Exhibition Archive

Edel Rodriguez
June 27 - September 19, 2010

Edel Rodriguez’s brightly colored illustrations for Mama does the Mambo, Oye, Celia: A Song for Celia Cruz, and Sergio Saves the Day celebrate the energy, movement, and music of Cuba.

Edel Rodriguez, from the book Mama Does the Mambo by Katherine Leiner, Hyperion Books for Children, 2001

Steve Tobin: Katonah Steelroots
October 18, 2009 - September 19, 2010

Steve Tobin's rolled and bent steel "roots" soar 22 feet above the ground. Fabricated for the site, the sculpture's twisting forms and rust-colored patina complement the surrounding landscape.


The Art of Contemporary Puppet Theater
February 28 - June 13, 2010

Once considered the exclusive province of shamans, puppets have been used for centuries to bring stories to life. The Art of Contemporary Puppet Theater performs such magic, illuminating the power of puppet theater to give form to the internal and otherwise invisible worlds of emotions and ideas. Puppet theater fuses the visual and performing arts, incorporating painting, sculpture, text, music, movement, and technology. The exhibition features sophisticated and often daring work by contemporary puppeteers, painters, film, and media artists, including Eric Bass/Sandglass Theater, Janie Geiser, Liz Goldberg, Chris Green, Dan Hurlin, William Kentridge/Handspring Puppets, Ralph Lee, Mabou Mines, Roman Paska, Brian Selznick, Julie Taymor, and Hanne Tierney, with short films by Genevieve Anderson, Laura Heit, and Scott Shoemaker.


Scene from Eric Bass/Sandglass Theater’s
One Way Street, 2002 Photo courtesy of
Sandglass Theater


Puppetry Around the World
February 28 – June 13, 2010

Classic puppet forms, including marionettes, shadow puppets, and hand puppets, are on view in the Learning Center as reference to the contemporary puppet tableaus in the main galleries. Young visitors can see such classics as Bil Baird’s Flannel Mouse and an original Jim Henson Muppet. Families are also invited to create their own puppets and perform in the Learning Center’s puppet theater.

Prairie Dawn, 1979, on loan from the collection of the Henson Family, courtesy of The Jim Henson Legacy

Matthew Geller: Woozy Blossom (Plantanus nebulosus)
June 1 - October 31, 2010

Matthew Geller’s sixteen-foot-high perforated steel tree produces a continuous fog, inviting visitors to be engulfed in its mist and revel in its cool, moist air. The fog is in a constant state of flux, sensitive to the slightest changes in wind, temperature, and humidity.

Woozy Blossom (Platanus nebulosus), 2010
Steel,fog (water+air +high pressure),copper,brass,pump Photo by M. Fox
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