There’s just something so right about the fact that Muppets are so important to society, they’ve been put into numerous museums for thousands of people to study as if they’re ancient homosapien tools or paintings of sad clowns. There’s already a big ol’ Jim Henson exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, but the Big Apple is proving it just can’t get enough Muppets behind glass.
The Museum of the City of New York will be opening up a new exhibit starting August 13 – Puppets of New York, highlighting puppets and puppeteers who have influenced or have been influenced by the city. Naturally, Jim Henson and his work will be among those highlighted. The museum will have on display puppets of Oscar the Grouch, representing the spirit of all New Yorkers, and Mahna Mahna, representing…I dunno, New Yorkers who hang out with furry pink things.
The two characters will be in good company among many other notable puppet creations, including Lamb Chop, and puppets from the musicals Avenue Q and The Lion King. You can purchase tickets to the museum using the link above.
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By Shane Keating