New on View: Avant-Garde Puppets

Posted by Detroit Institute of Arts on Peoplemovers Site on 02/27/2013

 

New on View at the DIA is an exhibit of avant-garde puppets from the 1920s. The first set of puppets, made for a performance based on Belgian symbolist playwright Maurice Maeterlinck’s Death of Tintagiles shows the use of puppets to communicate man’s helplessness to escape his fate.

The centerpiece of the exhibit is a collection of puppets by British stage designer Gordon Craig. These puppets are some of the most important in the DIA’s collection and show the designer’s experiments using light to model the puppets. This avant-garde display will be on view until July 2013.  

 

Topic: Arts & Culture
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