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New York | 1h 30m | Open run

Theater Treasures at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

From 34 member reviews
Members say: Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Entertaining, Interesting

About the show

If you love visual art, and you love theater, then this tour is your dream come true! More…

See the world famous Met Museum through a theatrical lens on this fun and fascinating tour!

On your 90-minute guided stroll through the galleries, you’ll learn about the links between theater and great works of art by Renoir, Degas, Picasso, Seurat, and Caravaggio (to name a few). Your guide is a high-energy expert in both theater and art history, so you'll get all your questions answered!

And when you’re through with the tour, your ticket gives you three-day access to all three Met Museums and a discount to the Met store!



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100
Intelligent, Masterful, Riveting, Entertaining, Informative

See it if You are interested in the very elaborate ways in which theatre is connected to art all the way back to Greek BC. Our tour guide Marin was **

Don't see it if You can’t walk around for 90 minutes or you have no interest in the tour subject. There are elevator options available with guide.

98
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if you're interested in art/museums and want a great targeted tour that makes The Met fascinating and accessible.

Don't see it if you are not especially mobile or are with young kids, or have 0 interest in history, art, museums, stories, or theatre.

95
Absorbing, Edgy, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if The guide was wonderful. She got me to see the works of art through the mind of an educated art lover

Don't see it if alot of standing

95
Delightful

See it if Marin's theater tour of the Metropolitan Museum was superb. She knows her way around both the art and theater worlds.

Don't see it if you're content with your present knowledge.

92
Interesting, Enlightening, Great guide

See it if You are interested in the connections between fine art and theater through time

Don't see it if You don’t like art or are interested in the story/history behind particular pieces.

90
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Interesting, Great pacing, Accessible

See it if Anyone who enjoys learning about the theater, and likes their art history in vivid, bite-sized pieces will enjoy this well-paced romp!

Don't see it if You are not at all interested in the theater other than just going for the entertainment. But you'll miss a wonderfully unusual perspective!

90
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Informative

See it if If you like art history and how art was influenced by the politics of the earliest human record.

Don't see it if Can you get bored? I would suggest that you shouldn't. It was a very good presentation

90
Exquisite, Fun, Enlightening

See it if You love art, you love theater and you love when they intersect. Very knowledgeable guide, Marin, took us from Ancient Greece to Picasso.

Don't see it if You don't want to learn new tidbits about favorite masterpieces. I got a new spin on messages conveyed by several masters.

90
Absorbing, Delightful, Exquisite, Must see

See it if You were curious about the connection of the painting masters in the theater.

Don't see it if You have no interest in the understanding of the painting masters.

90
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to broaden your knowledge of history, art and the backstory behind some specific paintings having to do with theatre

Don't see it if you're unable/unwilling to walk and stand for 90 minutes or if the fine arts bore you.

Also This was a lovely 90 minute experience. Our guide, Marin, was knowledg... Read more Read less

90
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Relevant, Interesting

See it if You are interested in the stages of art over the year and how it connects to the theater.

Don't see it if You have no interst in art or theater.

89
Thought-provoking, Interesting, Fun, Unique, Knowledgeable presenter

See it if You like a thought-provoking tour of art related to theatre through the ages.

Don't see it if You don’t like being lead on a museum tour with others.

88
Intelligent, Relevant, Entertaining, Educational, Interdisciplinary

See it if You enjoy Art History, learning about societal evolution and connections.

Don't see it if You don’t like walking or crowds. Also if you are uncomfortable with hard truths and changes in societal institutions.

87
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Fun, Well organized

See it if You enjoy museums & want a sense of the ancient relationship between theater and art. Emphasizes some Met treasures I never noticed before.

Don't see it if you are not comfortable walking on stone floors, climbing stairs, being in occasional crowds, etc.

84
Intelligent, Interesting, Fun

See it if You want an easy to swallow art museum tour without being drowned in facts and figures. Good storytelling from the entertaining Marin.

Don't see it if You don’t have patience for museums.

Also Marin made the art accessible, which I appreciated. I usually loathe m... Read more Read less

84
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Interesting, Informative, Illuminating

See it if you want an intelligent, engaging tour of the Met by a guide with a fascinating knowledge of both the theater and art.

Don't see it if you're not interested in theater insights as reflected in art works ranging from ancient Greece through modern/contemporary art.

Also Marin is a very intelligent, engaging actress with a phenomenal knowle... Read more Read less

83
Entertaining, Informative

See it if You like museums. Are interested in seeing how certain works of art relate to theatre

Don't see it if You don't like museums at all. Don't like guided tours in museums, would prefer to aimlessly wander.

Also This was a perfect hour and a half of seeing some nice pieces of art a... Read more Read less

82
Uneven, Educational, Good value if paired with met visit

See it if you are smart enough to schedule this tour with a visit to a show or shows that you want to see at the Met.

Don't see it if you are expecting to see any art connected to the really big names of theater history.

Also My advice to prospective customers: This package gives you all-day acc... Read more Read less

80
Interesting, Entertaining, Fun

See it if you like the idea of someone giving your trip to The Met some focus and taking the time for a deep dive on some pieces.

Don't see it if You have trouble walking or standing, or you already have a lot of art history knowledge.

Also Marin was very nice and the information she provided was fun and inter... Read more Read less

79
Insightful, Intelligent, Interesting, Limited, Earnest

See it if u want an intro to a few of the The Met's "treasures" related to theatre (some directly, some peripherally) from Ancient Greece - 1920s NYC.

Don't see it if you expect a comprehensive tour of The Met's theatre-related collection (costumes? stage designs? masks? Asian theatre/Kabuki/Noh?).

Also The docent is an earnest & exuberant guide who has a very clear intere... Read more Read less

79
Insightful, Enjoyable, Educational, Great venue, Limited in scope

See it if you want an engaging guide to walk with you through the Met and make you notice things you'd never noticed before.

Don't see it if you want costumes, stage sets, etc., rather than paintings that let you see how artists addressed theater and acting over the years.

78
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Enjoyable, Stimulating

See it if enjoy going to art museums and would like to know more; or if you usually rent the audio guide for a deeper understanding of the artwork

Don't see it if you do not enjoy going to museums

Also Our guide was brought up in NYC and went to museums with her mom from ... Read more Read less

75
Intelligent, Disappointing, Uneven, Enthusiastic knowledgeable guide

See it if you aren't expecting all of the examples visited to be definitively connected to theater, especially if you time to see another Met exhibit.

Don't see it if you were expecting a full hour and a half of "theater treasures."

75
Delightful

See it if Want a quick walkthrough of a dozen or so pieces of Art that have a relationship to some part of theatre history

Don't see it if Expect a tour of the MET

72
Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you'd like to see theatre related art gems and understand some history of theatre presented by an enthusiastic articulate guide

Don't see it if if you expect to be introduced to more than 8 art pieces... this tour would be better value if it was an hour longer & more art described


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