While not as ambitious as scaling Mt. Everest, attempting to explore the entire Met museum in one day is a sizable undertaking. I’ll guide you and an intimate sized group through 13 of The Met’s 17 curatorial departments. Along the way, we’ll stop to observe more than 40 highlights from among the over 53,000 artworks on display in the museum. Through these world-class examples of painting, sculpture, decorative objects, and architecture, I’ll illustrate how art has evolved across time and cultures. By the end, you’ll have gained a foundation of art history knowledge and burned enough calories to earn that cheat day from your diet. (NOTE: If you're looking for something a bit less adventurous, I also offer a 2-hour version of the tour. Learn more about it here: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/476802 )
Ever since I moved to NYC in 1985 to earn my art degree at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute, I’ve been visiting The Met. Over the years, I’ve become a member of the museum and intimately learned both its floor plan and collection. Art at The Met has often inspired my own artwork, including many vignettes in the “Teen Wolf Bestiary” that I illustrated for MTV. Now with this experience, I’m combining two of my favorite activities: long walks and exploring The Met’s collection.
Admission ticket to The Met (allowing you to skip the long ticket lines)
Founded in 1870, The Met is an encyclopedic museum displaying over 5,000 years of art from around the world. The museum’s floor plan covers more than 2,000,000 square feet (and even that’s not enough space to display The Met’s entire collection of artwork). During this experience, we’ll explore nearly every department in the museum to discover both shining stars and hidden gems from the collection.
The tour's duration is approximately 3.5 hours. We will walk at a moderate pace and take short rest breaks about every 45 minutes. I will be available for questions during breaks and after the tour.