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
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Thanks for the lovely review! Glad you enjoyed the tour, and hope to see you again on another one, in Boston, NY, or Europe.
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
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
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
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
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!
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!
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
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
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.
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!
I really enjoyed the Gay Secrets of the Metropolitan tour. It was informative, fun and I met interesting people.
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!
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.
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!
This tour was amazing! Super entertaining and informative! I learned a lot and had a blast! I recommended this tour to everyone
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!