“Japanese Tattoo” exhibition opens today at the VMFA

The new traveling exhibition focuses on the Japanese tradition of tattoo art and the work of seven internationally-known masters.

A new exhibition opens its doors today at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, “Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition” focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists, inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking.

Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Torii.

Details of the exhibit:

  • On view May 29th through September 27th, 2015
  • Free for VMFA members, children 6 and under, and active-duty military personnel and their immediate families
  • $10 admission for adults
  • $8 for seniors 65+, youth 7-17, and students with a valid school ID
  • Learn more and purchase tickets online here

Photo: “Tattoo” by Miyazo (detail), photographed by Kip Fulbeck (via the VMFA)

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Trevor Dickerson

Trevor Dickerson loves all things Richmond and manages RVANews’ West of the Boulevard and West End community sites.

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