SCNA, The Southern California Naturist Association’s Trip To The Getty

| September 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Southern California Naturist Association SCNA Reports From the Getty

SCNA Southern California Naturist Association – Southern California Naturist Association SCNA, hosted its annual visit to the Getty Museum in West LA on January 21.

We counted a record 45 people attending, including many first-timers, who all came out to play our now-famous “Nude at the Getty” Scavenger Hunt.

Despite rumors to the contrary, no, we weren’t the ones who were nude, although we did get some giggles, sly smiles, and raised eyebrows from a few docents, museum officials, and nearby visitors once they learned we were a nudist group! Rolf assembled 72 questions about various nude paintings and sculptures located at the museum.

Our “scavenger hunt” directed people through all four main buildings to answer these questions and to be the first to return to the starting point.

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A typical question was: “In Room E101, A semi-nude sculpture of Neptune is depicted with what creature?” The question that brought the greatest range of answers was “How many undraped genitalia can you find in Room W101?” The security guard had to keep reminding our people not to touch!

The winning team (Dave, Andrea, and son, Ben) missed only 3 questions and returned in new record time of one hour 45 minutes, so they received a gift certificate to the Museum Store.

Most teams took the full 3 hours and missed an average of 6-8 questions. Second prize went to Lesley and Jim, who got free passes to a future SCNA activity. Dave and family also won the most creative team name, the “Bare Johnsons.” Nice pun!

Among the attendees were Michael Beals and members of the AANR club in Long Beach, who brought with them a dozen young people who had never visited a museum before. Kudo’s Mike!

SCNA’s good luck with the weather continued as the skies cleared before noon after nearly an inch of rain fell the night before. It was a gorgeous 60 degrees all afternoon with a rare clear view of Catalina Island, downtown, and the San Gabriel Mountains beyond.

Afterwards, we had a late lunch at the museum Café and enjoyed meeting new friends and catching up on old news. The consensus opinion is that we definitely will be back to do this again next year.

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