Museum Exhibits | Ages 12+ | center

Special Exhibition

Puppetry NOW turns the museum’s focus to the art of our time and artists with limited representation in our historical collections. Through an annual solo exhibition and collecting efforts, the initiative provides space and support to puppeteers and artists of color, while increasing the museum’s connection to the current state of puppetry.

Tarish Pipkins a.k.a. Jeghetto, was born in the small steel mill town of Clairton, PA located south of Pittsburgh. He is a self-taught artist who has been creating art from a very young age.

In 2008, he started working with Paperhand Puppet Intervention. He has built puppets and performed in several Paperhand productions. In 2018, Jeghetto had the pleasure of work with recording artist Missy Elliott on her music video for WTF (Where They From), controlling the Pharell puppet and assisting with puppet building. He has since worked on numerous music videos, commercials, and performance projects. Jeghetto’s passion is promoting oneness through the magic of puppetry.

5P1NOK10 (Spinokio)

Now-Sept 25

The exhibition explores Jeghetto’s imagined and inventive world of 5P1N0K10 (Spinokio), diving into the backstories of the characters that fill this Afro-futurist universe. Visitors will be face to face with Jeghetto’s large-scale, interactive found object creations, experimenting with manipulation themselves while feeling transported by puppetry. All exhibitions are included with your Museum admission.

Puppetry NOW exhibition series is supported by grants from:

and the Jane Henson Foundation

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