Museums, through a variety of rules such as “No touching”, “No pictures”, “No food”, and “No running”, have garnered a reputation of being kind of stuffy. But theMuseum of Contemporary Art in Sydneyadded another rule to the list for two days in April: “No clothing”. Looks like art lovers finally get to let loose and take it all off.
Artist Stuart Ringholt is giving naked tours of his new exhibition. The artists’s work often revolves around fear, embarrassment and abnormality, and this exhibition is no different. The birthday suit dress code will hopefully allow visitors to get closer to the art’s messages (and to their naked artist tour guide).
Are the people of Sydney ready to bare all for art? Museum curator Rachel Kent recently told The Wall Street Journal: “Sydney loves nude people.”
What do you think, readers? Would you go on a naked gallery tour? Is this a cheap publicity stunt or the future of museum tours? (We are so hoping it is the latter.)
The nude tours run for two days only next month, from April 27 – 29, 2012 at theMuseum of Contemporary Art Australia.