Speak Up! Speak Out! Bread & Puppet Theater

William Benton Museum of Art at UConn

May. 29, 2024 - Oct. 11, 2015

University of Connecticut, 245 Glenbrook Road
Storrs, Connecticut 6269


Speak Up! Speak Out! presents puppets ranging in height up to 20 feet, masks, paintings, and other works from Peter Schumann’s Bread & Puppet Theater, which has left an indelible stamp on the world of theater and the American cultural landscape over the past half century.

This exhibition focuses on Bread & Puppet’s activist responses to fundamental political and social issues that have defined American culture over the past 50 years, including the war in Vietnam; Central American turmoil and Liberation Theology; the politics of black liberation as represented by the Attica prison uprising and the M.O.V.E. family in Philadelphia; opposition to nuclear weapons and nuclear power; and the war in Iraq.

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