Jim Henson Exhibit Is California Bound

Published: March 30, 2018
Categories: News

For the bulk of 2017, Seattle was home to The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited, a museum exhibit that featured relics and puppets from Jim Henson’s career and legacy.  And now we’re pleased to learn that it’s headed for stop #2.

Starting June 1st, you’ll be able to see this fantastic exhibit at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles!  Running until September 2nd, it will include over 100 artifacts from The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, Fraggle Rock and more.  That will include character sketches, script notes, photos, classic footage, storyboards, and of course: Puppets.

For example!  Just a few of the artifacts on display will include:

  • Kermit the Frog puppet from 1978
  • Handwritten scripts from Henson’s first television series, Sam and Friends (1955–1961)
  • A clip from Henson’s Academy Award–nominated experimental short film Time Piece (1965)
  • Puppets from Sesame Street (1969– ), including Grover, Ernie and Bert, and Count von Count
  • Section on The Muppet Show (1976–1981), including puppets of Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Beaker, and Scooter, as well as material from the Muppets’ transition to the big screen, such as set models and storyboards
  • Jen and Kira puppets from The Dark Crystal (1982)
  • Red Fraggle from Fraggle Rock (1983–1987), which celebrates its thirty-fifth anniversary this year
  • Jareth’s and Sarah’s ballroom costumes from Labyrinth (1986)

Naturally, if you find yourself anywhere near the southern California area later this year, you owe it to yourself to check this exhibit out.

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by Joe Hennes – Joe@ToughPigs.com


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