LGBT+ SECRETS OF THE MET - MUSEUM TOUR at 1pm

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Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 Fifth Ave At 82nd Street · New York, NY

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Use the Met's 81st Street entrance, which accesses the Uris Center for Education and is south of the main entrance staircase. Lines are shorter here and it will be easy to find our group near the Group Tour desk.

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OUT PROFESSIONALS INVITES YOU TO ENJOY AN EYE-OPENING PRIVATE TOUR OF THE MET WITH PROFESSOR ANDREW LEAR.

Encore! On Saturday, June 1, Out Professionals offers OP Members and friends “Secrets of the Met,” a private tour of homoerotic treasures from the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, conducted by Professor Andrew Lear.

This OP tour explores some of the Met's choicest homoerotica, from ancient Greek nudes and erotic vase-painting to works from the Renaissance and the present day, many expressing same-gender desire. Famous artists and subjects appear, but so do lesser-known artists and works whose homoerotic charge is often ignored, including phallic totems from the Met’s Oceania collection.

Pictured is a detail of “Gertrude Stein” (above left), a central figure in the Parisian art world, as painted by Pablo Picasso. And then there’s Antinous, a Roman Emperor's lover who went on to become a god after his mysterious death at age 18.

For Lear’s insights on just one of the works included in our tour, visit The Gay and Lesbian Review.

Professor Andrew Lear has taught art history and Classics at Harvard, Columbia, and NYU. Lear is the founder of Oscar Wilde Tours, the first company to offer tours focused on LGBT history, and the winner of the Travel Industry’s 2016 Travvy Award for best-escorted tour operator, LGBT; and of the Luxury Travel Guide’s 2016 award, LGBT Tour Operator of the Year.

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WHAT’S UP
Limited to 20 persons, today's tour departs promptly at 1 p.m. and lasts approximately two hours. Your Out Professionals ticket includes admission to the Met’s galleries, cafe and store until 9 p.m. “Secrets of the Met" is not an official Met offering.

WHERE
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street. Subway: Q/4/5 to 86th Street, 6 to 77th Street. NOTE: Allow a minimum of 15 minutes to walk from the subway. Expect weekend crowds and MTA subway service changes. Use the Met's 81st Street entrance, which accesses the Uris Center for Education and is south of the main entrance staircase. Lines are shorter here and it will be easy to find our group near the Group Tour desk. (Repeat ticket buyers, please note: The 81st Street entrance may be different from the one you used on a previous Met tour.)

ADMISSION BY PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY
Nonmember, $55, museum entry included. Dues-paying OP Member, $45. Met Museum member or student, $45. Sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Quick response advised: These private tours typically sell out in record time. If tickets are available, advance ticketing ends at 5pm on Friday, May 30. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Museum member or student: Your Met or student ID is required. Sorry, no walk-ins.

OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARDS YOUR MEMBERSHIP SUPPORT!
As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals relies on the support of our loyal Individual and Business Members. Why not join them? Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership PLUS one tour ticket — museum entry included —for just $95; final sale. Membership includes free entry to every month’s OP.LOUNGE and and free or discounted admission at all other OP events.

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