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20 Years of MoPOP: Our 100th Exhibition - 'Body of Work: Tattoo Culture'

Body of Work: Tattoo Culture at MoPOP

To celebrate 20 years of the Museum of Pop Culture, we're highlighting 20 of the most notable moments from MoPOP's history. For our nonprofit museum's 19th milestone (see the first 18 milestones at the bottom of this blog!), we're celebrating the launch of our 100th exhibition.


MoPOP opened its 100th exhibition, Body of Work: Tattoo Culture, in February 2020 exploring the rich history and modern artistry of tattooing as a dynamic, ever-evolving artform whose mainstream acceptance has been driven by popular culture.

Through large-scale infographics, historical and contemporary photographs, interviews, short films, and interactive experiences, the exhibition highlights tattooing across North America, serving to demystify the process and de-other the culture.

Body of Work: Tattoo Culture

Body of Work: Tattoo Culture

Body of Work: Tattoo Culture

Body of Work: Tattoo Culture

Body of Work: Tattoo Culture

Body of Work: Tattoo Culture

Body of Work: Tattoo Culture

Body of Work: Tattoo Culture

Body of Work: Tattoo Culture also features original works of art created by tattoo artists based in the Northwest. The artists selected for the exhibition demonstrate the wide range of styles possible in tattoo art, and show the diversity and inclusivity of tattoo practitioners and the people who get tattoos.

The exhibition is now open and has been extended until May 31, 2021. Plan your visit today.


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