The newest Erie Art Museum exhibit is a contemporary collection of photographs featuring the older generation and their tattoos. The exhibit came to the Erie Art Museum from Pittsburgh Artist, Mark Parrott.
The museum curator says he ‘stalked’ tattooed older Americans for about three decades. He has been going to conventions all over the country to find these individuals. Susan Barnett, Curator of the Erie Art Museum, tells us the work entails “why people made these types of decisions to do an art program on their entire body and what these decisions meant, what it represented in their life, and how they felt about it as time went by.”
To feature the exhibit, the museum is having ‘Tattoos Days’ where anyone displaying a visible tattoo can get in the museum for free all day on Tuesdays. Also, tomorrow, The Museum will also offer a free tattooing activity all evening long to celebrate the exhibit ANCIENT INK: Photographs by Mark Perrott.