The VMFA is launching a new exhibit next week called Japanese Tattoos: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition. It focuses on the work of seven international tattoo artists- all inspired by the Japanese arts of calligraphy, woodblock printmaking and of course, tattoos. The exhibit opens May 29th and runs to September 27th.
To publicize the exhibit, the museum is thinking outside the box, or rather, outside the walls of the museum. Over the next several days, the museum will be sending Richmonders on a scavenger hunt around the city. There will be 6 pieces in all, revealing the design of a Japanese tattoo mural that will be painted on the side of a Richmond business. With every piece, the museum will post a clue on their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Those who find the pieces, are encouraged to take a picture with it and post it on Instagram with hashtag: #ttthunt. The first 50 people to photograph all 6 pieces will receive a free ticket to the exhibit and be entered to win a grand prize.
To celebrate the mural as well as the start of the exhibit, there will be a party at Triple Crossing Brewing, Saturday May 30th.