Calling all art lovers and size queens. Have you ever wondered why when you go to the art museum the guys without clothes are distinctly below average real-life size? Are you curious to know if men were really were smaller once upon a time? Want to know who broke off the statues’ missing body parts? Do you suspect there’s hidden phallic symbolism in your favorite painting? Well, for the answers to these and many more fascinating questions, join Oscar Wilde Tours, a popular purveyor of LGBTQ museum tours, for Unhung Heroes of the Metropolitan. This Zoom tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s most illustrious male body parts will take place Saturday, Sept. 12 at 2 p.m.
Guided by Professor Andrew Lear, the online tour explores male members in paintings and sculptures across the Metropolitan. Visitors will learn about the aesthetic ideals of the Greek culture and how they have affected the whole history of art without clothes. On this two-hour tour, you’ll discover contrasting cases as well — cases that exaggerate the other way. In the end, you’re likely to come away with a whole new understanding of art, and maybe even of size. For those interested, Lear will also include breasts on the tour as they are the other body part most fictionalized in art.
In addition to the tour, Lear has partnered with independent film and television producer Caytha Jentis to launch Sexy Secrets of Greek Art, a free YouTube series featuring abbreviated versions of his video tours. The most recent episode highlights portions for the Unhung Heroes of the Metropolitan Tour and may be viewed here:
Tickets to the Zoom tour at $10 and available at this link.