This tour was a fascinating way to learn from a range of work that spanned time, space, genre and artists. I've been a member of the MFA for years yet until now, never put together the concepts developed by this experience. It was creative, informative,...More
Mr Andrew Lear is an excellent tour guide. He draws us in and keeps our attention. I enjoyed listening to him as much as I enjoyed the artwork. Also, he answered all our questions. Very knowledgeable. I plan to take other tours in this series.
Moving from ancient Egypt to the Middle Ages to the 20’s, Lear captures you with his humor, knowledge, and clever art and cultural observations. Will make a point of attending every one of his tours and tempted to join him on his annual tour in...More
This was such an informative tour and our guide Rena was wonderful. What a great way to see the MET and learn about so many powerful women who are not typically given the spotlight they deserve. I learned so much and look forward to attending...More
Informative,delightful. A great combination of history, art history, cultural education and whimsical anecdotes. I've been to the MET dozens of times and never seen the items toured nor been informed in such an engaging way.
Thanks for your fabulous review! You have listed all the things we try to do—show people some things they haven't seen before, give them information, and engage them! We hope to see you on another tour some time, at the Met or in Europe!
An excellent overview of some of the Met's pieces...some better known, others not so much, but all either featuring women or created by women. Andrew is a first class raconteur who simultaneously educates and entertains.
I have done 3 of the Shady Ladies Tours. All of them fun and informative. The tour leaders not only gave us information but kept us out of high traffic areas.
This was a fantastic tour! I have been following Shady Ladies on Facebook for some time and I couldn't wait to to take one of the tours! Andrew, our guide, was excellent, He was extremely knowledge, friendly and very funny! I learned so much about...More
Thanks for your great review! We're so glad you enjoyed the tour and look forward to seeing you again!
Our tour guide was very informative and funny. He talked to each of us and was never hurried. He was great with people who needed to arrive late or got lost and he had excellent knowledge of the locations of everything in the vast museum....More
Fun and informative. A very knowledgable guide and the sort of information I wouldn't begin to think about when looking at portraits in the museum. Unlike any other museum tour I've been on
Thanks for your great review! We're glad you enjoyed the tour, and thanks for noticing that they are unusual: we're trying to do tours that are fun but also at a really high intellectual level. Hope to see you again!