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Oscar Wilde Tours

1202 Lexington Ave, #141, New York City, NY 10028-1439
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Amazing Time

Highly recommend Andrew and his tours. He’s an amazing guide! Bring a notebook...he’ll have you... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Django65
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Fun, Fabulous, and Fascinating!

We attended Professor Lear's West Village tour as part of a company Employee Resource Group event... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
catkenns
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1202 Lexington Ave, #141, New York City, NY 10028-1439
Upper East Side
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 4 days ago

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

Thank catkenns
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Reviewed April 30, 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 April 22, 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 April 21, 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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Reviewed April 12, 2018

I was pleased with the tour, the information given, and the guide. He chose the art that we viewed well and made the subject interesting. I learned many details that I'd not heard before. Well-done! Thank you.

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Reviewed April 12, 2018

My friend and I had the best time on this tour. It was so fun. Perfect amount of time. Got to see a whole bunch of things in the museum and our tour guide was so funny and knowledgeable. Highly highly recommend this one!

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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Make all the difference and Andrew and his crew certainly put the spunk in spunky. Beyond first-class knowledgable, clearly well educated about their given subjected opposed to memorising it by rote, afternoons can be filled with stories from my lover” as you replay them back...More

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Reviewed December 2, 2017

History of pieces, artists, and backstories from the LGBTQ perspective. Prof. Lear is clearly an expert and enjoys sharing his knowledge in a fun and informative way. Excellent tour, highly recommended, I will seek out other tours with Oscar Wilde Tours for sure.

Thank Stuart G
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Andrew L, Owner at Oscar Wilde Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2017

Thanks for your kind words, Stuart! We look forward to seeing you again! Andrew L

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Reviewed October 24, 2017

As Andrew says, museums tend to keep the public “out” of inside information on works they display. Andrew pulls the mask of titles and objects and we had a chance to look at them differently, more intelligently. He helped us understand and see some of...More

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