FFR/Princeton BTGALA Presents...
An LGBT Alumni Tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art!
New York, NY
WHEN: Friday, Feb 19 - departing at 6PM
WHERE: Metropolitan Museum - we will meet to the left of the main lobby hall by the group desk
Go up the stairs to the main entrance and head to the left
COST: $40, payable in advance by credit card - includes admission to the museum (Met members pay $20). Please prepay and register at Zerve. The password is Princeton! Availability is limited to 20 pre-paid guests.
RSVP: RSVP and pre-payment is required at Zerve. Please contact us to cancel if you are unable to attend so that we may let someone else attend.
Join us as we return for another tour of homoerotic art at the Met! The homoerotic is an important theme in Western art, from ancient Greece on, and the Met has a number of fine examples, from Greek vases to Renaissance paintings and sculpture to 20th century works that react to the tradition; there are also portraits of gay personalities (Winckelmann, Gertrude Stein) and several modern works on Lesbian themes. The tour lasts approximately 2 hours.
Andrew Lear is a Classicist and art historian. He has taught at Harvard, Columbia, and NYU. He is the author of Images of Ancient Greek Pederasty, currently the leading book on same-sex love in ancient Greek art. In the last year, he has left academia and founded Oscar Wilde Tours, the first company to offer tours focused on LGBT history; this April, Oscar Wilde Tours will start running gay history tours of New York, including a tour of homoerotic art in the MetropolitanÑof which our event is a preview. For more info on some of the art we will see, visit the Gay and Lesbian Review article.
Thanks also to our co-hosts!
Shawn Cowls, FFR/Princeton BTGALA