Uncovering the Sexy Secrets of History and Art!
Discover the backstories of some of the most famous and celebrated paintings in the world.
We take you to the world’s great art museums and uncover the scandalous backstories that bring the great artworks to life.
Stories about women’s lives, sex, sexuality, and scandal – political, financial, and sexual. As our motto says, we are dedicated to “uncovering the sexy secrets of history and art.”
Shady Ladies Tours is a new kind of Tour Company – one that puts the fun back into art!
Shady Ladies Tours is about history and culture. But we don’t think that means you have to be boring! Our tours are also about fun.
With us, you’ll meet the courtesan who modelled for the first nude statue of Aphrodite; learn about the Roman emperor who deified his young male lover after his suicide; explore the Italian Renaissance and its love of castrato singers; view the royal mistresses of England and France; and discover the sexual culture of Belle Époque Paris, with ballerinas and their “patrons,” the artistic cult of the femme fatale, and the nascent world of lesbian love.
Join our Shady Lady art museum tours for an adventure like no other, where high art meets desire, culture meets power – and you gain a completely new understanding of history and art.