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!