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Gay Secrets tour at the MFA

The tour was amazing! I learned so much about so many individual artists and time periods. I would... read more

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Niamh J
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More than meets the eye

The mainstream of art history may focus on the mundane and the easily accessible - you'll find... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jb c
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Oscar Wilde Tours offers tours focused on gay history and art. In New York, we offer a "Gay Secrets of the Metropolitan Museum" tour, covering the LGBT themed works in the museum from ancient Greek statues to Picasso's Gertrude Stein. We also offer...more
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1202 Lexington Ave, #141, New York City, NY 10028-1439
Upper East Side
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Reviewed today via mobile

The tour was amazing! I learned so much about so many individual artists and time periods. I would definitely recommend doing this tour again and seeing the tour in other museums too! 10/10!!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The mainstream of art history may focus on the mundane and the easily accessible - you'll find colors explained, movements explored, and historical events summarized. And it's always hetero-normative, always. This tour gives you the education you wish you had - unedited, slightly erotic, and...More

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Andrew L, Owner at Oscar Wilde Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review, JB! That's just what we're trying to accomplish, to uncover the hidden gay side of art, history, and museums! Hope to see you on another tour some time.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Museums can feel stuffy and inaccessible, but with Andrew and Oscar Wilde Tours you get to experience art in a fresh and accessible way. We had the best time exploring the museum and seeing different pieces in a completely new light and taking time to...More

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Andrew L, Owner at Oscar Wilde Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review! That describes exactly what we are trying to do: open up the museum (and by extension art and history) to people by showing them some fresh and intriguing works and aspects of the collection. Hope to see you again some...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a great way to spend a Wednesday night with a wonderfully electric tour guide that points out things in a museum you've been to 50 times, but definitely never saw- Thank you for an enlightening evening!

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Andrew L, Owner at Oscar Wilde Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for a great review! That's what we're trying to do--show people that museums are an endless source of intriguing stories. Hope to see you on another tour!

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

An absolutely wonderful time, I e been to the Met many times before, but Prof. Lear made it even better! Learned a bunch and got to see so many wonderful things that I didnt know were there! Oscar Wilde tours will definitely be seeing more...More

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Andrew L, Owner at Oscar Wilde Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thanks for the great review! We love showing people some of the Met's secret treasures: it's so big and overwhelming that you can easily pass by really interesting things without even noticing them. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend Andrew and his tours. He’s an amazing guide! Bring a notebook...he’ll have you digging for more information long after.

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

We attended Professor Lear's West Village tour as part of a company Employee Resource Group event for Pride Month. The tour was absolutely fabulous, and I learned so much from it. I feel so much more knowledgeable about NYC's fascinating, gay history. It was very...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

I went on the Boston MFA tour and it was amazing. I learned so much. It’s definitely worth your time.

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Really amazing tour! Loved our visit to the MFA Boston and loved Andrew our guide. He was professional, personable, and just an overall great person to have lead us through the gay history here. Can't wait to do another tour soon!

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

This was delightful - a new look at the MFA with a wonderful tour guide who was able to answer every question and share a wealth of knowledge. This was a tour that had us laughing and thinking and enjoying the museum in a new...More

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