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Center for Puppetry Arts

1404 Spring Street NW at 18th
Atlanta, GA
www.puppet.org
404-873-3391

Sara Hanna Photography

The Jim Henson Collection

Center for Puppetry Arts

ONGOING
Monday-Friday: 9am-4:30pm
Saturday: 9:30am-5pm
Sunday: 12pm-5pm
Non-Members: $10.50, Members: FREE

In 2007, Jim Henson’s family announced a momentous gift of puppets and props to the Center for Puppetry Arts. We are thrilled that approximately half of our expanded museum space is dedicated to the Jim Henson Collection.

This interactive exhibition follows Henson’s prolific imagination chronologically, transporting visitors through environments that typified the master puppeteer’s world such as Jim’s Office and the Television Studio.

In addition to learning how Henson’s characters came to life and are still performed, visitors can view iconic puppets such as Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.

MoPOP

The Jim Henson Exhibition - Imagination Unlimited

MoPOP

open daily - 10:00am-7:00pm

Organized by the Museum of the Moving Image, The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited explores Jim Henson’s groundbreaking work for film and television and his transformative impact on popular culture.

This comprehensive exhibition reveals how Henson and his team of builders, performers, and writers brought to life the enduringly popular worlds of The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and much more.

The exhibition features a broad range of artifacts related to Henson’s unparalleled career, including more than 20 puppets, character sketches, storyboards, scripts, photographs, film and television clips, behind-the-scenes footage, iconic costumes, and interactive experiences that allow visitors to try their hand at puppeteering on camera and designing a puppet.

Special exhibition pricing applies for The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited, and includes access to all other MoPOP galleries.

Center for Puppetry Arts

1404 Spring Street NW at 18th
Atlanta, GA
www.puppet.org
404-873-3391

Sara Hanna Photography

The Global Collection

Center for Puppetry Arts

ONGOING
Monday-Friday: 9am-4:30pm
Saturday: 9:30am-5pm
Sunday: 12pm-5pm
Non-Members: $10.50, Members: FREE

The Global Collection celebrates puppetry traditions in major cultures from around the world. Highlighting the history of puppetry in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas, this Collection also demonstrates the use of the art form as a teaching and communication tool.

Organized by continent, artifacts are displayed with rich, contextual backdrops and hands-on interactives that encourage patrons to immerse themselves in puppetry traditions from around the world.

Museum of the Moving Image

The Jim Henson Exhibition

Museum of the Moving Image

Wednesday-Thursday 10:30am-5:00pm
Friday 10:30am-8:00pm
Saturday-Sunday 10:30am-6:00pm
$7-$15

The Jim Henson Exhibition explores Henson's groundbreaking work for film and television and his transformative impact on popular culture. This new exhibition features approximately 300 objects to tell the story of how Henson and a talented team of designers, performers, and writers created an unparalleled body of work that continues to delight and inspire people of all ages. Among the highlights are nearly 50 puppets including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Rowlf, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Gobo Fraggle, and Wendell Porcupine; character sketches, storyboards, scripts, and photographs; and nearly 30 monitors with video clips from throughout his career and three large-scale video installations.

The Bread and Puppet Museum

753 Heights Road
Glover, VT
breadandpuppet.org/museum
802-525-3031

The Bread and Puppet Museum

Bread and Puppet Theater

The museum is open June 1 to November 1, daily 10 am to 6:00 pm, and is also open before and after evening performances. There is a museum tour every Saturday at 6:00pm and Sunday at 1:00 pm during July and August. During the cold months, it is officially closed, but may be opened by appointment or chance.
Admission is free; donations are welcome

The Bread and Puppet Museum is a massive accumulation of the puppets, masks, paintings and graphics of the Bread and Puppet Theater, housed in a 150-year-old barn in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, 25 miles south of the Canadian border. It is one of the largest collections of some of the biggest puppets and masks in the world. It was created in 1974 when Bread and Puppet Theater moved to this former dairy farm after a residency at Goddard College, and before that close to a decade in New York City. The museum is full to the brim; its population density is an expression not only of the accumulations of time but of the urgencies which inspired the making of so much stuff: the poverty of the poor, the arrogance of the war-mongers, the despair of the victims, and maybe even stronger than that, the glory of this whole god-given world. And naturally, all this will decay in due course.

Grouped according to theme, color, or size, the puppets recreate dramatic scenes from bygone shows and form striking compositions with hand-printed banners and paper-mache reliefs. Over the years, the collection has expanded to fill two floors in the barn and now spills out into the woodshed, the Cheap Art bus across the road, and onto the walls of the Paper-Mache Cathedral behind the barn.

