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“Museum Hack Gave Me The Tour Of All Tours”
Review of Museum Hack DC

Museum Hack DC
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$49.00*
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Renegade Group Tour of the National Gallery of Art
Ranked #5 of 161 Tours in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This ain't your grandma's museum tour. What we offer is a fun, group-oriented VIP museum adventure. You will be entertained... and learn a bit along the way. We strive to offer a brand new view of the National Gallery, one that you wouldn't get by simply visiting the museum on your own. We are a collective of renegade museum lovers who are dedicated to engaging people in museums as real people. We have degrees in art history, museum studies, theater, etc. and have worked in a wide variety of museums. For corporations and businesses, we offer a fun team building activity at the best museums in the world.
Reviewed September 6, 2017

I felt like a rock star!

Museum Hack provides invigorating, intelligent yet surprisingly intimate group tours. The format works whether you're a total newbie and have never set foot inside a museum before, if you've previously visited but haven't always connected or if you're an art history aficionado. I almost hate to use the word "hip" - as it is grossly overused - but it was that much fun! This was a tour even a teenager would enjoy.

The tour was:
a) part Vogue
b) part Clue/Mystery
c) part Romance & Cosplay
d) part Action Adventure blockbuster

We moved at a good pace - physically moving across the entire museum between floors and up stairs which got our hearts pumping a bit. You could tell there was much thought put into how the tour might best utilize the collection. We saw paintings, sculptures and mixed media pieces.

We started off with a bit of museum intrigue by giving the docents a wide berth. Think of this as a potential bit of "old" ways vs. "new" ways of doing things. Or in technology terms, Museum Hack might consider itself a bit of a "disruptor" of the stodgy perspective of attending museums. Even though we are all entitled to share spaces available to the public, some people are fussy and territorial.

Like opera, which was the popular music of its time morphed into something many perceive as the main purview of the mature and wealthy. Music and art are for the everyday person as much as the curator or benefactor. During these increasingly uncertain times, we need more creativity now more than ever.

Our affable tour guide mixed historical references with mentions of contemporary artists whose works could be complimentary. What a brilliant idea and point of reference that elevated this far beyond even what a seasoned art buff might expect. This tour was a surprise of useful information that you could find useful long after it ends. I'll never look at a museum the same way again.

Thank faithfromsf
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Museum_Hack, Guest Relations Manager at Museum Hack DC, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2017

Wow thanks so much for the amazing review! It sounds like you had an awesome time on your tour. We had fun just reading through your description of it! We are so glad you enjoyed the tour, learned something and saw a little bit of everything. We love hearing that we hit the mark to do things different and show everyone and anyone that museums are awesome. We absolutely hope you will join us for another tour (or many more!) in the future. We'd love to have you! Thanks again!! - Caitlin, VIP Customer Service Associate

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Reviewed August 21, 2017

I took the Un-highlights tour last week with Will and had a wonderful time! He was very informative and enthusiastic about the stories of the artists and their subjects. I was intimidated by the 2-hour time frame of the tour at first, but it flew by as Will kept us entertained the entire time. The games and interactive nature of this tour also helped to make this an experience that art lovers and skeptics alike would love. I'd highly recommend this tour.

Thank Anna B
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Museum_Hack, Guest Relations Manager at Museum Hack DC, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2017

Thank you so much for the review and recommendation! Will is an awesome tour guide and we will definitely let him know that you really enjoyed your tour. We are so glad you ended up loving the two hours and hope you come back for more! - Caitlin, VIP Customer Service Associate

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Reviewed August 18, 2017

If you had told my husband (former college football player and avid sports guy) that he would love a 2 hour tour of an art gallery, he would have said you were crazy! But he did love it, and so did I. Will (our awesome tour guide) was enthusiastic and brilliant. His love of history and art was contagious and wildly entertaining. The two hours flew by.

Thank mpmarkey
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Museum_Hack, Guest Relations Manager at Museum Hack DC, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2017

Haha, we're glad to hear your husband ended up loving the tour! That is absolutely our goal!! Will is a wonderful guide and we will be sure to let him know how much you enjoyed the tour. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Every review really means a lot to us! - Caitlin, VIP Customer Service Associate

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Reviewed August 18, 2017

My guide, Caroline, was so bubbly, enthusiastic, and friendly. I had a great time learning about some of the under-appreciated ladies who contributed to the history of art. It was an nice crash course on a handful of women who created, preserved, or worked behind the scenes in the art world. These stories have made me more cognizant of diversity in major art museums, and more specifically I'm interested in learning more about the women I was introduced to during the tour. I would highly recommend either of the Museum Hack tours at NGA. Thanks Caroline!

Thank Shawn S
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Museum_Hack, Guest Relations Manager at Museum Hack DC, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2017

Thanks so much for the awesome review! It sounds like you really learned a lot on your tour and we love love love hearing that! Caroline is amazing and we will absolutely let her know how much you enjoyed the tour. We sincerely hope to see you back on another tour. Thanks again! - Caitlin, VIP Customer Service Associate

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Reviewed August 7, 2017

The National Gallery is a treasure in our nation's capital and we are fortunate to have it. Although the museum itself is free, I highly recommend a guided tour. With limited time, guided tours a good means to get the major highlights of a large museum. This was no exception. Our guide Will took us to view most of the important pieces of Italian Renaissance, Dutch, French and American Artists, with some interesting stories behind the pieces. Included were some interactive "assignments" as we walked around, then we discussed our findings. I found this last part interesting, but feel one activity would be plenty, and would rather use the time to explore another area of the museum under a guide (for me this would be the 5th star). Will is a very knowledgeable guide, and I give him great credit in this area.

Thank Laura B
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Museum_Hack, Guest Relations Manager at Museum Hack DC, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate it! Will is an amazing guide and we will definitely let him know how much you enjoyed exploring and hearing the stories behind the pieces.

We really value your feedback and would love to hear any other thoughts you may have about improving your experience. Feel free to email us any time at info@museumhack.com. - Caitlin, VIP Customer Service Associate

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