Turn the Puppets Loose

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The latest exhibition at the Museum für Gestaltung.

Visitors of all ages will enjoy this fantastic display of 20th century hand puppets that once lit both Swiss and international marionette stages. The collection showcases a wide range of puppets – from the more traditional to avant-garde. Not to miss are Sophie Taeuber-Arp’s Dada figures designed for König Hirsch (and later served as inspiration for Karl Lagerfeld’s 2015/16 Fendi collection), Carl Fischer’s expressive marionettes created for Das Gotteskind and Otto Morach’s charismatic puppets made for Manuel da Falla’s puppet play based on Cervantes’ Don Quixote.

Also, make sure to check out the below family workshops at the Museum für Gestaltung.

Enjoy gals!

Exhibition Information 

Exhibit: Turn the Puppets Loose

When: 5 May – 10 September 2017

Where: Museum für Gestaltung Toni-Areal: Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zürich 8005 (map)

Cost: Adults CHF 12 / Children under 12 years free

Additional Information: Museum Website

Creative Laboratory

When: Sunday 10 September | 13.00 -16.30

What: Parents together with children 4 and older can build their own puppets.

Registration: vermittlung@museum-gestaltung.ch

Additional Information: Museum Website

Curtain Up! When Puppets Come to Life

When: 17, 26 June & 2 August | 14.00 – 16.30

What: Workshop for families and children 6 and older.

Registration: vermittlung@museum-gestaltung.ch

Additional Information: Museum Website

Written by Zuri Girl Emilia Siravo…Emilia is a freelance English language teacher and researcher living in Zurich, Switzerland. Born in Philadelphia to a passionate Italian father and fiery Argentine mother, Emilia felt propelled to neutralize things by marrying someone Swiss. In addition to her work, Emilia loves going on long hikes with her husband and very active 3-year-old son, doing BootCamp and practicing yoga. Follow Emilia online on Twitter: @esiravo or read her blog.