Lecture series: Tattoo Traditions of Polynesia, Tricia Allen
Doris Duke Theatre
About the Lecture:
Tattoo artist and historian Tricia Allen gives two illustrated presentations on the traditional tattoo in early historic and modern times.
A Tattoo Tour of Polynesia
July 30 at 7:30pm
The tattoo was an integral aspect of nearly all Pacific Island cultures. More than bodily decoration, tattoos in ancient times served specific purposes within the socio-religious systems of various island groups. Allen gives an entertaining, educational look at the traditional tattoo in ancient Polynesia. $5, $3 museum members, students free
The Tattoo Revival in Polynesia
Aug. 5 at 7:30pm
In the last quarter century, Polynesians have been once again taking pride in their cultural heritage and reviving traditional practices such as the tattoo. Allen gives an overview of the revival, as well as the circumstances under which the art has evolved. $5, $3 museum members, students free
After each lecture, Tricia Allen will sign copies of her books The Polynesian Tattoo Today and Tattoo Traditions of Hawai‘i, available for purchase in the theater lobby.