Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry

Photograph courtesy of the Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry

Regular visitors to the Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry (BIMP), its Forum Series and Puppet Slams conducted with the UConn Puppet Arts Program understand the deep history of puppetry as a centuries-old form of storytelling that may include children’s entertainment, but is more often part of ritual ceremonies, thoughtful adult theatrical performances, political protest and reflections of worldwide culture.

“Puppetry’s Racial Reckoning,” the current BIMP exhibition, demonstrates that puppetry is also a forum to address contemporary issues by helping to foster conversation and understanding about the complexities of race, prejudice, stereotypes, and systemic racism.

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