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The Naked at the Art Museum Scavenger Hunt

Things to do Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago, IL , Grant Park Sunday February 17 2019
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Photograph: Courtesy of the Estate of Roy Lichtenstein Roy Lichtenstein, "Nude with Street Scene" (1995)

Search out bathing beauties, sultry sirens, provocative Picassos and more undressed art at this Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt in the Art Institute. You’ll view some of the museum’s best nudes, while learning about art history and enjoying the company of your fellow peeping Toms.

Venue name: Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago, IL
Address: 111 S Michigan Ave

Cross street: at Adams St
Opening hours: Mon–Wed 10:30am–5pm, Thu 10:30am–8pm, Fri–Sun 10:30am–5pm.
Transport: El stop: Blue, Red to Jackson; Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Adams. Bus: 3, 4, 6, 14, 26. Train: Elec Main to Millennium Station.
Price: $38
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"bathing beauties, sultry sirens, a woman enjoying a golden shower" It sounds like the people who organized this have a 1950s mentality about sexuality.  This is 2016, where we recognize the eroticism of male nudes as well as female nudes and we don't name works of art with creepy archaic feminine tropes.  For more information, check out these excellent articles on the rising number of male nudes by female artists as well as how contemporary female artists are portraying the female form more realistically than the romanticized ideas of "feminine" sexuality of the male painters of history.