Shady Ladies Tour of the Metropolitan Museum

  • 98 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

  • 98 Ratings

  • Eleanor

I was part of a group that had 19 attendees. I felt the group a bit too large. Perhaps they should be capped at 12 making it a bit easier to hear and navigate around the museum. Despite that I thought the tour was great!!!!!

March 12, 2018

  • Cassandra

Great tour! I had trouble hearing every now and then

February 11, 2018

  • Claudette

I wanted to see more art

January 23, 2018
1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, United States