Arts

The "Goose of Cairo" sits prominently among the work on display in the 'Swing into Action: Maurice Sendak and the World of Puppetry' exhibition at the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry in Storrs as attendees walk around the exhibition during the opening event on July 7, 2022.

Where the Wild Puppets Are: Maurice Sendak Creations Land at Ballard

'Sendak was interested in puppetry, even though he was not a puppeteer himself. As a visual artist, he was intrigued by images, gestures, choreography, and story'

The UConn Fine Arts Complex. The School of Fine Arts celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.

School of Fine Arts Celebrates Diamond Anniversary

Sixty years of innovation, dynamism, and creativity for arts education in Connecticut

Students playing the cello, violin, and piano who are participating in the Jorgensen Outreach for Youth program

Jorgensen Conservatory Program Helps Area Teens Find JOY! in Music

'It's completely changed my life. I wouldn't be a professional musician without it'

Kaelynne Hernandez '22 (SFA), left, and Ashante Kindle '22 MFA talk about Kindle's art installation at the William Benton Museum of Art recently. The 2022 Studio Art and Digital Media and Design Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition will be on display through May 8. (Kimberly Phillips/UConn Today)

Spring Art Shows Put Graduating Students’ Work on Display

From the everyday to the celestial, students find inspiration for art in many sources

Members of The Bread and Puppet Theater from Vermont performing a play on Fairfield Way. The company will stage a production of the ancient Greek tragedy "The Persians" on the South Campus lawn April 23 and 24.

Weekend Performances of ‘The Persians’ Bring Puppets Back to Life on Campus

Presenting an ancient Greek tragedy with new resonance in light of the war in Ukraine

John Bell, director of the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, turned a cardboard box into a toy theater during an online workshop that can be found at the Ballard website. (Photo courtesy Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry)

Puppets Seize Fairfield Way Today at Noon!

A world-famous puppeteering troupe will perform in the center of campus on April 20, ahead of a weekend production on the South Campus lawn

Hypnotist Asad Mecci and comedian Colin Mochrie, who are performing on Friday at Jorgensen, pose together in front of a dark backdrop illuminated by spotlights.

Audience Members Become Stars of the Show in ‘HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis’ at the Jorgensen

'When you hypnotize somebody, the part of the brain that deals with self-reflection becomes disconnected'

"Marriage Preparations" by Dulari Devi, one of dozens of examples of Indian Mithila art currently on display in an exhibition at the Benton Museum of Art.

Art Professor Shares Personal Collection of Mithila Art in Latest Exhibition at the Benton

The tradition of beautiful, elaborate works was 'hidden from history' until the 20th century

Handmade shadow puppets of Esther and King Ahasuerus were designed for UConn's production of "Wayang Esther: A Contemporary Retelling of the Book of Esther," which will be performed March 12 and 13 at the Mandell Jewish Community Center in West Hartford.

Celebrating Purim with a Spiel That Shows Off What Happens in the Shadows

A production in West Hartford draws on artistic traditions from around the globe to celebrate the Jewish holiday

The puppets on display in the "Hecho en Puerto Rico" exhibit range in age from 1960 to the present, and reflect a variety of styles, artistic media, and purposes (Tom Breen / UConn Photo).

Ballard Exhibit Highlights Depth of Puerto Rican Puppetry to Educate, Entertain, Advocate

'We want to draw attention to what puppetry has been, is, and could be and how it connects with the important ideas that people have about themselves, their communities, and their society'