26. 8. 2012 – 15. 9. 2013
This exhibition presents folk customs and enchanting handicrafts associated with 19th century village life as it changed from month to month in harmony with the rotation of the seasons. An engaging display will present 150 original puppets and decorations from more than 25 Czech fairly tales. Both younger and older visitors will be taken through the history and development of animated fairy tales, which have a long tradition in our lands. We have prepared a film screening and a creative workshop, in which children can create and paint puppets, and try their hands at animation and other activities related to the production of films and puppets. “We would like to introduce the art of puppet making, let the visitors take a close look, and invite them into the worlds of imagination and enchanting stories. We will present the TV bedtime story ‘A Cabin on the Hillock’, Christmas carols, the TV series Kostičky (Bricks), Pinocchio, ‘Paní Bída’ (Lady Poverty), and other popular stories.
“This exhibition has a rather unique focus and concept, in order to engage, entertain, and attract families with children, kindergartens and elementary schools, as well as the larger public,” says the exhibition author, Jana Sommerová, who previously succeeded with the exhibitions ‘How Fairy Tales Dress Up’ and ‘Puppets in Czech Film’.
For more information about the author and her works please go to www.sarkavachova.cz.