Upcoming Exhibitions

Old-School Ink: New Haven’s Tattoos

On view September 23, 2017 through March 10, 2018

Opening activities and reception: Saturday, September 23, 2 to 6 pm


Images: Corey Hudson
Logo: Tracey Rose, Lucky Soul Tattoo

“Old-School Ink: New Haven’s Tattoos” explores the contributions made by New Haven tattoo artists to the aesthetics and industry of body art regionally, nationally, and internationally. This exploration of a community known for its artistry and respect for tradition reveals nuances ranging from quality of color and line to personal voice. Objects and images on view include vintage flash sheets from the archives of local tattoo shops, artifacts important to the trade, recent photojournalism, and new art created specifically for the occasion based on research into the New Haven Museum’s collections. Visitors will see how symbols in the traditional American school have repeated, changed, and become stylized over time and how certain themes in body art resonate and persist in the Elm City. The exhibition is organized for the Museum by guest curator Elinor Slomba, of Verge Arts Group.

The exhibition opens on Saturday, September 23, with a free, day-long celebration, as part of Museum Day Live!, “an annual celebration of boundless curiosity,” promoted by Smithsonian magazine. For more information, visit Smithsonian Magazine online.

Upcoming Events

Events on August 20, 2017
Pardee-Morris House Open
Starts: 12:00 pm
Ends: August 20, 2017 - 4:00 pm
Location: 325 Lighthouse Rd, New Haven, CT 06512, USA
In-Season Talk: "The Role of Herbs in an early American Household"
Starts: 2:00 pm
Ends: August 20, 2017 - 3:00 pm
Location: Season Talk: Herbal Teas
Events on August 21, 2017
New Haven Museum CLOSED
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: August 21, 2017 - 5:00 pm


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