The Art of Tattoos with Don Ed Hardy, Mary Joy Scott, Grime, and Taki

Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 | 6:30–8pm

ADMISSION: $5 for Members; $20 general

In conjunction with the opening of Lew the Jew and His Circle: Origins of American Tattoo, Don Ed Hardy shares his research into the archives of tattoo history and how he uncovered the fascinating story of Lew "the Jew" Alberts. Hardy will be joined on stage by Mary Joy Scott (Tattoo City), Grime (independent artist), and Taki (State of Grace Tattoo) for a discussion about the art of tattooing.


Sign language interpretation and CART real-time captioning can be requested for all programs with at least two weeks notice by emailing or by calling 415.655.7856 (relay calls welcome). FM assistive listening devices for sound enhancement are available for all talks and tours. Visit our Accessibility page to learn more.


Public Programs are made possible by the Koret Foundation and The Al and Rosanne Levitt Fund for Public Programs.

Lew the Jew and His Circle: Origins of American Tattoo is organized by The Contemporary Jewish Museum. Sponsorship is generously provided by Maribelle and Stephen Leavitt, Joyce Linker, and Pacific Heights Plastic Surgery.

Image Credit

Tattoo flash, Alberts Tattoo, early twentieth century. Courtesy of Don Ed Hardy.