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apr 01 2008

Baltimore: Museum wants your photos and tattoo designs

The Baltimore Museum of Art is promoting two new exhibits by inviting the public to share their own artworks for possible display in online galleries.

"Looking Through the Lens: Photography 1900-1960," which runs through June 8, 2008, showcases more than 150 vintage prints from 20th-century photographers including Man Ray and Dorothea Lange. Visitors inspired by the exhibit can take their own photographs and upload them to the museum's Flickr group pool by April 14. A selection of the best images will be on display online in the BMA Looking Now Digital Gallery starting April 23.

The museum also is sponsoring a tattoo design contest, based on the exhibit "Meditations on African Art: Pattern" on display through August 17. Museum-goers can create a tattoo inspired by one of the works in the exhibit and upload it to the museum's Flickr page by May 12 for a chance to win signed copies of Permanence: Tattoo Portraits by Kip Fulbeck and Mitch O’Connell: Tattoos and a subscription to Skin & Ink magazine. Winners will be announced May 31 at an event called "Baltimore Ink: Patterns on Bodies" featuring a tattoo expert panel and a runway show.

Both shows at the bricks-and-mortar museum are free (artbma.org).

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