Museums Worldwide Are Currently Battling For *Ahem* The Statue With The Tightest Buns
It’s a rite of passage to get to an age at which school excursions start taking you to art galleries and museums, where you can giggle your head off at the private parts just hanging out there for all to see.
Then you grow up and start to travel and go to famous museums and art galleries and STILL giggle at the private parts — just a little bit — because maturity hasn’t hit you yet.
As it turns out, curators around the world are fully aware of how funny butts and bits are, because they’ve started battling amongst themselves for the statue with the tightest badonka-donk.
Back in April, #CuratorBattle started on Twitter as a way to remind punters that museums and art galleries still existed in a locked-down, Miss Rona world. Since then, curators have been participating in monthly themes — including their creepiest items — and giving us mere mortals a rare inside look at their collections.
Now, however, they’ve truly outdone themselves.
IT’S TIME FOR #CURATORBATTLE!
Today’s theme is #BestMuseumBum!
This cracking Roman marble statuette depicts an athlete at the peak of fitness! It may have decorated the town house of one of Eboracum’s wealthier residents. Has someone taken a bite out of this ?
BEAT THAT! pic.twitter.com/N3A6KYz339
— Yorkshire Museum (@YorkshireMuseum) June 26, 2020
Kicked off by Yorkshire Museum, #BestMuseumBum is now a wondrous place on Twitter where you can catch a glimpse of all the rounded tooshies ever to be carved into stone.
Other museum curators were quick to take up the challenge, with toit butts being showcased from Colombia to the USA to Europe to Japan and more.
“You can look but you can’t touch it
If you touch it
I’m a start some drama.”
This sentiment was sadly ignored in the case of this figure.
You see the shiny, flattened ?
— Museum of Oxford (@MuseumofOxford) June 26, 2020
The clear winner of #BestMuseumBum is the statue of Aphrodite Kallipygos (lit: “Aphrodite of the beautiful buttocks”). The clue is in the name.
She even seems fairly impressed herself. pic.twitter.com/nyuc7xr1Fc
— Dr Jo Ball (@DrJEBall) June 26, 2020
I would like to offer Nudepoleon Boneparte for #BestMuseumBum: a bum so shapely on a body so fit it had to be hidden away because it was so much hotter than the emperor himself (this plaster version at @museobrera, by Canova) pic.twitter.com/tEVAPaRFwy
— Dr Melissa L Gustin (@Hosmeriana) June 26, 2020
It’s not JUST statues included either, paintings and prints are also invited to apply for the crown.
— 太田記念美術館 Ota Memorial Museum of Art (@ukiyoeota) June 26, 2020
Is it getting hot in here, or is it just me?
This Valentine’s Day card was sold at Fenwick’s department store in York in 1987. Although printed with I LOVE YOU inside, this copy was never sent…
— York Castle Museum (@YorkCastle) June 26, 2020
We stan a competition that’s both ridiculously childish AND informative.
(Lead Images: Unsplash / Inés Castellano)