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The art of exposure: Nudists visit 'Naked Men' exhibit at Vienna museum

Naked visitors in the exhibition 'Nude Men' at the Leopold Museum in Vienna, Austria, on Feb. 18.
Naked visitors in the exhibition 'Nude Men' at the Leopold Museum in Vienna, Austria, on Feb. 18.Leopold Museum via EPA
Naked Museum visitors look at pictures of the showRonald Zak / AP
A nude visitor walks through the art exhibitionHeinz-Peter Bader / Reuters

Reuters -- VIENNA -- The exhibit in Vienna's Leopold Museum is entitled "Naked Men", so a group of nudists and naturalists took the curators at their word and showed up to see it on Monday in the buff.

"It is good to be free, I am seeing this exhibition for the second time now and it is perfect to see 'Naked Men' as a naked man," said one of the visitors who called himself Max and who on his previous visit wore his clothes.

The exhibition, which has been extended until March 4, is designed to show the diverse and changing depictions of male nudity in art history.

"Naked Men" helped boost visitor numbers at the museum by 17 percent to more than 364,000 last year.

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