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Theater Treasures at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Members say: Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Interesting, Absorbing, Entertaining

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

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On your guided stroll through the galleries, you’ll learn about the links between theater and great works of art by Renoir, Degas, Picasso, Seurat, Caravaggio, Sargent and others. Your guide is a fourth-generation stage performer with summa cum laude degrees from Northwestern in theater and art history, and an experienced arts educator.

The tour lasts 90 minutes, with extensive walking. The Museum is wheelchair accessible. Suitable for art lovers of all ages.



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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.

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, 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.

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

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, 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.

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

61
Disappointing, Superficial, Enthusiastic, Had potential

See it if you have little or no background in history of theater or art history but enjoy both; you enjoy anecdotal stories

Don't see it if you are looking for a serious look at theater in art that goes beyond a surface scratching or a look beyond the obvious in the Met collect.

Also Appreciate the enthusiasm of the guide but wish the tour had gone deep... Read more Read less

40
Banal, Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if you want to visit the MET or any of the special exhibit. Pairing this tour together with one from a MET docent will make for a nice day.

Don't see it if You're a theatre lover looking for deep insight in the world of art.

100
Absorbing, Delightful, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if Great for people who do not know art history and the portrayals of theater through the centuries. I learned so much!

Don't see it if If you are already very knowledgeable about the topic, you might not learn much.

78
Absorbing

See it if There was a variety of paintings and an enthusiastic guide/moderator.

Don't see it if You don't like walking a lot. There was a distance from one painting to the next. And -- if you expected music with this tour, there wasn't.