As part of the 2016 Fall Puppet Forum Series, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present Object, Image, Text: The Bread & Puppet Press, a discussion with Max Schumann, Executive Director of New York City’s Printed Matter; and Clare Dolan, the founder and Chief Operating Philosopher of Vermont’s Museum of Everyday Life. The forum will take place Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Ballard Institute Theater, located at 1 Royce Circle in Storrs Center.
Presented in conjunction with the Ballard Institute exhibition Object, Image, Text: The Bread & Puppet Press, this forum will take the form of a conversation with Max Schumann, an acclaimed painter who also heads the world’s leading center for artists’ books; and puppeteer, curator, visual artist, and Bread & Puppet veteran Clare Dolan, who will explore an integral element of Bread & Puppet Theater director Peter Schumann’s prodigious artistic output: pamphlets, books, posters, and book-like constructions that have complemented his dynamic productions since 1963.
Our final 2016 Fall Puppet Forum will be:
December 7: Making Marionette Theater with Frank Ballard, with Steven Brezzo (Opar, Inc.), Fred Thompson (Eugene O’Neill Theater Center), and Steve Abrams (Editor, Puppetry Journal)
Admission to this event is free (donations greatly appreciated!), and refreshments will be served. Come early, and experience our puppet exhibitions, as well as the video resources in our library nook. Forums will be broadcast via Facebook Live. Call 860.486.8580 for more information.