- 85 Ratings
"Nasty Women" Metropolitan Museum Tour
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.
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
- Museum admission
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.
- 85 Ratings
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.
Very interesting tour! Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We had a great time.
Enjoyed the background knowledge, but would have liked more examples of the theme
Boring Guide talked more about herself & politics Almost ditched before done Not worth the high price
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....
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!
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.
I learned a lot and it was very fun!