OUT PROFESSIONALS DARES YOU TO JOIN ‘THE MET MACABRE,’ OUR PRIVATE MUSEUM TOUR WITH PROFESSOR ANDREW LEAR.
Would you ever have conceived of the Metropolitan Museum of Art as a giant graveyard? Professor Andrew Lear, four-time winner of the Harvard Certificate for Excellence in Teaching, invites you to join him on Out Professionals’ exclusive new tour, “The Met Macabre.”
Set out at either 4 p.m. or 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 27 — timed to Halloween, and the tour’s only departures this year. Don’t be caught dead missing it!
Discover what lurks in the museum that can terrify:
- See the jars used by Egyptians to preserve mummified organs of dead pharaohs — and learn why they used them
- Marvel at African power figures stuffed full of nails by witch doctors, to stop the curses of sorcerers
- See the hook on which headhunters hung the souls of their enemies
- Survey the art collection of an aristocrat who vanished — mostly likely eaten by cannibals
- Finally … Will the cradle that rocks on its own, rock for you?
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.
Limited to 20 persons, today’s tour departs promptly at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. and lasts approximately two hours. Your Out Professionals ticket admits you to the Met’s galleries, cafe and store until 9 p.m. (Note: Registrants for the 7 p.m. tour have the option of arriving early — that is, between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. ONLY — to check in and receive a badge allowing you to explore the museum prior to the 7 p.m. tour, which ends at closing time. “The Met Macabre” is not an official Met offering. Halloween Alert: Museum security prohibits entry to anyone in costume; come as yourself.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street. Subway: Q/4/5 to 86th Street, 6 to 77th Street. Ascend the main staircase and enter the Great Hall. We meet to the right, beside the 10-foot-tall Egyptian statue of a seated pharaoh. NOTE: Allow a minimum of 15 minutes to walk from the subway. Expect weekend crowds. Plan to meet at the pharaoh at least 15 minutes before tour departure.
ADMISSION BY PRE-REGISTRATION
Register for the 4pm tour. Register for the 7pm tour. Nonmember, $55, museum entry included. Dues-paying OP Member, Met Museum member or student, $45. Sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Advance ticketing ends at noon on Friday, Oct. 26. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Museum member or student: Your Met or student ID is required. Walk-ins accommodated on a standby basis.
SAVE WHEN YOU JOIN OR REJOIN NOW
As a certified nonprofit, Out Professionals relies on the continuing support of our Members. Enjoy a 12-month Individual Membership PLUS admission for one to “The Met Macabre” — museum entry included — for just $99; final sale. By registering in advance, Members enjoy free entry at every month’s OP.LOUNGE and reduced admission at other OP events. Your Membership helps Out Professionals provide a full range of affordable LGBT programming year round.