Access Day: "Ed Hardy: Deeper than Skin"
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Don Ed Hardy, "American Mondrian’s Girlfriend," 1997. Color lithograph, 15 x 18 1/8 in. (38.1 x 46 cm). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift of the artist, 2017.46.122 © Don Ed Hardy
Herbst Exhibition Galleries
Access Days provide an opportunity for visitors with specific needs to experience our special exhibitions when the museum is closed to the general public. Access Days feature extra blue zone parking spaces, extra seating inside and outside the exhibition, portable large-print editions of exhibition labels, docent-led tours, audio tours, and printed versions of the audio tour script. Wheelchairs, folding stools, ASL interpretation (upon request two weeks in advance), and materials in alternative formats are available upon request.
Ed Hardy: Deeper than Skin is the first museum retrospective of the renowned tattoo artist and surveys Hardy’s life in art that has as its inspiration in both traditional American tattooing of the first half of the twentieth century and Japan’s ukiyo-eera culture. Paintings, drawings, prints, and three-dimensional works spanning 40 years track Hardy’s goal of elevating the tattoo from its subculture, “outsider” status to a more important visual art form. Featured exhibits will, in the words of the artist, “reflect the disturbing nature of tattooing itself, the blurry patina of aged tattoos that have been in the skin for many decades, and design sheets yellowing on old tattoo parlor walls—a faded world almost extinct” in the fad tattooing of contemporary culture.
Free for members and one guest; Free for PWD and one guest. $5 for non-members. Advance Registration is required.
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