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4:00 PM - 11:59 PM The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Date: March 02, 2019 to March 02, 2019
Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue, New York, New York, United States, 10028
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Event Type: Arts & Theater, Family
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OUT PROFESSIONALS INVITES YOU TO SAVOR SPLENDORS OF THE FRENCH COURT ON PROFESSOR ANDREW LEAR'S NEW 'LET THEM EAT CAKE' TOUR OF THE MET.  From Marie Antoinette’s “peasant" costume to the declaration of the Rights of Man ... from the guillotine and the Terror to the Napoleonic wars … there are few periods of history as turbulent and fascinating as the French Revolution.  This new Out Professionals tour surveys the Met's superb array of artworks that together tell the full story of this thrilling period: Furniture that belonged to Marie Antoinette … the jewelry case of a royal mistress whose diamond necklace led to the Revolution … portraits of aristocrats who went to the guillotine … an often overlooked painting of Napoleon’s coronation. On this fun and informative two-hour tour you take the measure of the French Revolution, a cataclysm that marked the beginning of the modern world:   Discover just how splendid Versailles really was Uncover the scandals of the French court Meet a reformer who perished on the guillotine See the portrait of a monarchist who survived the prisons of the Terror Look into the eyes of a painter who, as a judge in the Terror’s courts, sent countless citizens to their deaths Finally, we’ll answer the ultimate question about the Revolution: Did Marie-Antoinette really say “Let them eat cake”? 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. WHAT’S UPLimited to 20 persons, today's tour departs promptly at 4 p.m. and lasts approximately two hours. Your Out Professionals ticket includes admission to the Met’s galleries, cafe and store until 9 p.m. "Let Them Eat Cake" is not an official Met offering. WHER
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