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Museum of the Moving Image

Opening Programs for The Jim Henson Exhibition

Museum of the Moving Image

July 21 - 30, 2017
see website for details

The Jim Henson Exhibition, the Museum's permanent exhibition in a new gallery, devoted to the work of the film, TV, and puppetry innovator and creator of The Muppets, opens on Saturday, July 22. Below are the programs planned for the opening weeks of the exhibition, including screenings and family programs.

The Muppet Movie
July 21 - 2:30pm & 5:00pm
July 22 - 2:00pm
July 23 - 2:00pm

Moving Image Studio Puppet Workshop
July 22 - 11:00am-4:00pm
July 23 - 11:00am-4:00pm

The Great Muppet Caper
July 22 - 4:00pm
July 23 - 4:00pm

The Muppets Take Manhattan
July 22 - 6:00pm
July 23 - 6:00pm

July 28 - 7:00pm
July 30 - 2:00pm

The Dark Crystal
July 29 - 2:00pm
July 30 - 4:30pm
July 30 - 6:30pm

Museum of the Moving Image

The Jim Henson Exhibition

Museum of the Moving Image

starting July 22, 2017
Wednesday-Thursday 10:30am-5:00pm
Friday 10:30am-8:00pm
Saturday-Sunday 10:30am-6:00pm

Opening Saturday July 22, 2017

The Jim Henson Exhibition explores Henson's groundbreaking work for film and television and his transformative impact on popular culture. This new exhibition features approximately 300 objects to tell the story of how Henson and a talented team of designers, performers, and writers created an unparalleled body of work that continues to delight and inspire people of all ages. Among the highlights are nearly 50 puppets including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Rowlf, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Gobo Fraggle, and Wendell Porcupine; character sketches, storyboards, scripts, and photographs; and nearly 30 monitors with video clips from throughout his career and three large-scale video installations.

New World Stages

340 West 50th Street
New York, NY

Photo: Carol Rosegg

Avenue Q

Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx (Music & Lyrics), Jeff Whitty (Book)

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - 8:00pm
Saturday - 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday - 3:00pm & 7:30pm

AVENUE Q is the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. He soon discovers that the only neighborhood in his price range is Avenue Q; still, the neighbors seem nice. There's Brian the out-of-work comedian and his therapist fiancee Christmas Eve; Nicky the good-hearted slacker and his roommate Rod -- a Republican investment banker who seems to have some sort of secret; an Internet addict called Trekkie Monster; and a very cute kindergarten teaching assistant named Kate. And would you believe the building's superintendent is Gary Coleman?!? (Yes, that Gary Coleman.) Together, Princeton and his newfound friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

Puppetry in NYC title image is from Project B - 3 Works, photo by Jane Stein.