A rotating exhibition series, The Art of Puppet Making showcases
the talent and vision of extraordinary puppet-makers. Puppet making is
an all-encompassing endeavor. No other art form blends the disciplines
of sculpture, drawing, and painting with the laws of physics and gravity,
as well as the science of anatomy. From the archives of the Center for
Puppetry Arts and the private collections of puppet makers, come these
collections of unique visuals that will broaden your understanding and
appreciation for the artistry involved in creating puppets.
The Center has hosted a number of Special Exhibits to reflect unique themes
and topics. Past exhibits have included Salem, the Talking Cat: Seven
Years of "Sabrina" Magic!, Art Clokey's Gumby, The First 50
Years, Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, PUPPETRY IN FOCUS: Treasures from
Our Global Collection, and BREAKING BOUNDARIES: Adult Puppetry
in the 1980s and MASKS: Outer Image, Inner Spirit, among others.
The Center has also hosted traveling exhibitions, including the Art
of the Muppets.
Download the full list of previous special exhibits. (PDF format).