BMA Voices: Puppets

Artist Unidentified. Bamana or Bozo region (Mali). Female Puppet. Mid‑20th century. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Gift of Barry and Toby T. Hecht, Bethesda, Maryland, BMA 1988.1411

Artist Unidentified. Bamana or Bozo region (Mali). Female Puppet. Mid‑20th century. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Gift of Barry and Toby T. Hecht, Bethesda, Maryland, BMA 1988.1411

Aden Weisel, Curatorial Assistant of Arts of Africa, the Americas, Asia & the Pacific Islands, investigates some brightly colored puppets within the BMA collection, and links the puppetry traditions of Mali and Baltimore.

BMA Voices is an insider’s exploration of The Baltimore Museum of Art collection through the eyes of its curators, conservators, and registrars. Featuring a new object every day during the BMA’s 100 Day Celebration, the project will highlight some favorite, amusing, unusual, and obscure objects.

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