in the form of puppetry is an often-overlooked aspect of African
American culture which dates back to the 5th century BC. The exhibit
displays puppets as important artifacts of the African American legacy.
The Imagine Puppets
exhibit presents examples of African American puppetry post-slavery,
demonstrating that beyond their aesthetic appeal, puppets are important
tools to educate, engage and inspire audiences of all ages. The puppets in the exhibit are vehicles of traditional, heritage storytelling which blends African customs, beliefs and traditions.
In conjunction with the exhibit, we will have a free workshop led by artist and puppet maker Anwar Floyd Pruitt to allow all ages to experience the craft of puppet making as an art form.
The exhibit and workshop is sponsored by the Miramar Cultural Trust, in collaboration with ArtServe.