4. There Was Once an Exhibit of Bodybuilders, Including Arnold Schwarzenegger at the Whitney Museum

In 1976, there was an exhibit at the Whitney entitled “Articulate Muscle The Body As Art,” which showcased bodybuilders live, flexing for the audience while rotating on a turntable. A panel of prominent art critics made running commentary. The star of the show was a 28-year-old Arnold Schwarzenegger, who had the nickname “The Austrian Oak.”