The website Babes at the Museum celebrates “the culturally attuned and sartorially understated beauties who stroll through the world’s most exquisite museums.” Although the term can be used to describe men too, all the babes here are extremely photogenic women who don’t mind talking to strangers.
Babes at the Museum writers are smitten with Marissa who works at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (she’s in charge of the members lounge just off the balcony) — “music should be playing” when she’s around. The sight of her caused one writer to “have those cartoon stars in my eyes and dreamy half thoughts.” She plays the flute, and loves how Klimt depicts femininity. Not all of the babes are museum workers. Diana was waiting for friends outside the Keith Haring show at BAM, and Amanda was standing in front of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo’s The Triumph of Marius while working on her novel (set at the Met). Racier photos can be found in the 16+ section and most are artistically tasteful a la photographer Juergen Teller. But some of the more interesting photographs are selfies. Scandinavian babes like Olga in Helsinki and Sofia in Copenhagen know how to shoot back.