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Puppets of Indonesia and Vietnam

Date: September 06, 2017 - December 21, 2017

Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Category: Museums & Historic Sites

Location: Valene L. Smith Museum of An..., Chico


Puppetry traditions of Asia provide a window to view society and culture. Noble princes and princesses, gods and demons, clowns and village characters cast shadows across the Indonesian stage, while Vietnamese puppets move along the water capturing the heart of rural life and familiar folktales. Both traditions come to life through the Rick and Nancy Ostrom Puppet Collection, which is on loan to the museum. 

Exhibition Highlights…

See a beautiful collection of Wayank Kulit and Wayang Golek shadow puppets and Vietnamese Water Puppets. 

Learn how x-ray analysis revealed secrets beneath the surface of the puppets.

Explore the history, myths, and methods of the puppet traditions.



Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.–3 p.m.



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