It's the holiday season in New Mexico! Even though we cannot come together physically for our annual Holiday Open House, we still want to celebrate this magical time of year with you! On this page, you will find a video of our holiday puppet show and learn how to make your own Gustave Baumann-inspired marionettes at home.
HOLIDAY PUPPET SHOW (2019)
Every year at our Holiday Open House, a group of talented, local puppeteers from Teatro Duendo performs a rousing rendition of A Holiday Dance-Off Party with for Pappa Gus. This unique and festive puppet show brings to life the work of celebrated Santa Fe artist Gustave Baumann using replicas of his historic wooden marionettes.
MAKE YOUR OWN MARIONETTE
Join us in making your very own marionette at home! Follow along with the video below and/or download and print this worksheet. You'll learn about the history behind Gustave Baumann's famous marionettes and see step-by-step instructions for making a Baumann-inspired paper puppet!
WE WANT TO SEE YOUR WORK!
Share your paper marionettes or a photo of you participating in the Holiday Open House on social media (Instagram or Facebook). Use the hashtag #newmexicomuseumofart and we'll feature you on our channels!