Museum Hack: Badass Bitches of the National Gallery of Art

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

Duration: 2 hours
    Available in
  • English

Highlights

  • Celebrate amazing women in art
  • Be part of the revolution
  • See the museum in a whole new way

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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 NGA, 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).

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Meeting point

Meet your Museum Hack tour guide inside the East Building of the National Gallery of Art at 4th St. NW entrance (it's near the huge bronze statue that kind of looks like a tooth). Your guide will be holding a MUSEUM HACK sign. (6th Street + Constitution Ave NW, Washington D.C., DC 20565, USA)

This operator has 13 reviews for other tours

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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