- 9 Ratings
Hidden Backstories of the MET Tour
Go back in time where you'll learn about the scandalous affairs that shaped the art you see today. Walk along with your guide as you explore the MET's exhibits while enjoying the tales that follow.
What You Will Do
- Set off on a guided tour through New York City's well-known Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Explore the many different exhibits of the museum, with a professional art historian guiding your way
- Hear stories about the most sinful acts that helped cause and create the art that is on these walls today
- Learn about the artists that were from the Ancient Greece times to those that are in present day
- Guided tour
- 9 Ratings
I wasn't aware that this was the very first tour of this new series. While I really enjoyed the information, I think it still needs some work to fully gel and set the theme and the works reviewed. It obvious our guide was very knowledgeable, but I think the tour would be better with a more structured presentation. I most appreciated the idea of "what you see isn't always what was going on." But I think setting the "what we see" fully, with the context of what the casual viewer might get without knowing more, would make the reveal of the "what was going on" behind it even stronger. And while the tour was for a more liberal crowd, I'd suggest the guide leave judgmental commentary out of the presentation. Just tell us what's going on without ascribing personal sentiment, pro or con. This is a fun series and I'm interested in some of the other tours. Until this particular tour is more settled though, I don't think the cost is quite worth the value.