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Tony Sarg: Genius at Play Opens for the Season

Organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts in partnership with the Nantucket Historical Association, Tony Sarg: Genius at Play will go on display at the Nantucket Whaling Museum this summer season, the first comprehensive exhibition exploring the life, art, and adventures of Tony Sarg (1880-1942).
Tony Sarg’s vast knowledge of puppet technology was instrumental in his design of the inaugural Thanksgiving Day parade balloons for Macy’s Department Store in 1927, as well as 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, Tony Sarg was an accomplished illustrator, animator, designer, entrepreneur, and showman who summered on, and took inspiration from, Nantucket for nearly twenty years.   MORE at https://nha.org/whats-on/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions/tony-sarg-genius-at-play/


May 24 2024


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Nantucket Whaling Museum
13 Broad St