The Museum of the Moving Image said on Tuesday that it will create a gallery devoted to the work of Henson, the puppeteer and artist who died in 1990, following the donation of nearly 400 puppets, costumes and other props and objects from Henson’s family.
The Museum of the Moving Image, in Astoria, Queens, which previously featured the exhibition “Jim Henson’s Fantastic World,” said in a news release that its 2,200-square-foot gallery for Henson’s work was expected to open in winter 2014-2015.
Among the works donated to the museum by the Henson family are artifacts from film and TV projects like “The Muppet Show,” “Sesame Street,” “Fraggle Rock” and “The Dark Crystal,” and about 200 puppets including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Elmo, Ernie, Bert, Count von Count, Gobo Fraggle, the Swedish Chef, and Statler and Waldorf.
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Speaking of which, I went to the Jim Henson exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image this weekend. It’s incredible and you have to go. It reminded me a lot of the Tim Burton showcase at the MoMA. Also, the museum in general is awesome and so much better since the remodel.
Interactive Google Doodle for Jim Henson’s 75th birthday makes me happy.
World famous puppeteer JIM HENSON died 21 years ago today. To honor the legend, these great titles are available to watch instantly on Netflix:
- THE DARK CRYSTAL
- THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN
An exhibition coming to Museum of the Moving Image called “Jim Henson’s Fantastic World” will open on July 16 and run through Jan. 16, 2012, and it will feature more than 120 works, including drawings, props and, of course, puppets from Henson’s more than 45-year career.
Definitely have to go to that.