Adorning the World: Art of the Marquesas Islands
May 10, 2005–January 15, 2006
Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Michael C. Rockefeller Wing, 1st floor
CLOSE READING: The Art of Body Language
New York Times, Published: May 1, 2005
80 Marquesan artworks from the late 18th and 19th centuries will be on view in "Adorning
the World: Art of the Marquesas Islands" at the Metropolitan Museum starting May
exhibition's curator, says that extensive tattooing was for men of rank and was
over an entire lifetime. Enduring the pain was part of the
NYTimes Interactive Media:
An annotated guide to the all-over tattoing practiced by the residents of the Marquesas.
The Art of the Marquesas
Annette Grant discusses images from the "Adorning the World: Art of the Marquesas Islands" exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.