See the best of the Met on a whirlwind tour.
The hunt covers almost the entire museum, traveling from Egypt to Rome, from India to China, from Colonial America to regal Paris. But no knowledge of art is required—in fact, it’s probably a hindrance! You’ll go to the dogs in a panoramic view of the Gardens of Versailles, discover why Cupid could use some Pampers, decipher graffiti on an ancient Egyptian temple, watch a mummy unwind, find out what’s on the back of Van Gogh’s mind, learn why Freud’s subject has Venus envy, and much more.
You’ll search for answers to such questions as...
• What wise guy can’t get his wife off his back? Answer: Aristotle, who appears on all fours with his wife on his back, as an elegant aquamanile (water container).
• Whose rude gesture will make you exclaim, “I never sausage behavior!”? Answer: Hans Wurst, a character in Frans Hals’ ‘Merrymakers at Shrovetide,’ who has a sausage pinned to his hat.
Keep in mind that we’ve left out some of the clues that help you find these answers. Again, no previous knowledge of art or the museum is required—you just need a sharp mind and comfortable shoes.
Various versions to suit your style
The Met Madness Hunt is available in 90-minute and two-hour editions. An International Edition of this hunt is available, for people whose first language is not English. If your group has at least one iPhone per team, you can opt to do the hunt using the fun Watson Adventures iPhone app, featuring immediate feedback and hints when you're stumped.