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In the Spring of 2013, the Leopold made worldwide headlines with the Naked Men exhibit. As a special tour, the Museum gave visitors a chance to become part of the show's treatment of the age-old stigma and view the exhibit in the nude. Don't worry: that stunt is now over and you can view the museum's extensive permanent collection fully dressed now. That includes the world's largest trove of the works of Egon Schiele (1890–1918), who has been rediscovered by the art world and now stands alongside Klimt and Kokoschka as one of the preeminent artists of the Wiener Moderne. The Leopold's inventory boasts more than 2,500 Schiele drawings and watercolors and 330 oil canvases. Other Austrian modernist masterpieces include paintings by Anton Romaki and Richard Gerstl, and Klimt's Secessionist colleagues Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, and Adolf Loos.