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New Jim Henson Exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image, NYC

Discussion in 'Storytelling and Puppets' started by The Princess of Bozonia, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. The Princess of Bozonia

    The Princess of Bozonia Administrator Staff Member

    This dynamic visitor experience—a permanent exhibition housed in a new gallery space funded by the City of New York—explores Jim Henson’s groundbreaking work for film and television and his transformative impact on popular culture.

    The Jim Henson Exhibition
    features a broad range of artifacts from throughout his remarkable career. It reveals how Henson and his team of builders, performers, and writers brought to life the enduringly popular worlds of The Muppet Show, the Muppet movies, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, and Labyrinth. It also includes material from Henson’s experimental film projects and his early work, presenting him as a restlessly creative performer, filmmaker, and technical innovator.

    Among the nearly 300 objects on view are 47 puppets—including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Rowlf, The Swedish Chef, Statler, Waldorf, Big Bird, Elmo, Cantus Fraggle, a Skeksis, and other popular favorites—character sketches, storyboards, scripts, photographs, and costumes. Film and television clips and behind-the-scenes footage are presented on more than 27 monitors and projections throughout. Interactive experiences allow visitors to try their hand at puppeteering on screen and designing a puppet character.

    Many of the artifacts are drawn from a major donation by Jim Henson’s family to the Museum’s permanent collection. This donation of nearly 500 artifacts includes historic puppets, costumes, production design material, and licensed merchandise. The exhibition also includes sketches, storyboards, scripts, and other material on loan from The Jim Henson Company Archives. Archival video and photographic material was provided by The Jim Henson Company, Sesame Workshop, and The Muppets Studio.

    In addition to the permanent gallery, the Museum will explore Henson’s career and legacy through education programs, live appearances, family workshops, and film screenings.

    Find out more at http://www.movingimage.us/exhibitions/2017/07/22/detail/the-jim-henson-exhibition/
  2. The Princess of Bozonia

    The Princess of Bozonia Administrator Staff Member

  3. tim

    tim Have red nose, will travel

    I'm wondering how much more there might be beyond the touring exhibit that made the rounds of American museums in recent years.

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