Shadows, masks and puppets from the Museu da Marioneta collection Galeria do Torreão Nascente da Cordoaria Nacional

Museu da Marioneta celebrates its 15th anniversary. Over these years it has substantiated its goal of portraying the long history and different geographies of puppets shows.  The exhibition Shadows, Masks and Puppets, produced by Museu da Marioneta and by Galerias Municipais, celebrates this 15th anniversary offering different view points on the Museum’s collection.  The four invited artists – António Viana, Francisco Tropa, Jorge Queiroz and Susanne Themlitz – were challenged to work with pieces from the Museum they felt a connection to, within the four main collection groups – shadows, masks, puppets and Portuguese puppets in particular. Away from the stage where they usually come to life, here puppets have a new meaning, and they interact with other works with various connections to the world of theatre. The core of this exhibition is therefore the way a museum may turn into a live archive that cherishes the past and projects it into the future through new ways of reading the universe of puppets.  Galeria do Torreão Nascente da Cordoaria Nacional, from May, 26th to October, 2nd, 10 am – 6 pm; close on Mondays
Ciclo: May, 26th to October, 2nd