The Japanese American National Museum is one of the nation’s premier culturally specific museums. Through the building of a comprehensive collection of material culture and development of multi-faceted exhibitions, educational activities, public programs and publications, the Museum preserves and shares for current and future generations the rich and diverse stories of Japanese Americans for national and international audiences alike.
The funds will support the exhibition, Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Traditions in a Modern World, a celebration of tattooing as a contemporary art form as seen in 70-framed photographs of tattoos and body suits. Exhibition will include a traditional Japanese tattooing room, live tattooing, videos of participants and a 200 page catalogue. The show will be on view March 8 through September 14, 2014.