FREE - Jim Henson's Muppets
ven. 25 janvier 2019 à 22:00
The Museum of the Moving Image is located at[masked]th Avenue in Astoria, a short 3-block walk from the "M" train and "R" train platforms at the Steinway Street subway station. (For a map of walking directions from the subway to the museum, enlarge the first photo below by double-left-clicking on it. Then double-left-click on the resulting image again.) Joel will be outside the main entrance with his MEETUP sign no later than 3:30 P.M. Free Friday night admission starts at 4 P.M. The Museum closes at 8 P.M.
We'll stay as long as we want. Then, if there's enough interest, we'll get some food at a nearby restaurant. We'll be seeing the Jim Henson/Muppets Exhibition. This dynamic experience explores Jim Henson’s groundbreaking work for film and television and his transformative impact on culture. The Jim Henson Muppet Exhibition features a broad range of objects from throughout his remarkable career. It reveals how Henson and his team of builders, performers, and writers brought to life the enduringly popular worlds of The Muppet Show, the Muppet movies, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, and Labyrinth. It also includes material from Henson’s experimental film projects and his early work, presenting him as a restlessly creative performer, filmmaker, and technical innovator. Among the nearly 300 objects on view are 47 puppets—including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Rowlf, The Swedish Chef, Statler, Waldorf, Big Bird, Elmo, Cantus Fraggle, a Skeksis, and other popular favorites—character sketches, storyboards, scripts, photographs, and costumes. Film and television clips and behind-the-scenes footage are presented on monitors and projections throughout. Interactive experiences allow visitors to try their hand at puppeteering on screen and designing a puppet character. Many of the objects featured in The Jim Henson Exhibition are drawn from a major donation by Jim Henson’s family to the Museum’s permanent collection. This donation of nearly 500 artifacts includes historic puppets, costumes, production design material, and licensed merchandise. The exhibition explores Henson’s career and legacy through education programs, live appearances and family workshops. Note: To fully experience all the audiovisual material in the exhibition, headphones are required for some monitors. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own, or can purchase a set at the admissions desk for $2.
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