Exhibit in New York celebrates life of Muppets creator Jim Henson


NEW YORK (Reuters) – A new vaunt featuring a work of Muppets creator Jim Henson will go on permanent arrangement in New York City on Saturday to applaud a career of a American puppeteer who brought to life such characters as Miss Piggy and Big Bird.

“The Jim Henson Exhibition,” housed in a new gallery space saved by a City of New York during a Museum of a Moving Image, facilities some-more than 300 artifacts associated to Henson’s career, including 47 puppets, impression sketches, storyboards, scripts, photographs, iconic costumes and more.

Film and radio clips and behind-the-scenes footage are presented on some-more than 27 monitors and projections via a gallery. Interactive practice concede visitors to try their palm during puppeteering on shade and conceptualizing a puppet character.

Barbara Miller, curator of a collections and exhibitions during a museum, says a vaunt explores Henson’s work for film and radio and his transformative impact on renouned culture. It also includes element from some of a puppeteer’s obtuse famous film projects.

“Of march there’s informed favorites like Miss Piggy and Kermit a Frog and Big Bird and all a things we would design to see during an muster about Jim Henson and a Muppets,” pronounced Miller.

“But there’s also a design that emerges of Jim Henson as an initial film maker, as someone who was always creatively nervous and looking to do a subsequent thing,” she said, adding that museum staff wanted to “permanently tell this story.”

Henson’s characters helmed “The Muppet Show” on TV between 1976 and 1981, before appearing in countless films including 1992’s “The Muppet Christmas Carol,” and 2011’s “The Muppets.”

Henson, who died in 1990 during a age of 53, was also a artistic mind behind a long-running children’s uncover “Sesame Street.”

The vaunt was orderly by a Museum of a Moving Image, located in New York’s precinct of Queens, in partnership with a Henson family, who donated many of a show’s artifacts in 2013, The Jim Henson Legacy and The Jim Henson Company, and in team-work with Sesame Workshop and The Muppets Studio.

Reporting by Alicia Powell in New York; Editing by Leslie Adler


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