Museum Hack: Badass Bitches of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Dismantle the patriarchy with us on our subversive feminist tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and leave inspired to change the world.

Duration: 2 hours
    Available in
  • English
I attended Museum Hack’s Badass B$!&ches of the Met tour, and it was AMAZING. I've visited The Met at least a dozen times and I saw parts of it on this tour I had never seen before and I definitely learned more about the art, particularly some "hidden gems" and really interesting stories about female artists. Our tour guide was the fabulous Anna--I swear I'd follow her through every museum in this city.
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Highlights

  • Celebrate amazing women in art
  • Help raise the percentage of art on view by female artists
  • Explore an incredible museum

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Description

Remember when feminism happened, and Georgia O’Keeffe kicked butt, and now museums and the art world totally treat male and female artists with equal value? JK JK IT’S STILL SUPER BAD! On this two-hour tour of the Met, we get three things done:

1. We celebrate the awesome women who ARE represented
2. We fill you in on some women you haven’t heard about
3. We kick some ass - we hack the patriarchy and actually (briefly) raise the percentage of art on view by female artists!

The future is female, and guess what: the past was hella female too. Get ready to join the revolution (or keep revolution-ing, whatever, we support your journey wherever you are).

Important: This tour is for guests ages 16+.

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What’s included & not included

  • Museum admission

Meeting point

Enter the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 82nd St and 5th Avenue. Upon entering the Great Hall, you'll meet your Museum Hack tour guide at the Egyptian Pharaoh statue near the Information Desk. Your guide will be holding a MUSEUM HACK sign. (1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY, USA)

Reviews from travellers (3)

5.0/5

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I learned more during this tour than I have in years on my own!
I attended Museum Hack’s Badass B$!&ches of the Met tour, and it was AMAZING. I've visited The Met at least a dozen times and I saw parts of it on this tour I had never seen before and I definitely learned more about the art, particularly some "hidden gems" and really interesting stories about female artists. Our tour guide was the fabulous Anna--I swear I'd follow her through every museum in this city.
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Mangos Dropped From the Sky!
Elizabeth, our Bad Ass B$&@$& tour guide was a great story teller, an energetic and knowledgeable tour guide and just lots of fun!

This tour was a great way to see The Met, stay out of the “willie” zone and enjoy some of the pieces of art and hear great stories about them.

I would take a Museum Hack tour again. It is a different way to experience a museum!
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BAB Tour SO fun!
For my friend's birthday gift, a few of us treated her to the BAB Tour at the Met. It was SO fun and our guide, Sara, was amazing. It was the perfect size group, the right pace (walking around enough without getting fatigued), the appropriate mix of witty commentary with facts and a light fun attitude. It was a wonderful way to spend the afternoon and I have been raving to friends all over to do the tour. So much fun - I HIGHLY recommend (esp with Sara because she was hilarious, genuine, caring and witty - she herself was a BAB!).

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4.9/5

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Amazing Experience
I scheduled the Un-Highlights tour at the National Gallery of Art in Washington as a birthday gift for my wife (a PhD candidate in History). Neither one of us have more than a pedestrian knowledge of art or the art world. Simply put, this tour blew us both away.

Erich, our tour guide, texted us well ahead of the start time to arrange our meeting point. Once we met up, there were some quick introductions and ice breakers and the tour was on its way. Erich led us from gallery to gallery, stopping to discuss both the history behind the subjects of some of the paintings, as well as the story behind how some of the art came to be in possession of the gallery. The tour was interactive, with games and activities that were a total hoot.

The amount of knowledge Erich was able to drop was astounding and it was clear that he's an individual both with a passion for art and an intimate knowledge of the museum. The content was salacious, but always presented in a way that was respectful of both the art and the gallery. I would highly recommend the tour (and Erich as a guide). This will not be our last Museum Hack experience.
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Guaranteed to make you enjoy art in a new way!
A great way to cap off our week in DC! The Nat'l Gallery of Art is a dauntingly large place, with mostly European art. My teenager was not thrilled at the prospect of spending 2 hours there. But our tour guide Caroline was speedy and informative, and she kept everyone engaged... there literally was no time for eyes to glaze over or roll. We loved the re-creation activities, and the opportunity to nominate characters in artworks for various superlative awards (best legs, cutest couple, etc.). It helps too that I won a prize for my creative response. It was a terrific way to really enjoy the museum in a new way!
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Best decision of our trip
I was in NYC to celebrate my good friends birthday and she really wanted to spend some time at the Met, but we didn't have all day. Thanks to the great reviews on Trip Advisors we decided to book a Museum Hack tour. Best decision of the trip so far. We met up with Frank by the pharaoh and the fun began. Frank dodged the crowds like a native New Yorker, and soon had us standing in front of a beautiful painting by Lorenzo Lotto: Venus and Cupid. Normally I would have looked at this painting, thought "oh beautiful" and moved along. But Frank took the time to explain the subtext in a way that would make the recently departed Hugh Hefner proud. From there we zig zagged through galleries, viewed art and artifacts, played games, and were the envy of all the people on the boring tours. Finally, Frank claimed he was no expert, but I think I learned more about art, having fun, chasing your dream(even if it includes Lion's in Mexico) in two hours than I ever did in my art appreciation course in college. I can't wait to book a tour of our local museum!
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