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Royal Marionettes at the DIA

Vaudeville vintage puppets come to life in this Detroit Institute of Arts exhibit, delighting families in the second half of 2011

Royal Marionettes come to life in this family fun large-scale puppetry exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts – here until Jan. 1, 2012, and sure to amaze the little puppets in your life.

These are more than your average sock puppets! Royal Marionettes showcases stage-crafted puppets used in the late 18th and 19th centuries for marionette theater around the world. Well-preserved and elaborately detailed, this "cast of characters" comes from the DIA's famed Paul McPharlin Puppetry Collection. The marionettes are set on stage in a dramatic lighting to showcase the large size of these actors from the vaudeville age.

Parents and kids can visit the puppets during museum hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. DIA members get in for free, and ages 6-17 are only $4; adults are $8 and seniors $6.

Check out the Metro Parent calendar page for more on the 2011 Royal Marionettes at the DIA.

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