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New! Puppets: A Beautiful Fantasy

Come explore the art of puppetry through storytelling, puppet building, and performance in this new hands-on exhibit. 

Activities in the exhibit will rotate often and include:*

  • Writing a script for a puppet show and developing a cast of characters 

  • Engineering puppets using a variety of tools and techniques

  • Exploring how costumes can tell their own story

  • Performing a show at one of our puppet theaters

  • Exploring a selection of puppets from around the world

*New activities may be introduced to replace these as we prototype new ideas.

Puppets: A Beautiful Fantasy is inspired by puppets from the Children's Museum's Margo Lovelace Collection and the rich puppet history of Pittsburgh and the world.

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Special Events 

Check the Calendar of Events for special Studio activities every month, such as:

The Art Here

  • more light by Dick Esterle
  • puppets from the collection of Margo Lovelace
  • photos from the Curtis Theater Collection, Archives and Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System 

Principles of Practice

Click here to see the learning practices that we've developed for the Art Studio.

Design Matters

The design of the Studio incorporates many sustainable features, including:

  • Original wood and terrazzo floor
  • Natural light
  • Historic stained glass windows

Related Field Trips

Visiting Tips

Use the downloadable file below for tips for before and after your visit to the Studio.