“The Art of Puppetry”

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“The Art of Puppetry”

Visual Arts Center | Entrance Gallery

Learn more about the history and art of puppetry in the Entrance Gallery of our Visual Arts Center.

Puppetry is a form of artistic expression that involves a person, called a puppeteer, who acts out or performs a story through puppets. Puppetry developed independently in many parts of the world, with distinctive types still alive today in Japan, China, Germany, Indonesia and the United States, among others. Today, certain puppets and puppet shows have become well-known in the age of television, including Howdy Doody, Lamb Chop, Jim Henson’s Muppets and Sesame Street.

The history and present day function of puppetry is ever expanding and inspiring. This masterful artistry allows us to express our stories with a suspension of disbelief found in theater while colliding with an appreciation of object making and craftsmanship.

All puppets and props courtesy of Brenda Paulsen and Paulsen Puppeteers.

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August 23 2019


Start: August 23, 2019
End: November 22, 2019
Cost: $367 – $6000
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