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New Museum Limits Naked Visitors To 'Psycho Tank'

Psycho Tank

First Posted: 10/31/11 10:59 AM ET Updated: 10/31/11 10:59 AM ET

NEW YORK (AP) — Naked museum visitors are no longer able to take dips together in a bathtub-like installation at a New York City museum after warnings from health officials.

The "Psycho Tank" is part of an interactive exhibit "Experience" by German artist Carsten Holler (HOO'-lehr). The pool sits off the ground in a tent-like structure. Visitors are handed bathrobes, slippers and towels before heading into the salty, warm water — nude.

The New York Post reports health officials said allowing more than one person would have required a permit the museum didn't have.

The museum is now allowing only one person in at a time.

Officials are also investigating whether other parts of the exhibit, which include a giant slide and a carousel, meet city regulations.

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Filed by Christopher Mathias  |