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“Maurice Sendak and the World of Puppetry” Online Forum

November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In this Sept. 25, 1985 file photo, author Maurice Sendak poses with one of the characters from his book <em>Where the Wild Things Are,</em> designed for the operatic adaptation of his book in St. Paul, Minn. Sendak died, Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Conn. He was 83.

Although Maurice Sendak was not a puppeteer, he understood the nature of puppetry’s never-ending fascination with objects, images, movement, music, and text, and how the creation of those combinations with a collaborative team of artists can make puppets come alive. This forum, moderated by Ballard Institute Interim Co-Director Matt Sorensen, will feature Jonathan Weinberg, Lynn Caponera, and Tyler Fallas of The Maurice Sendak Foundation, as well as Nick Kraczyna, husband of the exhibition’s prominently featured artist, the late Amy Luckenbach, to look at the various ways Sendak designed, collected, and collaborated with puppets and puppet productions. This forum is co-sponsored by The Maurice Sendak Foundation. 

This forum will take place on Zoom (registration required) and Facebook Live and will be available afterwards on the Ballard Institute’s Facebook page and YouTube Channel

For more information about this forum and the speakers, visit bimp.uconn.edu/2022/10/25/sendak-forum.


Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry Facebook Live / Zoom