Museums & Galleries

Lew the Jew and His Circle: Origins of the American Tattoo

July-December 26th-2nd, 2018

Thu.–Tue., July 26–Dec. 2

Contemporary Jewish Museum (736 Mission St.)

“Lew The Jew” Alberts (1880–1954) was one of the most influential artists tattooing in New York’s Bowery at the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition will include previously unpublished and rare original tattoo artwork, photos, and correspondence between Lew and San Francisco tattooers “Brooklyn Joe” Lieber and C. J. ”Pop” Eddy. $14, 415-688-7800,

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