Contact: Vince Anthony, Executive Director & Lindsey Baker
Phone: 404-873-3391 Fax: 404-873-9907
1404 Spring St.• Atlanta, GA 30309
Facebook: Center for Puppetry Arts
The largest nonprofit organization in the United States dedicated to puppetry. The Center reaches more than 300,000 people per year with its enchanting performances, workshops and education programs for all ages, hands-on museum, distance learning and outreach programs, extensive resource library, and puppet-filled museum store! Headquarters of UNIMA-USA.
MUSEUM EXHIBIT- The Global Collection
Description: 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 EXHIBIT- The Jim Henson Collection
Description: 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.
RESIDENT SHOW- Family Series and Adult & Teen Series
Duration: About 2 hours
Description: The Center presents a wide array of puppetry for the entire family and for adults and teens, that includes original adaptations of classic stories, new works, and innovative shows by the Center's company as well as North American and international artists. Visit www.puppet.org for current schedule.
WORKSHOP- Children's Workshops, Adult & Teen Education, Distance Learning & Outreach
Puppet Style/Skill Taught: Various
Description: Diverse education program where children create a puppet; adults and teens explore puppetry in depth; hands-on curriculum-based video conferencing creates a virtual field trip from any classroom; and limited, on location puppet building workshops/demonstrations enhance the learning experience. Click here for more information.