Indiana University Bloomington assistant professor Jennifer Goodlander is a master of wayang kulit--Balinese shadow puppetry--who normally teaches in IU’s Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance.
In the fall 2014, she took her students out of the classroom and into the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, where she taught an interdisciplinary class, “Museums and Performance,” that examined puppets as a way to better understand the dynamic people and places of Indonesia. Her students curated an exhibition, “Still/Moving: Puppets and Indonesia,” which will be on display through June 7. Goodlander will present and discuss a selection of Indonesian puppets from the Mathers Museum's collection on Wednesday, April 29 from 4 to 5 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.