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Jim Henson Exhibit Opened at the MoMI on Saturday and it’s Amazing

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Jim Henson Exhibit Opened at the MoMI on Saturday and it’s Amazing

The permanent exhibition of the genius works of Jim Henson is finally a reality. The MoMI opened their doors the public on Saturday and we have images for those of you who missed out. 

When the Museum of Museum of the Moving Image opened an ambitious Kickstarter to raise $40k back in April, it is doubtful even they knew how wildly successful it would be. The campaign met its goal in just two days, and when the campaign ended on May 11, they had raised $144,230 from 2,072 backers.

The permanent exhibition was actually announced back in 2014 but was unable to gather the money necessary to make the exhibit a reality.

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Most of what you can see at the Jim Henson Exhibition was donated to the MoMI by the Henson family in 2013. You can see 47 original puppets from cinema and tv, including Kermit, Miss Piggy, Rowlf, Elmo, The Swedish Chef and Big Bird (see them all below). Patrons will also see puppet prototypes, original character sketches, and rarely seen behind-the-scenes photographs and footage.

Aside from behind the scenes puppets and collections, the exhibit explores Jim Henson’s contribution and impact on popular culture in general. Expect to be taken on a journey dedicated to a visionary artist and the legacy that had a gigantic impact on the world of TV and film.

Here are some images of the new exhibition:

It’s time to meet the Muppets! Opening day of the permanent Jim Henson Exhibit at @movingimagenyc ! #HensonMoMi #doozers

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saw kermit today @movingimagenyc #thejimhensonexhibition #hensonMoMI

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took this photo of jen in a job she should have in her second life. #muppetsarethebasisofourfriendship #HensonMOMI

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