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LGBT Secrets of the Louvre Museum

25oct11:00 am12:15 pmLGBT Secrets of the Louvre Museum11:00 am - 12:15 pm


Event Details

  • Gay Desert Guide's Fun & Games Dept. and TheMenEvent.com present LGBT Secrets of the Louvre Museum.
  • Discover the Gay secrets in the Louvre's great collection—Michelangelo and Leonardo's gayest masterpieces, Napoleonic homoerotica, and more
  • The Louvre is the world's largest and most-visited art museum, and it contains many of the world's most famous artworks, such as the Venus de Milo and the Mona Lisa. It is also a kind of temple of the Classical tradition—arranged almost as an argument, that neo-Classical France, from the Renaissance through the Empire, is the cultural heir of Greece, Rome, and the Italian Renaissance. And the Classical tradition has always gone hand in hand with the homoerotic tradition, of which the Louvre contains a number of the greatest examples.
  • On this fun and informative 75 minute Zoom tour (with Q&A), you will learn about:
  • Love in the Greek gymnasium
  • the Hermaphrodite, myth and sexuality
  • the Emperor Hadrian and his lover Antinous (of whom the Louvre has 4 busts!)
  • Michelangelo's Dying Slave and his love poetry
  •  Leonardo's St. John the Baptist and his great love, il Salai
  • A gay French king or 2
  • Gay lib in the French revolution
  • Homoerotic art of the Napoleonic era
  • And more....
  • Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the Louvre's fascinating LGBT side—so you won't miss it the next time you go to Paris!
  • Speaker: Professor Andrew Lear
  • Professor Andrew Lear combines a love of travel with a passion for gay history, and he brings both of those attributes to Oscar Wilde Tours.Professor Lear holds a B.A. from Harvard and a Ph.D. from UCLA. He has published a widely praised book on male-male love in ancient Greek art, as well as a number of important scholarly articles in this area. Indeed he is generally considered one of the foremost experts on same-sex love in the ancient world, but his interest in gay history extends to other key periods, such as fin-de-siècle England, Renaissance Italy, and medieval Japan—places and periods that we will explore at Oscar Wilde Tours.A beloved teacher at Harvard, Columbia and NYU, Professor Lear won the Harvard Certificate for Excellence in Teaching four times. He has taught a wide variety of courses in Classics, history, art history, and gender studies—as well as Italian and French language classes.
  • His courses on sexuality in the ancient world have been particularly popular. Many years after graduating, students still take the time to let him know how much they appreciated his personal warmth, his passion for teaching, and the sense of fun that he brings to his classes.Professor Lear brings all those qualities to Oscar Wilde Tours, along with twenty years of experience organizing and leading group tours. With his vast cultural background, his detailed knowledge of gay history and his long experience of travel, Professor Lear strives to provide our guests with a vacation that is intellectually stimulating, culturally rewarding and, above all, fun!Read Professor Andrew Lear’s official Wikipedia biography here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Lear


(Sunday) 11:00 am - 12:15 pm


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