Shady Ladies Tour of the Metropolitan Museum

  • 61 Ratings

Meet the royal mistresses and courtesans who line the walls of the Metropolitan Museum on this tour with a twist. Enjoy a behind-the-canvas look at the women of the Met's most iconic pieces.

Region: New York
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
Cancellation: No refunds for cancelled bookings.

What You Will Do

  • Learn about a fascinating and little-known aspect of women's history with a tour that focuses on the subject of famous paintings
  • Discuss the courtesans, mistresses, and scandalous women, who served as the muses for brilliant painters of every stripe
  • Uncover the stories of the women featured in famous and lesser-known works, from ancient Greek hetaeras to Sargent's Madame X
  • Take a tour with a true expert, who has a deep knowledge and an ironic take on this immense art museum

What's Included

  • Guided tour of the Metropolitan Museum
  • Art historian guide
  • Admission

Additional Information

  • Please arrive 15 minutes early. There are no restrooms or water fountains in the Met lobby. Children under 15 most likely will not enjoy this tour. Photography is allowed in the museum, but flash is prohibited, as is video.

  • Passengers may reschedule, depending on availability.

Customer Reviews

  • 61 Ratings

  • Andrea

Our guide was extraordinary - I now have a different prospective to view portraits. Thank you!

October 25, 2016

  • Susan

It was a great experience! Our lecturer made the tour so fun and interesting! He was smashing! Can't wait to return!

October 25, 2016

  • Melissa

We enjoyed the stories and the walk through the museum. We were able to see parts of the building we haven't been to in so long! It was very crowded the day we were there, so the walk from one area to the next was difficult. We are looking forward to the next new tour!

October 11, 2016
1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, United States