ALERTPlease note: the museum will be closed on Sunday, Feb 2 for a private event. The next Target First Free Sunday will take place on Feb 9.

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Tattoos in Japanese Prints

May 31 —
Aug 18, 2019


Tattoos in Japanese Prints, “is not just a novelty exhibit that’s coincidentally on brand for the denizens of Bay Area, it is necessary”.
— The San Francisco Examiner

“Visitors, even those not compelled to run out to the nearest tattoo parlor, will appreciate the splendid artistry and style of an arcane craft preserved for posterity by dint of gifted printmakers.”
— The Bay Area Reporter

"As the popularity of tattoos has accelerated, we seem to have reached a tipping point where we want to explore and understand the origins and evolution of tattooing… ‘Tattoos in Japanese Prints’ is a great way to start that exploration.”
— Sunday Chronicle Datebook “Pink Pages”

“If you haven’t had enough of tattoos, or if your interests include masterworks of Japanese printmaking (and how could they not?), these 60 works...are well worth a visit.”
— San Francisco Chronicle Arts