We have been offering Museum Adventures in DC’s National Gallery of Art for a few months, and recently a local blogger from Washington joined us on tour. She has written this fantastic review of our new tours. [Book Tickets Here: Museum Hack DC National Gallery of Art Tour]
Excerpts from: ‘Museums are F***ing Awesome’ & So Is This Tour!
I recently saw an advertisement on Facebook for something called Museum Hack. Intrigued, I clicked on the link and to my surprise found what looked to be an awesome event that I HAD to go to. Museum Hack is a group of art loving tour guides who give private-led interactive group tours through the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History in NYC, and most recently, the National Gallery of Art here in DC. The tours are aimed to share unconventional, down and dirty gossip of some of the most famous pieces of art on this planet!
I eagerly signed up for a tour this past weekend to see what this was all about and my art loving friend, Hannah, attended with me. We were greeted at the tour meeting spot by Museum Hack Tour Guide, Molly, who was so bubbly and welcoming I knew this was going to be a great experience. Also as a side note- the logistics of this event are well planned and you receive detailed email instructions a day before and text instructions the day of on meeting location and time.
Just like Museum Hack’s slogan, ‘Museums are F***ing Awesome,’ this tour is f***ing awesome. I don’t want to give away details of all the crazy gossip and facts you learn on this tour about the history of certain artwork and artists (ahem, Leonardo da Vinci and Vincent van Gogh for example), how some paintings got to the NGA, conspiracy theories, and other art gossip, but it all blew.my.mind. Seriously this is stuff you will not learn on a tour by yourself while listening to the museum provided headsets. This tour hits all the main highlights at the NGA and Molly is an excellent guide- she definitely knows her art and knows it well. She was a f***ing awesome tour guide, keeping an upbeat pace and sense of humor the whole tour. In addition to all the juicy art gossip on this tour, there is great interaction with the rest of your group, creative thinking and challenges, and you are even sent home with a silly souvenir picture!
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