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Tattooing in the Ancient World by Lars Krutak

September 19, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Tattooing in the Ancient World by Lars Krutak

September 19, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.

Location: Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall at Luther College, after party at Vesterheim

Join world traveler and anthropologist Dr. Lars Krutak as he shares his ongoing journey to understand how ancient and more contemporary tattoos “make” the people who wear them. Dr. Krutak’s lecture will draw upon material from Vesterheim Museum’s new exhibition Tattoo: Identity Through Ink as well as his books, including Ancient Ink: The Archaeology of Tattooing (University of Washington Press), and Discovery Channel series Tattoo Hunter.

Following the talk, continue the conversation with Lars at an after party in the Vesterheim exhibit gallery, and Krutak’s books will be available for purchase and signing. There will be light snacks and a cash bar at Vesterheim.

Krutak is 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. Krutak also co-curated a similar tattoo exhibition that toured to the Field Museum in Chicago and the LA Museum of Natural History.

Find out more about the exhibit Tattoo: Identity Through Ink here.

The exhibit is sponsored by Nick and Courtney Rowley. This event is in partnership with the Luther College Nordic Studies Department.

Lars Krutak


September 19, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Luther College
700 College Dr
Decorah, IA 52101 United States
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