2023 Festival Archive: Puppet Hub Exhibitions

Motel by Dan Hurlin

American Puppet Theater Today: The Photography of Richard Termine

Presented by The Jim Henson Foundation

The Art of Basil Twist as seen by Richard Termine

Presented by Tandem Otter Productions


Presented by the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival’s Chicago Puppet Studio

January 18-29, 2023

Fine Arts Building


Scholarship and Resources

World Encyclopedia of Puppetry Arts Entry

Festival Exhibitions

About the Exhibitions

January 19-29, 2023
The Fine Arts Building
410 S. Michigan Ave, 4th Floor

Come check out our brand new Pop-Up Puppet Hub on the 4th floor of the Fine Arts Building. Bursting with site-specific activities, it’s the perfect place to relax between shows, meet up with friends and make some new ones? Enjoy The Spoke & Bird Pop-Up Cafe (Suite 433) serving coffee, tea, winter soups and baked treats in a cozy, puppet-inspired setting. Check into Motel, a puppet show exhibition that doesn’t move, created by Dan Hurlin (Suite 403). The Puppet Hub is also the host site for two photo exhibitions, “The Jim Henson Foundation presents American Puppet Theater Today: The Photography of Richard Termine” (Suite 410) and “The Art of Basil Twist” (Suite 404). Next door to the cafe, explore Vancouver, an exhibit showcasing the original storyboards, puppets, sets and props designed and crafted for the made-for-film puppet theater collaboration with Ma-Yi Theater Company (Suite 433). And, if you didn’t get a ticket to see as though your body were right, you can still pop in and check out the remarkable set designed for only seven audience members at a time (Suite 402). 

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Past Performances and Further Reading