Gay Secrets of the Met - Private Tour

 

OUT PROFESSIONALS INVITES YOU TO ENJOY AN EYE-OPENING PRIVATE TOUR OF THE MET WITH ANDREW LEAR.

Encore! On Saturday, April 15, Out Professionals offers OP Members and friends a choice of departures of “Secrets of the Met,” a private tour of homoerotic treasures from the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, conducted by Classicist and art historian Andrew Lear.

RSVP here to spread the word, but be sure to buy a ticket through Eventbrite.

This OP tour explores some of the Met’s choicest homoerotica, from ancient Greek nudes and erotic vase-painting to works from the Renaissance and the present day, many expressing same-gender desire. Famous artists and subjects appear, but so do lesser-known artists and works whose homoerotic charge is often ignored, including phallic totems from the Met’s Oceania collection.

Andrew Lear has taught art history and Classics at Harvard, Columbia and NYU. He is the founder of Oscar Wilde Tours, the first company to offer tours focused on LGBT history. For Lear’s insights on just one of the works included in our tour, visit The Gay and Lesbian Review. “Secrets of the Met” is not an official Met offering.

WHAT’S UP

Private tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, highlighting masterpieces with backstories of particular interest to an LGBT audience. Each OP tour is limited to 20 persons, departs promptly, and lasts approximately two hours. Your ticket admits you to the Met’s galleries, cafe and store until 8:30 p.m.

ADMISSION BY PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY
Our February and March tours sold out in record time. Advance ticketing ends at noon on Friday, Apr. 14, if available. Sorry, no walk-ins.

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