Gustave Baumann’s Marionettes

Gustave Baumann’s Marionettes
German-born printmaker, Gustave Baumann is best known for his color woodcut prints of scenes of landscapes in Brown County, Indiana, as well as his adopted New Mexico. Less well known is the extraordinary body of wooden marionettes he began carving in 1931. Not only did he craft the sixty-five marionettes, but wrote most of the plays that featured them and showcased his often-comic sensibility. “Gus” made these marionettes for his eight year old daughter, Ann. They were last played with in the 50s and 60s. The marionettes we’ll see in these two – half hour plays are fine reproductions. Come and enjoy this wonderful holiday celebration!

This one day tour is offered through UNM Continuing Education on Sunday, December 18, 2011. The $89 tuition fee includes lunch and transportation. The trip departs from the UNM Continuing Education east parking lot, located at 1634 University Blvd. NE, in Albuquerque at 9am and will return at 4pm. For more information visit dce.unm.edu/story-of-new-mexico.htm or call Joan Cok at (505) 277-0563. To register visit dce.unm.edu.

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