The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited

LOCATION
The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation
20900 Oakwood Blvd
Dearborn, MI, USA
DATE
Jun 05, 2021 - Sep 06, 2021
2021-06-05 00:00:002021-09-06 00:00:00America/DetroitThe Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination UnlimitedThis dynamic experience explores Jim Henson’s groundbreaking work for film and television and his transformative impact on culture. Throughout a singular career spanning four decades, Jim Henson created iconic puppet characters and stories for film and television that left an indelible mark on popular culture. With his gently subversive humor, restless curiosity, and innovative approach to puppetry, Henson built the Muppets into an enduring international brand, contributed beloved puppet characters to Sesame Street, and made movies that applied his vivid imagination to stories for the big screen. This exhibition explores Henson’s unique contributions to the moving image, and how he 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. Your Experience includes: More than 100 original artifacts, including 25 puppets Character sketches, storyboards, scripts, costumes, and photographs Film and television clips Behind-the-scenes footage Interactive puppeteering experiences The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation
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Members FREE; Adults (12-61) $25; Seniors (62+) $22.50; Youth (5-11) $18.75; Children (4 and under) FREE

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This dynamic experience explores Jim Henson’s groundbreaking work for film and television and his transformative impact on culture.

Throughout a singular career spanning four decades, Jim Henson created iconic puppet characters and stories for film and television that left an indelible mark on popular culture. With his gently subversive humor, restless curiosity, and innovative approach to puppetry, Henson built the Muppets into an enduring international brand, contributed beloved puppet characters to Sesame Street, and made movies that applied his vivid imagination to stories for the big screen. This exhibition explores Henson’s unique contributions to the moving image, and how he 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.

Your Experience includes:

  • More than 100 original artifacts, including 25 puppets
  • Character sketches, storyboards, scripts, costumes, and photographs
  • Film and television clips
  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • Interactive puppeteering experiences
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