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"Tony Sarg: Genius at Play" at The Norman Rockwell Museum

Photographer Unknown Tony Sarg’s Sky Elephant Balloon, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, 1928 Photograph Collection of the Nantucket Historical Association
Collection of the Nantucket Historical Association
Photographer Unknown
Tony Sarg’s Sky Elephant Balloon, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, 1928
Collection of the Nantucket Historical Association

The new Norman Rockwell Museum exhibit “Tony Sarg: Genius at Play” is the first-ever comprehensive exhibition of Sarg's unique and wide-ranging body of work. Sarg is celebrated as the father of modern puppetry in North America, in addition to his careers as illustrator, animator, designer, entrepreneur, and showman.

He was a wildly imaginative and multi-faceted artist who is perhaps best known as the originator of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon critters in 1927.

We are joined by Deputy Director/Chief Curator, Norman Rockwell Museum Stephanie Haboush Plunkett and Curator Emerita, George Washington University Museum Lenore D. Miller.

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