Wednesday, May. 4th, 2016
HANKA'S TATTOO is a story about a Holocaust survivor. Hanka and her husband were reunited after Hanka made a narrow escape from a death camp. Her... MORE
Curated by Dr. Laura Desmond and Potsdam Historian Mimi Van Deusen
| "Flesh & Ink: Tattoo Histories" explores the cultural, artistic, and personal significance of tattoos, past and present. The multimedia exhibit will include historical and contemporary examples of tattoo flash art and equipment, videos documenting the tattoo process, a photo-documentary project about tattoos and identity, and the work of local tattoo artists.
The Potsdam Public Museum is asking residents of Potsdam to submit photos of their tattoos to be included in the show. We would also be happy to include people from outside the area who got their tattoos in Potsdam.
Click HERE to fill out and submit a brief questionnaire about your tattoo and for directions for submitting a photo of your tattoo. Call the Museum at 315-265-6910 for more information or to have a questionnaire mailed to you.
The images at the left are taken from a collection of tattoo flash art and equipment from the 1920s and 30s donated to the Museum in 1985. The works, by Schofield, will be included in the exhibition.
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