USU museum explores changing perceptions of beauty

Beauty and how it is perceived is the next topic at Utah State University’s Museum of Anthropology and it’s Saturdays at the Museum series. The museum will present educational displays on Saturday, February 26 that look at how perceptions and standards of beauty have changed through time among gender and cultures throughout the world.The event addresses ways cultures have altered their looks through tattoos, piercings and other body modifications, including plastic surgery, foot binding and neck stretching. The Museum offers informational tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The Museum also will provide free face painting, henna tattoo painting and hair tying for interested participants. The Museum of Anthropology is in the south turret of Utah State University’s historic Old Main Building, Room 252.

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