After premiering at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited is making its next stop in Los Angeles.
From June 1 – September 2, 2018, at the Skirball Center, Muppet fans can celebrate the legacy of Jim Henson with more than 100 objects from “Sesame Street,” “The Muppets,” “Fraggle Rock,” “The Dark Crystal,” “Labyrinth,” and more. The exhibit reveals how Henson and his team of writers, performers, and builders, created groundbreaking work for film and television.
Organized by the Museum of the Moving Image, this traveling exhibit is a version of the ongoing “The Jim Henson Exhibition” on display at MoMI in New York City.
Highlights at The Jim Henson Exhibition 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)
For a preview of the exhibition, take a look at this video from the Museum of Pop Culture.
WATCH – THE JIM HENSON EXHIBITION: IMAGINATION UNLIMITED AT MUSEUM OF POP CULTURE:
In addition to the exhibition, the Skirball Center’s annual Outdoor Film Screenings will feature “The Muppet Movie” on Friday, June 29 at 8:30 PM and “Labyrinth” on Friday, July 13 at 8:30 PM. Tickets for these exhibition-related screenings will be available in mid-April on the Skirball Center website.
Tickets to The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited at the Skirball Center are included with museum admission. For more information, visit the Skirball website.
Source: Time Out