Adornment exhibits explore tattoos, clothing and jewelry

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The Brick Store Museum explores three forms of adornment in its new exhibits, covering everything from tattoos to clothing and jewelry.

An exhibit at Kennebunk’s Brick Store Museum explores three forms of adornment in its new exhibits, covering everything from tattoos to clothing and jewelry. Image of brick store museum

The trio of exhibitions runs until the end of December and is open every day except Monday.

Exhibits include:

The Changing Silhouette, which presents the museum’s collection of historical clothing (men and women) to discuss the evolution of styles and forms of society over time;

All That Sparkles: From the museum’s jewelry collection features pieces that once graced the historic citizens of Kennebunk, from engagement rings to necklaces and even military decorations.

The trio’s third exhibition, Stories in Ink: The History & Modern Art of Tattooing, tells the story of tattooing practice, then turns to the study of works of art by contemporary artists from York and Cumberland counties. .

All three exhibits explore the human practice of adornment through engaging activities, living artifacts, and discussions of how residents have decorated themselves throughout history.

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The museum is open six days a week (closed only on Mondays) and offers free entry to everyone on Tuesday. You can find more information about the museum’s opening hours at www.brickstoremuseum.org.

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