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Tatau: Marks of Polynesia
On view until December 30, 2023
Utah Museum of Fine Arts/University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah

“Tatau: Marks of Polynesia” depicts the legacy of tatau, the art of Samoan tattooing. Tatau tells a story of history, craftsmanship, tradition, and, most importantly, a people preserving their own story. The exhibition explores a beautiful and sacred art that is fundamental in the preservation and spread of Samoan culture, surviving many attempts at eradication.

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[Image: JANM-TATAU-Tattoo Sua Suluape, Peter and Paul. Photograph by John Agcaoili]