Filmmakers Bleed/Idiot Box: It’s Time to Play the Music…
July 22nd, 2008 by Dan

Two days ago I found myself at the Smithsonian museum checking out the NEW exhibit they created dedicated to Jim Henson. With exhibits showcasing every aspect of his work, from his early commercials to his work on Sam & Friends, The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, and Sesame Street, it was actually a really neat showcase of the professional life of a very gifted entertainer.

The Smithsonian did have a Henson exhibit before, but it was just a corner in the American History museum and not wholly impressive. This new showcase is in another gallery (the American History museum is being renovated) and it spans about three rooms complete with drawings, projection screens showing Henson’s work, and display cases filled with felt muppets.

It’s definitely a cool piece that they have and, if I’m not mistaken, it is a limited engagement that will be ending next month. Go and check it out if you get a chance.

I leave you with Muppet Media:

These puppets are in the museum:

Bork bork bork…

One Response  
  • Eric writes:
    July 22nd, 200813:18at

    Cool, I’ll have to check that out. I saw the adverts in the train, but I thought it would be lame like last time.

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