What do you call 60 naked art lovers staring at an exhibit of nude paintings? While an exercise in meta-viewing might be your first instinct, the real answer is one banner day of publicity for Vienna’s Leopold Museum.
As the Associated Press reports, the prestigious gallery offered a special after-hours opportunity for several dozen men to take off their clothes and take in some culture.
“Nude Men from 1800 to Today” (link includes some vibrant examples of this, so be warned) took on a contemporary meaning when the uninhibited patrons gazed upon 300 paintings, sculptures, drawings and photographs without the encumbrance of art appreciation-blockers like pants and underwear.
The tour guide, on the other hand, remained fully clothed.
While you would imagine that the spectators would be too busy spectating each other, many found it liberating and the fulfillment of a lifelong impulse to be naked in public.
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