29 Wednesday / January 29, 2014

Noon Talk: Handsome Princes and Scary Ogres: Mirrors of Indonesia through Puppets

IU Art Museum

Wednesday, January 29, 12:15–1:00 p.m.
Gallery of the Arts of Asia and the Ancient Western World, second floor
Whether wayang kulit (shadow puppetry) or wayang golek (rod puppetry), the puppets of Indonesia provide insight into character, religion, and history. The word “wayang” means mirror. The visage of a puppet—narrow eyes or gruesome teeth, for instance—tells a dynamic story on display and in performance. Jennifer Goodlander, assistant professor in the Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance and faculty research Curator at the Mathers Museum, will talk about some of the puppets on display at the Art Museum and their use and meaning in performance.

Cost: Admission is always free.

For more information contact:

Katherine Pashcal
[email protected]

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