A WONDERFUL WORLD OF PUPPETRY
Valentinetti Puppet Museum showcases the magnificent craftsmanship of generations of puppet artists. Many of these artists are long gone, but at the museum you can still see their work, sense their devotion to a unique art form, and almost hear the laughter that they lovingly created in children long ago.
Thank you so much to all of you that made it out to our 2019 Fall Fundraising event! Even though the turnout was low, the energy was high! Thanks in part to all our wonderful puppet improv volunteers, Dorothy (our lovely Auctioneer) and Sam Koji Hale's puppet talk.
Pick up a copy of the Handmade Puppet Dreams DVD for friends and family for the Holidays at the gift shop! See what it is all about here.
We still have some copies available of the Yamasong: March of the Hollows DVD in the gift shop. Signed by Director Sam Koji Hale as well!
A big THANKS to all our volunteer puppet improv actors at the Fundraising event!
DAY OF THE DEAD EXHIBIT
Stan Hess, Curator of the Valentinetti Puppet Museum has installed a ‘Day of the Dead’ (Dia de Muertos) exhibit at the museum. The display will be on view for 6 weeks. Center piece of the exhibit is an Ofrenda, an offering and remembrance of those who have died. Its origins pre-date Christianity among the early Mexican cultures. But in more modern times it has been associated with the Christian holiday of All Saints/All Souls. The Museum will also have on display a selection of its Mexican puppets that will suggest figures in Mexican history.