Several years ago I had the pleasure of briefly meeting master of puppetry and kinetic theatrical design Michael Curry when we were introduced by a local theatre producer. Curry is probably best known as the creative genius behind the incredible puppets used in the Broadway musical production The Lion King.
This week the Oregon Historical Society Museum - in Portland, OR - premiered a retrospective of Michael Curry's work in the form of the exhibit Puppetry: An Out of Body Experience. Pieces displayed include representative works executed for such global entertainment brands as The Walt Disney Company, Cirque Du Soleil, Universal Studios and The Olympics, as well as international opera and stage companies. The headquarters of Michael Curry Design is about 30 minutes from downtown Portland.
The exhibit will run from now through October 19, 2008. The Oregon Historical Society's Museum and Research Library are located in the SW Park Blocks across from the Portland Art Museum at 1200 SW Park Avenue in downtown Portland.
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