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Free Saturdays: Tattoo Talk and Gallery Tour with Tex Buss

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Tex Buss, photo courtesy of artist

Tex Buss, photo courtesy of artist

Piazzoni Murals Room

Join local tattoo artist Tex Buss in the Piazzoni Murals Room for a talk on the unique challenges of composition in tattooing. Tex will highlight how traditional composition, based on the four-sided frame of an artwork or the use of three dimensional space, compares to the ever-shifting horizons on a human form.

This talk will be followed by a tour of our permanent galleries led by Tex and a hands-on art activity in the Piazzoni Murals Room. 

Tex Buss has been tattooing in San Francisco for nearly a quarter of a century. She moved from Scotland in the 1990s and was a young tattooer during the heyday of the Bay Area tattoo explosion. A decade ago, she created Authentic Tattoo in San Francisco, which remains her home base. Her work is illustrative and figurative, leans toward the neo-traditional, and often features elements from the natural world. In addition to her love of drawing on skin, Tex also paints, mostly large figurative narratives in oil, and shows in galleries. Building on her years of experience in the art world and tattoo industry, she writes and lectures on the many fascinating topics that arise when you combine humans and creativity.

Free Saturdays are about celebrating art and this city that we love. Explore the permanent collections, take a guided tour, get inspired to create art of your own at our art making station.

The day will include engaging art experiences for the entire family. Enjoy access to the de Youngsters studio, family art making, gallery guides, enhanced gallery tours with discussion groups, sketching in the permanent collection galleries and more.

Ticket Information

No additional ticket required. Seating is limited and first come, first served. Free general admission applies to both de Young and Legion of Honor.

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Contact Information

Public Programs
publicprograms@famsf.org
(415) 750-7624