Learn about the feisty women in history during a guided tour. Walk through the Metropolitan Museum to discover some of the most influential female lawbreakers of all time.
Duration:2 hr - 2 hr 15 min
Cancellation: No refunds for cancelled bookings.
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What You Will Do
Tour several different sections of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, from ancient Egypt to modern New York and Paris
Walk through the museum with a professional leading the way, answering all your questions that may arise
Focus on great artworks, some of them well-known (such as Picasso's portrait of Gertrude Stein) and others relatively secret
Learn about the often ignored women's history behind the paintings and see a whole new side of the Met
Guided two-hour tour
Please come to the museum 15 minutes before the tour. Anyone under 16 should be accompanied by an adult; children under 12 would probably not enjoy this tour.
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May 23, 2019
Great guide, great tour
April 3, 2019
I enjoyed the tour until the final twenty minutes of it. We were forced to use a staircase that was packed with people going in both directions to reach the next painting. I was caring for my daughter who had difficulty navigating the steps. As a consequence, we lost the group. Given that there were many people in the museum on Sunday, the failure to recognize that some care should have been given to making sure that all members of the groups were present once we disembarked from the stairwell, caused our family to miss out on what I assume to have been a wonderful conclusion to Shady Ladies at the Met.
February 12, 2019
The tour was definitely not what I was expecting it to be but in the best way. The tour guide was awesome, I enjoyed how he interacted, and answered all questions. I personally cant wait to go on my next tour!
July 2, 2018
Since it is mostly women tour, timing for bathroom accommodation should be disclosed in the invitation otherwise remainder of the group waits too long for everyone to finish. Otherwise, content and tour guide is phenomenal - enjoyed very much.
June 11, 2018
Very interesting tour! Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We had a great time.
May 8, 2018
Enjoyed the background knowledge, but would have liked more examples of the theme
April 14, 2018
Guide talked more about herself & politics
Almost ditched before done
Not worth the high price
April 8, 2018
I've been to the Met a million times but never experienced it like this! The Nasty Women tour was absolutely fabulous! The charming Professor Lear was so interesting and really brought the art to life with his knowledge....
April 7, 2018
I loved the different perspectives of women in art - women being celebrated (the fertility statue), Medusa morphing from the grotesque to the seductive, mysoginist Picasso having to treat Gertrude Stein, his patron, differently and Adelaide Labille Guiard's pointed message to the French Academy. Just terrific!
February 24, 2018
I absolutely loved our guide: he was perrsonable, funny, and extremely knowledgeable. I’ve been in a lot of tours in my 48 years and this guy has more general art history knowledge than the vast majority of guides Ive had, and this is a high bar considering that I’ve taken some tours with museum curators. I loved the alternate perspective on Cassat! There’s no chance I would be thinking of her as a feminist who showed women doing things (rather than as display pieces) without his perspective.
There were pieces from so many cultures. I would have loved to have the tour as a whole have a more cohesive narrative thread. I get that the thread was “nasty women”. I just think that I’d hang on to more had the works we saw been attached together more firmly. Even so, lovely tour, and I’m glad I went.
January 29, 2018
I learned a lot and it was very fun!
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