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  • Family Fun Day

    Workshops & Activities, For Families, and part of Family Fun Day, Tattoos in Japanese Prints

    Aug 18

    Free with museum admission (kids 12 and younger always get in free)

    10:30 AM—2 PM

    First Floor

    Discover and play as a family at the Asian Art Museum. On Family Fun Days, our kid-friendly gallery tours, creative art projects and immersive storytelling make art appreciation a lively, family-friendly event. Themes and projects change regularly, so visit again and again.

    Explore the special exhibition Tattoos in Japanese Prints and learn about the influence of Japan’s floating world on tattoo culture. Create your own Japanese woodblock- and tattoo-inspired artwork to take home! Projects include:
    •    Painless tattoos and temporary tattoos designed by Art Speak interns
    •    Design your own tattoo flash sheet (stencil)
    •    Woodblock printing
    •    Linoleum carving and printing


    stART Tour for kids ages 3–6: 10:30–11 AM
    Docent Kids’ Tour for ages 7–10: 11–11:30 AM
    Hands-on art-making: 11 AM–2 PM
    Storytelling for families: 1–1:45 PM

    Please note: Street parking is free on Sundays, making a visit to the museum both fun and affordable.


General support for education is provided by the Dhanam Foundation, the Koret Foundation, the John & Marcia Goldman Foundation, The Charles D. and Frances K. Field Fund, Dodge & Cox, and The Joseph & Mercedes McMicking Foundation. Support is also provided by an endowment established by The Hearst Foundations.


Tattoos in Japanese Prints is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Presentation is made possible with the generous support of Lucy Sun and Warren Felson. Additional support is provided by the Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation. 

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