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Oscar Wilde Tours

New York City, NY, USA
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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 multi-day gay history tours of Europe: In 2017, we are offering "Gay London/Gay Paris" (August 14-22), "Gay Greece, Homeland of Same-Sex Love" (September 7-19), and "Gay Italy, from Caesar to Michelangelo and Beyond" (September 20-29).
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Reviewed August 12, 2019

As long-time fans of the MFA, my husband and I signed up for Professor Lear's tour as a way to get a fresh perspective on a grand institution. The program exceeded our expectations--not just wonderful art in a new light, but the whole sequence as...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Andrew L, Owner at Oscar Wilde Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2019

Thanks for the lovely review! Glad you enjoyed the tour, and hope to see you again on another one, in Boston, NY, or Europe.

Reviewed June 15, 2019 via mobile

This unorthodox tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection focusing on the depiction of the male penis wasn’t quite what I expected. It could have been a bawdy comedic review, which is what I expected. Instead it was two hours of very interesting facts...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Andrew L, Owner at Oscar Wilde Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2019

Thanks for the great review! We're glad you enjoyed our newest tour, the Unhung Heroes of the Metropolitan. And we agree—it sounds like a joke, but in fact, it's an interesting topic in cultural history. Hope to see you on another Oscar Wilde Tours tour...More

Reviewed June 13, 2019

This tour of the Gay Secrets of the MFA opened my eyes not only to objects and paintings I had no idea existed, but gave me a new version of artwork I had seen time and time again. In general, I don't like tours. This...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Andrew L, Owner at Oscar Wilde Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2019

Thanks for you great review, June! We always try to include some well-known and some lesser-known works in every tour, so participants are discovering new things and re-discovering things they know. Thanks for noticing! Also, we wish there were something we could call them other...More

Reviewed June 2, 2019 via mobile

Fabulous tour that took me to parts of the met i’d Never seen and taught me a great deal about Gay history through the lens of the art world. So much fun! Professor Lear is an excellent guide!

Date of experience: June 2019
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Andrew L, Owner at Oscar Wilde Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2019

Thanks for your great review! Those are two of our biggest goals--to open up the museum and gay history for people. We're glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you on another tour!

Reviewed May 20, 2019 via mobile

I went on Andrew's walking tour of gay Greenwich Village yesterday and was tremendously impressed. As with his tours at the Met, Andrew is well-informed, witty and an all round excellent guide. Although I have been in and around Greenwich Village many times over the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

During a recent visit to New York, we participated in a tour from Oscar Wilde Tours titled "Gay Secrets of the Met". We highly recommend this tour; it was fun, informative and the guide, Dr. Lear, was an absolute delight! His insight and knowledge about...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 3, 2019

Tour was very informative, the docent is very knowledgable and conveys the lecture in a vivid way that makes it fun to listen. Very recommended.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Andrew L, Owner at Oscar Wilde Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2019

Thanks for your great review! That's what we're aiming at: a tour that is highly informative but also entertaining. We're glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you on another tour some time, at the MFA, the Met, or in Europe!

Reviewed December 11, 2018

I really enjoyed the Gay Secrets of the Metropolitan tour. It was informative, fun and I met interesting people.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Andrew L, Owner at Oscar Wilde Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Thanks for your great review! We're glad you enjoyed the tour and hope to see you on another one some time soon, maybe in Greenwich Village--or maybe in Europe!

Reviewed December 7, 2018

Had a nice and edifying eve with a small group at the Met. Andrew was charming and incredibly knowledgeable...he pointed out tremendously interesting things that I'm certain I'd have missed without his guidance.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Andrew L, Owner at Oscar Wilde Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2018

Thanks for your great review! We're glad to have shown you some of the museum's hidden secrets! Hope to see you again some other time, at the MFA, the Met, or in Europe!

Reviewed December 6, 2018

This tour was amazing! Super entertaining and informative! I learned a lot and had a blast! I recommended this tour to everyone

Date of experience: November 2018
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Andrew L, Owner at Oscar Wilde Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2018

Thanks for your great review! "Super entertaining and informative" is exactly what we're aiming for. We're glad you enjoyed the tour and hope to see you again, at the MFA, the Met, or in Europe!

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