Behind the Curtain Art of Puppetry at the Polasek Museum

Behind the Cur­tain: MicheLee Pup­pets and the Art of Pup­petry 

May 6, 2014 — August 24, 2014 

For­get about what you think you know about pup­pets and allow The Polasek Museum and MicheLee Pup­pets to sur­prise you in this col­lab­o­ra­tive exhi­bi­tion. Truly sculp­tural in form and intri­cacy, explore the rich and mul­ti­cul­tural his­tory behind the art of pup­petry. With ori­gins dat­ing back to sev­eral ancient cul­tures, humans have used pup­pets as a means to con­vey the essence of emo­tion. From tra­di­tional folk to con­tem­po­rary styles of pup­petry, see exam­ples rang­ing from mar­i­onettes, hand pup­pets, shadow pup­pets, ‘Muppet-like,’ to mod­ern one-of-a-kind pieces, all hand-crafted and imbued with the abil­ity to express, artic­u­late, and move. View his­tor­i­cal objects as well as the “work­ing col­lec­tion” of MicheLee Pup­pets, the local non­profit orga­ni­za­tion that empow­ers lives through the art of pup­petry. All vis­i­tors will all have the oppor­tu­nity to see the imag­i­na­tive process and artis­tic skill that goes into each hand-crafted work of mov­able sculp­ture. Play, cre­ate, and learn in this hands-on, behind-the-curtain exhi­bi­tion!