Turn the Puppets Loose

Walk right in! The Museum für Gestaltung is presenting its valuable collection of puppets. As high points of the avant-garde, Sophie Taeuber-Arp’s "König Hirsch" and Otto Morach’s ensemble for "La boîte à joujoux" will encounter typical puppet characters such as Punch, a robber, and a princess. The puppet theater company founded at the Kunstgewerbeschule Zürich (Zurich School of Applied Arts) in 1918 led to an experimental engagement with the genre by the various participants. In the mid-twentieth century, puppet theater reached yet another high point in the form of "Fred Schneckenburger’s Puppet Cabaret". Along with delightful original puppets in all sizes, the exhibition will also present theatrical scenery, films, and soundtracks as well as insights through drawings and documentary photographs. This highly enjoyable show will even offer visitors the chance to take part in a shadow play themselves.


Exhibitions and events

Sigurd Leeder – Traces of Dance

Temporary exhibition at Museum für Gestaltung – Schaudepot (Museum of Design Zurich) until 30.08.2017

Although a fleeting form of art, dance often leaves behind its traces of experience that continue to exert an effect. The international dancer, teacher, and choreographer Sigurd Leeder (1902–1981)...

Design Studio: Processes

Temporary exhibition at Museum für Gestaltung – Schaudepot (Museum of Design Zurich) from 25.08.2017

How is a chair, a lamp, or a typeface developed? How do designers approach the design process? What kind of cultural and social relevance does design have? The Museum für Gestaltung is launching the...

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