I discovered Hack the Met through their Tumblr and quickly added it to my already ginormous NYC to-do list. Their wait list is rumored to be over 1,500 people, but I wrote a haiku and scored tickets to Saturday night’s tour (true story).
Hack the Met offers unique curated tours. They tell you to dress nicely and bring a flask. The attire is to show respect for the art and the patrons at the museum. The flask is for “art appreciation.”
We met with our group, introduced ourselves, and did a big hands-in “Mmmmmmm-museum!” cheer before we began power-walking through the museum, stopping every once in a while to see some great pieces — like this walking stick/flute/oboe and this selfie. At one point, we laid down on the ground to look at this ceiling.
From time to time, we’d find ourselves in a gallery (or an elevator) and our guide would tell us it was a “great place to appreciate the art” — which meant to pull out your booze and indulge in some vices. Everyone really enjoyed appreciating the art.
Overall, it was a super fun night and I’m glad I can check “drink surrounded by priceless pieces of art” off my bucket list.
Sign up for a Hack the Met tour here!