The Northwest Puppet Center is offering the public its first glimpse into the internationally-acclaimed puppetry collection, "The World of Puppetry: Treasures from the Cook/Marks Collection," July 23 through Aug. 1 at Seattle Center Pavilion B. The exhibit is free, but donations to the Northwest Puppet Center are welcomed.
This portion of the massive collection will display puppets from Palermo, Bali, Athens, Osaka, Rio de Janeiro, Bamako and more. Examples of Sicilian opera dei pupi, Indonesian wayang, Japanese bunraku and vaudeville marionettes will be exhibited. More of the collection will be on display when Northwest Puppet Center opens its season in November. The "World of Puppetry" exhibition hours are as follows:
• 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., Friday, July 23
• 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturdays, July 24 and 31; Sundays, July 25 and Aug. 1
• 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday, July 26 and Friday, July 30
For more information, call 206-523-2579 or visit www.nwpuppet.org.