Museum visitors strip to enjoy exhibit
Nudists flock to Vienna's Leopold Museum to enjoy an exhibition of male nudes titled Naked Men.PT0M0S 620 349
These museum goers didn't just leave their outerwear at the coat check. They handed over their shirts, trousers, underwear - everything, except their shoes and socks.
The occasion on Monday at Vienna's Leopold Museum was a special after-hour showing of "Nude Men from 1800 to Today" - an exhibit of 300 paintings, photographs, drawings and sculptures focused on the bare male.
For many, the evening was a goose-bump raising instance of life imitating art.
Bare essentials ... visitors at the Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria. Photo: AP
"I can't say I'm sweating," said office worker Herbert Korvas, as he stood in the atrium with other young men wearing no more than socks and a smile and waiting for the tour to start.
Still, he said he was drawn to the idea of naked museum viewing "because it was something different".