Chinese Shadow Puppets at Seattle Art Museum
Nov. 7, 2013, 7-9pm at the Seattle Art Museum, Stimson auditorium
Grant Hayter Menzies speaks on Pauline Benton, who learned shadow puppetry in Beijing, went on to tour in the U.S. and became a champion of this cultural tradition. Held in connection with his new book Shadow Woman: The Extraordinary Career of Pauline Benton.
The evening includes film clips of the Red Gate Shadow Theater with composer Lou Harrison, and an introduction to Chinese shadow puppets from the SAM collection by Mary Hirsch.
Free. RSVP required.