Northwest Puppet Center

9123 15th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA
www.nwpuppet.org/museum.html
206-523-2579

Pass on the Pupptry Arts: An Exhibition of Traditional Chinese Puppetry

Northwest Puppet Center

ONGOING
Open before/after shows and by appointment.
Free

Throughout the centuries, Chinese puppetry traditions have been passed from one generation to the next. Huang Yi Que, the great marionette master of Quanzhou, was impressed by Northwest Puppet Center's commitment to preserving global traditions so he commissioned a scroll which roughly translates as "Pass on the Puppetry Arts". With this in mind, we are proud to present an exhibit featuring an array of Chinese puppets including works by Huang Yi Que, Yang Feng, and many more from The Cook/Marks Collection.

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry

1 Royce Circle
Mansfield, CT
bimp.uconn.edu
860-486-8580

The World of Puppetry: From the Collections of the Ballard Institute

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry

Tuesday-Sunday: 11:00am-7:00pm
see website for details

The World of Puppetry: From the Collections of the Ballard Institute showcases an array of different puppets carefully selected from over 2,600 puppets in the Ballard Institute collections to reflect the amazing richness of global puppet traditions and contemporary innovations in puppetry. The exhibition’s array of handpuppets, marionettes, rod puppets, toy theaters, and shadow figures from around the world will include work by Rufus and Margo Rose, Charles Ludlam, Janie Geiser, Marjorie Batchelder McPharlin, Tony Sarg, Bil Baird, Frank Ballard, and puppets from Indonesia, Africa, Iran, Germany, England, Latin America, and France.

Fowler Museum at UCLA

308 Charles E Young Dr N
Los Angeles, CA
fowler.ucla.edu/research
310-825-4361

The Helstien Collection

Fowler Museum at UCLA

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 12pm-5pm
Thursday - 12pm-8pm
Free

Since the early tenth century BCE, historians, grammarians, priests, and poets have celebrated the art of puppetry in India. Deeply rooted in the Hindu tradition, shadow puppetry is a form of folk theater that is transmitted orally and performed by itinerant puppeteers and musicians who travel the vast countryside. Today, it is a fast-disappearing art, and its demise threatens the traditional tales, stories of local village life, and reworkings of the great Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. This collection provides access to the field research materials of the late Dr. Melvyn Helstein, professor of theater arts at UCLA, who collected nearly six hundred puppets for the Museum’s collections. Materials include interviews with puppet makers from South India, transcriptions of plays, slides capturing the drama of these nighttime performances, several volumes of diapositives, and pen-and-ink illustrations of puppets.

Pittsburgh Children's Museum

10 Children's Way
Pittsburgh, PA
pittsburghkids.org/exhibits/fred-rogers-us
412-322-5058

Photo: Joe Fulton

Original Puppets from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Pittsburgh Children's Museum

Monday-Sunday 10am-5pm
Included with Museum Admission

Fred Rogers is a beloved icon for Pittsburgh and has been a bedrock for Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh since its inception – as an advisor, a mentor and a friend. We believe it’s important to continue to memorialize Fred’s wonderful and meaningful work, as well as help today’s children and families better relate to his many invaluable messages.

King Friday XIII, Queen Sarah Saturday, Henrietta Pussycat, X the Owl, Lady Elaine Fairchilde, Daniel Striped Tiger and Gran Pere greet you as you enter the Nursery exhibit.

Aurora Valentinetti Puppet Museum

257 Fourth Street
Bremerton, WA
www.ectandpuppets.org
360-373-2992

The Aurora Valentinetti Puppet Museum

Evergreen Children's Theatre

Wednesday-Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm
Bremerton's First Friday Art Walk, each month from 5:00pm - 8:00pm

In its 12th year, the Museum, a division of Evergreen Children's Theatre, has a unique history in the Northwest, Puget Sound area. While small the Museum has attracted the attention of local and international donors and collectors. Two large gifts from China were received in 2004 and 2005 with the Lt. Gov. Brad Owen assepting them on its behalf. Last year Bremerton's Sister City, Kure, Japan donated 3 Bunraku style puppets to the Museum in recognition of the 50 year Anniversary of their Sister City program. Relying on gifts the collection now numbers over 1100 items from around the world. Changing exhibits are presented throughout the year.

Puppetry in NYC title image is from Project B - 3 Works, photo by Jane Stein.