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 (79)

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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bagtour

2017-10-31 14:55:21

"Shady Ladies Tour at the Philadelphia Museum of Art" A tour of paintings in the museum with interesting backstories about the painters, subjects and time periods in which the painting was completed.

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janet55mc

2017-10-30 15:21:46

"Shady Ladies Rocks" Excellent in depth perspective of the history, cultural significance selected paintings throughout the museum...but in a fun interactive way. Looking forward to trying Shady Ladies Tours in NYC at...

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FrenchOnion78

2017-10-30 15:11:15

"Shady in Philly" I have been studying the lives and histories of courtesans for many years. It's a subject that has fascinated me since I first heard of Veronica Franco. Look her up! This tour was educational and...

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Jliketotravel

2017-10-26 17:52:31

"Enlightening & Entertaining art tour!" This tour included new insights into artwork that I was familiar with at the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston, such as works by Mary Cassatt. Andrew, the docent presented Ancient Greek art pieces that...

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dispenza93

2017-10-23 11:36:39

"Fashion across the ages" THe tour was fun. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and gave some fascinating insights into the artists and artwork. Really great experience.

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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 (79)

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...

+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...

+More
bagtour

2017-10-31 14:55:21

"Shady Ladies Tour at the Philadelphia Museum of Art" A tour of paintings in the museum with interesting backstories about the painters, subjects and time periods in which the painting was completed.

+More
janet55mc

2017-10-30 15:21:46

"Shady Ladies Rocks" Excellent in depth perspective of the history, cultural significance selected paintings throughout the museum...but in a fun interactive way. Looking forward to trying Shady Ladies Tours in NYC at...

+More
FrenchOnion78

2017-10-30 15:11:15

"Shady in Philly" I have been studying the lives and histories of courtesans for many years. It's a subject that has fascinated me since I first heard of Veronica Franco. Look her up! This tour was educational and...

+More
Jliketotravel

2017-10-26 17:52:31

"Enlightening & Entertaining art tour!" This tour included new insights into artwork that I was familiar with at the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston, such as works by Mary Cassatt. Andrew, the docent presented Ancient Greek art pieces that...

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dispenza93

2017-10-23 11:36:39

"Fashion across the ages" THe tour was fun. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and gave some fascinating insights into the artists and artwork. Really great experience.

+More
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