The Jim Henson Exhibition

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Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) (map) Seattle Center
Ongoing

The Jim Henson Company
$25

There was no true show business precedent for Jim Henson’s innovative combination of hip, humanist wit, and streamlined puppet design and operation, and there are no true descendants of his ability to hybridize the legacy of vaudeville with the modern possibilities of TV and cinema. Henson’s ability to be utterly hilarious, genuinely warm, and actually educational made him a radical figure in the arts, and as Hamlet said about his late father, we shall not look upon his like again—which makes this exhibition of puppets, sketches, storyboards, scripts, photographs, video clips, and costumes from Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, and Labyrinth (among other Henson projects) an indispensable opportunity to celebrate his genius. SEAN NELSON

Related event: Celebrational Muppetational on Friday, May 19.

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Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)

325 Fifth Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
206-770-2700
Hours: daily
http://www.mopop.org

Venue Hours
  • daily
Event Times
  • Ongoing
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