THE WORLD OF PUPPETRY
Treasures from the Cook/Marks Collection
Over the past six decades, Alan Cook has amassed an internationally acclaimed collection with over 5,000 puppets. Included are traditions from around the world and works by prominent puppeteers from the past few centuries. After a panel of artists, consultants and advisors carefully considered institutions across the West Coast, Northwest Puppet Center was chosen to become the permanent home for the collection!
The Cook/Marks Collection is named for Alan Cook and Jacqueline Marks. In 1999, a group of friends gathered in California to help Alan with the important task of organizing the collection and helping decide a permanent home. Jackee has been one of these dedicated volunteers and a generous benefactor. A very kind and visionary contribution by The Jacqueline Marks Fund of The California Community Foundation has been made to support the endeavor.
To introduce The Cook/Marks Collection, the current display features nearly 100 puppets from traditions found around the globe. As more of the collection arrives, we'll be curating new exhibits. Stay tuned for the latest developments. If you would like to assist with this enormous effort, please consider making a donation to Northwest Puppet Center and help create a world-class museum of puppetry.
Admission is FREE. Open before/after shows and by appointment.
Museum efforts supported by The Jacqueline Marks Fund of The California Community Foundation.
General Operating Support provided by Washington State Arts Commission & ArtsFund.
Call or email with questions or to arrange to see the exhibit:
Northwest Puppet Center
9123 - 15th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98115-3111
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