made me see very familiar (and many-times-seen!) works in a completely new light! Definitely recommend!

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joanna_v_howard

2017-11-27 16:04:54

"Fascinating and fun" Very entertaining and interesting tour of the Metropolitan museum. Gained an insight into fashion and makeup depicted in statues and paintings since early Greek and Roman civilizations.

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Christine B

2017-11-20 15:50:43

"From the subdued to the sublime!" The tour points out what you could never otherwise see - even though it’s right before your eyes! Really eye opening!!

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jr-NYC

2017-11-19 18:49:50

"“Scandalous Secrets of the Metropolitan Museum”" Professor Andrew Lear was Informative and entertaining. His tour was chock full of history and melodrama. Covered a lot of ground, different centuries, cultures and media.

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CatherineWelgoss

2017-11-13 16:01:28

"Shady Lady tour of the Philadelphia Art Museum" This was my second tour with the Shady Ladies Tours and I can't wait for the next! Professor Lear does not disappoint in pointing out the best kept "secrets" of these magnificent women in history...

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angelaC1894VR

2017-11-12 19:18:31

"Interesting art tour" this is a very interesting art tour and there are many information that provided during the tour which u never know about that.

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567kiki

2017-11-11 06:33:07

"FABULOUS TOUR / SHADY LADIES / BOSTON MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS" INSIGHTFUL, INTERESTING, INFORMATIVE AND ENJOYABLE NICELY PACED / NOT RUSHED Andrew Lear's knowledge and presentation were extremely impressive. A wonderfully different experience of viewing and...

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tuesdayjanerupp

2017-11-09 06:55:36

"Shady Ladies Tour is Illuminating!" As a frequent museum goer, I can say that this Shady Ladies Tour is one of the best I've ever been on. Dr. Lear combines his training as an academic with his gift for storytelling to create a tour...

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wolfishscribbles

2017-11-04 03:18:25

"Wonderful Tour" My friend and I really enjoyed the Shady ladies tour and will be back again for another one soon! Thank you so much!

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Richard S

2017-11-02 06:26:00

"A Fun Romp through the Met!" I've been to the Met many times, but this was the first "guided tour". It was fascinating and fun to get Andrew Lear's take on the many courtesans who grace the walls of the museum. I would do it...

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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 (74)

EllBel

2017-12-06 16:30:52

"Shady Ladies Tour of the MFA in Boston" Excellent! Exceptionally knowledgeable and interesting guide, highly entertaining, made me see very familiar (and many-times-seen!) works in a completely new light! Definitely recommend!

+More
joanna_v_howard

2017-11-27 16:04:54

"Fascinating and fun" Very entertaining and interesting tour of the Metropolitan museum. Gained an insight into fashion and makeup depicted in statues and paintings since early Greek and Roman civilizations.

+More
Christine B

2017-11-20 15:50:43

"From the subdued to the sublime!" The tour points out what you could never otherwise see - even though it’s right before your eyes! Really eye opening!!

+More
jr-NYC

2017-11-19 18:49:50

"“Scandalous Secrets of the Metropolitan Museum”" Professor Andrew Lear was Informative and entertaining. His tour was chock full of history and melodrama. Covered a lot of ground, different centuries, cultures and media.

+More
CatherineWelgoss

2017-11-13 16:01:28

"Shady Lady tour of the Philadelphia Art Museum" This was my second tour with the Shady Ladies Tours and I can't wait for the next! Professor Lear does not disappoint in pointing out the best kept "secrets" of these magnificent women in history...

+More
angelaC1894VR

2017-11-12 19:18:31

"Interesting art tour" this is a very interesting art tour and there are many information that provided during the tour which u never know about that.

+More
567kiki

2017-11-11 06:33:07

"FABULOUS TOUR / SHADY LADIES / BOSTON MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS" INSIGHTFUL, INTERESTING, INFORMATIVE AND ENJOYABLE NICELY PACED / NOT RUSHED Andrew Lear's knowledge and presentation were extremely impressive. A wonderfully different experience of viewing and...

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tuesdayjanerupp

2017-11-09 06:55:36

"Shady Ladies Tour is Illuminating!" As a frequent museum goer, I can say that this Shady Ladies Tour is one of the best I've ever been on. Dr. Lear combines his training as an academic with his gift for storytelling to create a tour...

+More
wolfishscribbles

2017-11-04 03:18:25

"Wonderful Tour" My friend and I really enjoyed the Shady ladies tour and will be back again for another one soon! Thank you so much!

+More
Richard S

2017-11-02 06:26:00

"A Fun Romp through the Met!" I've been to the Met many times, but this was the first "guided tour". It was fascinating and fun to get Andrew Lear's take on the many courtesans who grace the walls of the museum. I would do it...

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