Art, museum studies students curate ‘Tattoo’

"Tattoo: An American Evolution"Students in NIU’s Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies Program and ART 655 Curatorial Practice are presenting “Tattoo: An American Evolution” through Friday, Nov. 19.

The exhibition opened today in Gallery 214 of the Visual Arts Building. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to noon Friday.

An opening reception is scheduled for 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11

A screening of “Tattoo,” a 1981 film directed by Bob Brooks and starring Bruce Dern and Maud Adams, begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in Room 100 of the Visual Arts Building.

Other “Tattoo”-related programming includes a Saturday, Nov. 13, symposium in Room 110 of the Visual Arts Building.

  • 10 a.m. Welcoming remarks
  • 10:15 a.m. Lee Sido, studio division head, NIU School of Art: “The American Tattoo.”
  • 11 a.m. Chris May, tattoo artist, Proton Tattoo Studio: “Stabbing Art.”
  • 12:15 p.m. Brown Bag Lunch with screening of “Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry” (2008), directed by Erich Weiss.
  • 1:45 p.m. Ellen Greene, painter, Chicago: “Tattoo as Narrative in the Artwork of Ellen Greene.”
  • 2:45 p.m. Rachel Walters, NIU master of arts candidate in art history: “The Tattoo in Burmese Culture.”
  • 3:45 p.m. Panel discussion with Michael Barnes, NIU School of Art graduate programs coordinator; Ellen Greene, painter; Kyle Turner, printmaker, Eric Fuertes, sculptor, John Medina, sculptor.
  • 4:45 p.m. Museum Studies Program Reception: Gallery 214

The exhibition and related programming are free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the parking lot south of the NIU School of Art for the opening reception and the symposium.

For more information, contact Peter Van Ael at (815) 753-4521 or [email protected].

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