Celebrate the opening of Tattoo: Identity Through Ink on June 1 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. There will be exclusive Valkyrie Strike IPA from Toppling Goliath Brewery and live tattooing in the gallery by award-winning tattoo artist Brock Swenson!
The exhibition Tattoo: Identity Through Ink is open June 1, 2019 through April 26, 2020, and it tells the story of tattoos and the people who have them. Of course there is a Scandinavian connection–with celebrated artists like Norwegian Johan Frederik Knudsen and Norwegian-American Amund Dietzel, the question of whether or not Vikings had tattoos, and the rise of a whole modern Neo-Nordic style of tattooing. But the exhibition also looks more deeply at the traditions of body ornamentation in other cultures and connections to them.
The guest curator is Lars Krutak, a Research Associate at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is a scholar of body art and has authored four books on the subject of Indigenous body modification. The exhibit is sponsored by Nick and Courtney Rowley with community partners Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. and Brock’s Valhalla Tattoo.
Find out more about the exhibit and other exhibit events here.