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)

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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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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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)

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...

+More
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
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
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