Roses are red and candy is yummy, but how about a trek around an art museum in search of nudes to get you and your significant other in the mood for Valentine’s Day?
Watson Adventures, which stages team-building scavenger hunts, has created “Naked at the Art Museum Scavenger Hunts” for couples. The hunts, created for art museums across the country, includes looking for exposed Hercules fighting a fanged beast at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco to scenes of bare-bottom spanking at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The hunts are scheduled for Feb. 11 and 12 and are not sponsored by the museum. Tickets must be purchased through Watson.
Feb. 11, 2 pm: The Naked Brooklyn Scavenger Hunt at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Go in pursuit of nudes including Nefertiti, Venus, Rodin, Balzac and molasses. Along the way, you’ll explore Ancient Egypt (and musicians playing an unusual instrument), African fertility objects, voluptuous Hindu goddesses, impish Impressionists and a naked dog whisperer in a Jazz Age den. Price, which includes museum admission: Adult $29.50; College Student (w/ valid ID) $25.50.
Feb. 11 at 2 and 5 pm, Feb. 12 at 2 pm: The Naked at the Met Scavenger Hunt. You’ll scrutinize paintings, sculptures, period rooms, sultry sirens, a literally bronzed Adonis, a medieval codpiece, an incontinent Cupid and a randy reveler who’ll make you exclaim, “I never sausage behavior!” Adult $44.50; College Student (w/ valid ID) $34.50.
Feb. 11 and 12 at 1 pm: The Naked at the Art Museum Scavenger Hunt. Take an unblushing look at nudity in art at the Museum of Fine Arts including the spectacular Art of the Americas wing. You’ll scrutinize such things and scenes as paintings, sculptures, period rooms, randy Romans, a “stag” party drinking game, Gauguin’s island girls, sufferin’ Sabines (as Sylvester might say), Father Time’s hot time, and a god with Venus envy. Price, which includes museum admission: $37.50 per person.
Feb. 11 and 12, 2 pm: The Naked at the Art Museum Scavenger Hunt. Go on a hunt for nudity at the Art Institute of Chicago. You’ll scrutinize paintings, sculptures, miniature period rooms, sultry sirens, feckless lovers, Greek muscle men, peeping toms, bedlam in bedrooms and the half-naked Truth. No previous experience with art, or nudity, is required. Price, which includes museum admission: $36 per person.
Feb. 11 and 12, 2 pm: The Naked at the National Gallery Scavenger Hunt Every tricky question on this two-hour hunt involves nudity in some way, shape or sultry form, whether you are looking for naughty nymphs, a seamonster surfer, eye-catching codpieces, bathing beauties, the original Adonis, or shark bait named Watson (no relation, we hope). No knowledge of art, or nudity, is required. Price: $24.50 per person.
Feb. 11 and 12, 1 and 4 pm: The Naked at the Art Museum Scavenger Hunt. Go in search of the naked and the naughty in the American Art Museum. Highlights include a tempting she-devil, an Eve who’d get you to bite an apple, a giddy drinker, native men with no need for a gym, a startling Lite-Brite picture, and a nude that gives new meaning to the word “hot.” No knowledge of art, or nudity, is required. Price: $24.50 per person.
Feb. 11, 5 pm: The Naked LACMA Scavenger HuntOn this whirlwind tour of nudity in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, you’ll discover quirks and surprises in Old Master paintings, Latin American art, American masterpieces, exotic Asian gods, quirky Japanese netsuke, and more. Highlights include fowl play, a sultry Psyche who could use a psychiatrist, Noah’s kitties, Hearst’s hopes, a saint with heartburn, a new use for skulls, a goddess who has gone too far with Slimfast, and a “Fantasy Bust.” Price, which includes museum admission: $27 per person.
Feb. 11, 2:30 and 6 pm, Feb. 12, 2 pm: The Naked at the Getty Scavenger Hunt. Go on a humorous, mind-tingling search for nudity at the amazing Getty Center. Highlights include a sultry dog whisperer, slapstick with a lemon, an ancient game of Wife Swap, Toulouse-Lautrec’s “moodel,” Mischief’s bear hide, a Cupid who pulls a Mike Tyson move, a god who enjoys children (preferably with a bit of mustard) and more. This hunt is rated PG-13. Price: $22 per person (does not include the museum parking fee).
Feb. 11 and 12, 2 pm: The Naked at the Philadelphia Museum Scavenger Take an unblushing look at nudity in art and scrutinize paintings, sculptures, extra large bathers, a sultry seamonster, saints with shocking piercings, and a peeping Tom who discovers a new meaning for the term “stag party.” Price, which includes museum admission: $38.50 per person.
Feb. 11 and 12, 2 pm: The Naked at the Art Museum Scavenger Go on a surprising search for nudity in art through the centuries at the Legion of Honor. You’ll scrutinize provocative paintings, startling sculptures, dazzling decorative objects, unclad athletes, a vixen-like Venus, a hunky Hercules, bathing beauties, striking stargazers, sultry Shades and more. Price: $20 per person (does not include museum admission).
Reserve tickets at www.WatsonAdventures.com or call 877-9-GO-HUNT (877-946-4868). Tickets are not available through museums or other indicated locations. Meeting place for the hunt will be provided once a ticket has been purchased.