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)

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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KittyKatNYC75

2017-07-28 02:34:00

"Shady Ladies Tour of Paris " What an amazing Paris Tour! It was so well curated, and I felt like we got to see the best of Paris and even saw a gorgeous Castle in the Loire Valley!!!! Food was excellent, hotel was excellent...

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Virginia R

2017-07-19 07:42:54

"Frankly Fascinating Females" Note: this review refers to the "Nasty Women of the Metropolitan Museum" tour, although I suspect that there's some overlap with other tours sponsored by this company, and I would not hesitate to...

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Kareem E

2017-07-18 07:45:21

"Great, unique tour of the Met" We had a great time on this very interesting and unique tour. Highly recommend it! The speaker is super knowledgeable and super funny.

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Betsy2414

2017-07-15 18:12:57

"Shady Ladies - a new view of art history" Went on a date with my husband, who was the only man in attendance (besides the instructor). We are both a bit nerdy when it comes to art history and we LOVED all the insights and stories that we...

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lettyg422

2017-07-15 07:15:16

"MFA Tour" Wonderful tour! Hit many higlights but wish we would have heard the guide's take on Khalo and Okeefe paintings.

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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)

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
KittyKatNYC75

2017-07-28 02:34:00

"Shady Ladies Tour of Paris " What an amazing Paris Tour! It was so well curated, and I felt like we got to see the best of Paris and even saw a gorgeous Castle in the Loire Valley!!!! Food was excellent, hotel was excellent...

+More
Virginia R

2017-07-19 07:42:54

"Frankly Fascinating Females" Note: this review refers to the "Nasty Women of the Metropolitan Museum" tour, although I suspect that there's some overlap with other tours sponsored by this company, and I would not hesitate to...

+More
Kareem E

2017-07-18 07:45:21

"Great, unique tour of the Met" We had a great time on this very interesting and unique tour. Highly recommend it! The speaker is super knowledgeable and super funny.

+More
Betsy2414

2017-07-15 18:12:57

"Shady Ladies - a new view of art history" Went on a date with my husband, who was the only man in attendance (besides the instructor). We are both a bit nerdy when it comes to art history and we LOVED all the insights and stories that we...

+More
lettyg422

2017-07-15 07:15:16

"MFA Tour" Wonderful tour! Hit many higlights but wish we would have heard the guide's take on Khalo and Okeefe paintings.

+More
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