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Oscar Wilde Tours offers tours focused on gay history and art. In New York, we offer a "Gay Secrets of the Metropolitan Museum" tour, covering the LGBT themed works in the museum from ancient Greek statues to Picasso's Gertrude Stein. We also offer...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1202 Lexington Ave, #141, New York City, NY 10028-1439
Upper East Side
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+1 646-560-3205
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I really enjoyed the Gay Secrets of the Metropolitan tour. It was informative, fun and I met interesting people.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Andrew L, Owner at Oscar Wilde Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your great review! We're glad you enjoyed the tour and hope to see you on another one some time soon, maybe in Greenwich Village--or maybe in Europe!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a nice and edifying eve with a small group at the Met. Andrew was charming and incredibly knowledgeable...he pointed out tremendously interesting things that I'm certain I'd have missed without his guidance.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Andrew L, Owner at Oscar Wilde Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your great review! We're glad to have shown you some of the museum's hidden secrets! Hope to see you again some other time, at the MFA, the Met, or in Europe!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was amazing! Super entertaining and informative! I learned a lot and had a blast! I recommended this tour to everyone

Date of experience: November 2018
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Andrew L, Owner at Oscar Wilde Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your great review! "Super entertaining and informative" is exactly what we're aiming for. We're glad you enjoyed the tour and hope to see you again, at the MFA, the Met, or in Europe!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was excellent-- informative and fun! Andrew was very approachable and knowledgeable. Looking forward to taking more tours with him in the future.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Andrew L, Owner at Oscar Wilde Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your great review! We are glad you enjoyed the tour and hope to see you again, at the MFA, the Met, or maybe in Europe!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent tour. Our guide is exceptionally knowledgeable. I would recommend this tour. The tour contains paintings from different times, and is very inspiring.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Andrew L, Owner at Oscar Wilde Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your great review! We hope to see you on another tour some time—at the MFA, the Met, or maybe in Europe!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently hired Andrew to provide a walking tour for our company's LGBT employee resource group. I would highly recommend this for anyone interested in learning about the history of Greenwich Village from an LGBT lens. As a professor, Andrew provided the historical context while...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Andrew L, Owner at Oscar Wilde Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your great review, Christopher! I'm glad your group enjoyed the tour, and we hope to see you again!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Tour was excellent - informative and entertaining. Andrew was a great guide, and I would recommend this tour.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Andrew L, Owner at Oscar Wilde Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your great review! Glad you enjoyed it--and we hope to see you on another tour some time, in NYC or maybe in Europe!

Reviewed November 8, 2018

This tour was fantastic! I have a Masters in Art History and I still learned a lot, but it was also accessible to the non-art historian friend with whom I went. The docent is animated and quick-witted, with a number of colorful stories about the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Andrew L, Owner at Oscar Wilde Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Thanks, Angel! We are so happy that you found the tour both erudite and accessible: that's just what we are aiming at. We look forward to seeing you in NYC!

Reviewed September 23, 2018

I loved this tour! I learned so much about the history of the museum its collection. My favorite part was examining John Singer Sargent's murals. I have been visiting this museum for my entire life, and I never looked up to see those paintings until...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Andrew L, Owner at Oscar Wilde Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2018

Thanks so much for your great review! We're glad that the Sargent murals were interesting--few people ever notice their connection to Sargent's emotional life. Hope to see you at the Met some time soon!

Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

The tour was amazing! I learned so much about so many individual artists and time periods. I would definitely recommend doing this tour again and seeing the tour in other museums too! 10/10!!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Andrew L, Owner at Oscar Wilde Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2018

Thanks for your great review! We're glad you enjoyed it and felt that you learned a lot. Hope to see you on another tour some time!

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