We’ve got puppets! Or perhaps they’ve got us—that’s the mysterious thing about puppetry. Sometimes puppets capture our imaginations in surprising ways. Around the world, across the centuries, puppets have transcended cultures as one of the most expressive, adaptable art forms.
If you look around, you’ll see that puppets not only serve as children’s entertainment but also as powerful tools for storytelling and for communicating ideas to people of all ages. Today, from award-winning Broadway shows like War Horse, Disney’s The Lion King and Avenue Q to visually astonishing new stagings of opera and dance, puppets have transformed the arts in America.
Puppets Take Strathmore explores puppetry in performance, as art, and as cultural phenomenon, inviting artists and experts to share the stage with their creations and explore this amazing world.
|Puppets Take Strathmore Events
June – August 2013
Fine Art Exhibit
No Strings Attached
June 22, 2013 - August 17, 2013
Behind the performing art of puppetry is the fine art of puppetry: carving, textiles, painting, sculpture and more—the magic begins long before the curtain goes up. Puppetry touches on nearly every form of visual art before the performance ever begins! Explore the unexpected connections and influences of puppetry on the visual arts, music and film in this Strathmore exhibition.
As part of the exhibition, Strathmore will present Yamasong, an award-winning film utilizing Japanese-inspired puppetry. The warrior figure from the movie will be on display in the Mansion. Click here to learn more about Yamasong.
FEATURED NO STRINGS ATTACHED ARTISTS INCLUDE:
Join us for a free opening reception
Thursday, June 27
7:00 - 9:00PM
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 10AM-4PM
Wednesday - 10AM-9PM
Saturday - 10AM-3PM
Please join us for the following events in presented in conjunction with No Strings Attached:
Children's Talk and Tour - June 29, 10:15AM
Adult Talk and Tour - June 29, 1PM
Special thanks to:
The Puppet Co. at Glen Echo
IBEX Puppetry & Heather Henson
John Bell & The Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry
Beale Street Puppets
Colette Searls, University of Maryland Baltimore County
What is a Twickety? Everyone asks, but answering's not an easy task. Twickety is made of things that mean a lot to you and me, but all that Twickety seems to be is only half of Twickety.
Blueper is a mechanically capable FolkMonster, born with a passion and knack for putting odd things together and making them work.
The JESTER puppet, named YORICK, is a bundle of fun just as his real-life counterpart would be!
The PIRATE, named BLIMEY, features an eye patch, gold tooth, earring, bandana, and a stitched scar on his nose.
Sculpted fabric enhances the ethereal look of the SKY DRAGON puppet.
What's more fun than a barrel of monkeys? Well, a MONKEY IN BARREL puppet of course!
Make your own bunny. Cut. Glue. Color. Play
Make your own cat. Cut. Glue. Color. Play
Make your own frog. Cut. Glue. Color. Play!
The elusive little unicorn puppet sparks imaginations for fantasy play.
Patience is a virtue! The little turtle is a slow and steady friend with a lot of personality.
The elusive little monkey puppet sparks imaginations for fantasy play.
This soft and sweet-faced little hedgehog puppet can curl up into a ball with its magnet closure.
A beautiful hare right out of the storybooks to share adventures with.
Representing our majestic national bird, the proud little eagle puppet is small enough to tuck away in your pocket!
Packed full of magic the little dragon puppet bravely wears his rich colors and metallic scales.
How can you resist this little dog with Bernese markings? Increase his appeal by animating his front paws and mouth.
Captivating is understating the charm of this Enchanted TREE Puppet. Made for storytelling and all things fantasy, this magical tree has movable eyes, limbs and mouth - perfect for spellbinding fun!
Heirloom-quality details and a rich mix of sumptuous plush make this 20-inch Folkmanis Rabbit Stage Puppet a stand-out in the puppet world.
The Crocodile Stage Puppet features an easily animated mouth and operable arms. Design details include soft sculpted plush with molded claws and teeth and a lots of fun to snap!
Let this udderly adorable Cow Stage Puppet milk a smile out of you!
He'll be the terror of the toy chest when you animate the massive jaws of the mighty T-Rex