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South Street Seaport Museum announces new Exhibition The Original Gus Wagner: The Maritime Roots of Modern Tattoo

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South Street Seaport Museum announces new Exhibition The Original Gus Wagner: The Maritime Roots of Modern Tattoo

Time: January 29, 2017 at 11am to June 4, 2017 at 5pm
Location: South Street Seaport Museum
Street: 12 Fulton St, New York, NY 10038
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: https://southstreetseaportmus…
Phone: lilli@michelletabnickcommunications.com
Event Discipline: museum, exhibit, opening
Organized By: Michelle Tabnick Communications
Latest Activity: Jan 23

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In celebration of the unparalleled restoration currently underway in the South Street Seaport Museum’s flagship, the museum announces its second post-Hurricane Sandy exhibition, The Original Gus Wagner: The Maritime Roots of Modern Tattoo beginning on January 29, 2017, open Wednesday – Sunday 11am-5pm, at the Museum’s mezzanine gallery level, accessible from the main entrance of the Museum on 12 Fulton Street. An Opening Reception with Live Tattoo Demonstration and a Silent Auction will be held Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 6-8pm, RSVP required. Visit southstreetseaportmuseum.org for reservation info.

The exhibition is included with Museum admission: South Street Seaport Museum members: FREE, $12 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and $6 for children ages 2 – 17. Tickets can be purchased online at http://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/ or in person at 12 Fulton St.

The Original Gus Wagner: The Maritime Roots of Modern Tattoo explores Augustus “Gus” Wagner’s (American, 1872-1941) early life as a merchant mariner and tattoo artist who traveled the world, from 1898-1902, and his return to the United States as a professional tattooist and tattooed man. 

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