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Event Series Event Series: Tony Sarg: Genius at Play

Tony Sarg: Genius at Play

Arts and Culture

August 28, 2023 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm on Mondays and Tuesdays and Thursdays and Fridays

On veiw June 10 through November 5, 2023

Tony Sarg: Genius at Play is the first comprehensive exhibition exploring the life, art, and adventures of Tony Sarg (1880-1942), the charismatic illustrator, animator, puppeteer, designer, entrepreneur, and showman who is celebrated as the father of modern puppetry in North America. His vast knowledge of puppet technology was instrumental in his design of the inaugural Thanksgiving Day parade balloon for Macy’s Department Store in 1927, as well as subsequent parade balloons and automated displays for the company’s festive holiday windows, which were imitated nationwide. The creator of a host of popular consumer goods, from toys and clothing to home décor, Sarg also envisioned fanciful illustrated maps and created mural designs for the Oasis Cafe in New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel.


Venue Details:

Norman Rockwell Museum

9 Route 183
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
(413) 298-4100

Host Details:

Norman Rockwell Museum

(413) 298-4100
[email protected]
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