Erotic art has a history of being hushed, censored, or flat out destroyed.
The subtitled documentary travels through the excavated streets of Pompeii, and the carefully guarded shelves of private collectors (and the hidden vaults of the Vatican) and pulls back the curtain on art not often viewed by the public.
Throughout the film, rare images of erotic art are unveiled on screen through a tight, fast-moving narrative centered on interviews with private collectors, museum curators, librarians, and art historians who comment that while pornography may be a few clicks away online, the works of Picasso are still locked away because of nudity, or sexual content.
Secret Museums exposes that there are secrets like this, and more, everywhere ... and invites us inside to take a look.
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