|Vienna's Leopold Museum to welcome art buffs in the buff on February 18 for nude exhibition|
In this picture taken Oct. 18, 2012 two people walk past a poster showing three naked men which has had red tape added to cover the sensitive parts of the three men, in Vienna, Austria. Poster reads: "Naked Men". A prestigious Vienna museum, The Leopold Museum, has been forced to cover up a graphic poster advertising a new show devoted to male nudity, after protests that it is offensive. The show "Nude Men from 1800 to Today" opened its doors Friday Oct. 20, looking at how artists have dealt with the theme of male nudity over the centuries.
VIENNA (AFP).- Vienna's Leopold Museum said Friday that visitors are welcome to strip off at a special nudist night later this month and admire its popular "Nude Men" exhibition as nature intended.
"As there were several requests from nudist associations we decided to give this opportunity to all lovers of the Freikoerperkultur, the Free Body Culture," spokesman Klaus Pokorny told AFP.
"Our museum will be a clothes-free zone for one evening" on February 18, he said by email. "Nudists, naturists are welcome!"
The Leopold recently extended its "Nude Men" exhibition to run until March 4 after it proved to be a major hit, helping visitor numbers at the museum rise by nearly a fifth in 2012.
With interest in nudes in art usually in the female form, what the Leopold calls its "long overdue" exhibition focuses instead of artistic depictions of naked men from 1800 to the present.
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