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Australian Gallery Throws After Hours Nude Exhibition

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | March 26, 2015

Australian Gallery Throws After Hours Nude Exhibition

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Severely underdressed is the only way to show up to an April exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia, which will have people walking around looking at art while they themselves lack the first thing we reach for in the morning: clothes.

CNN’s Karla Cripps reports the one thing you can leave at home on your way to appreciate art is modesty: “It's a situation 150 uninhibited art fans taking part in the National Gallery of Australia's first ever naked art tour will soon find themselves in as they view the Canberra venue's current exhibition, ‘James Turrell: A Retrospective.’”

That’s correct, teems of people will stare at art exhibits as they refrain, or attempt to refrain, from gawking at all the unclothed patrons in the area.

And with that we have a rather ridiculous excuse to get a wax: You are on your way to the museum.

The report states those in attendance will have quite the show, because the artist has produced fantastic works especially for the Canberra exhibition, which has garnered quite the outpouring of support.

In fact, you less timid art lovers who are barely in the know are out of luck when it comes to snagging a ticket.

Cripps writes, “No need to bother building up the courage to strip down for this one. All three of the tours, each of which welcomes 50 guests, are already fully booked, says the museum.”

The above image is taken from the gallery’s Facebook page, which explains a bit further on the impetus behind inviting nude aficionados: “When visiting Canberra last year, world famous light artist James Turrell encouraged the Gallery to allow visitors to experience his works naked as previously done in Japan. Turrell says ‘we drink light through the skin as Vitamin D … so we are literally light eaters. It’s part of our diet.’”

So if you are on a date, trying to find a clever way to get your better half to shed their clothes, perhaps suggest that it would do them well, diet wise.

As for the boring details, swarms of naked bodies will fill the gallery from April 1 to 3 after the gallery closes for the day. And, of course, this is only open to folks 18 and over.

The rest of us are left to witness art, relics and exhibits as the fashion gods intended, namely with loose fitting clothing and a selfie stick in hand.

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