Jim Henson with Kermit the Frog– photo by John E. Barrett
Museum of Moving Image brings The Jim Henson Exhibition to MoPop, beginning with Celebrational Puppetational! tonight, Friday May 19th. The opening night for the exhibit will include a fashion parade, puppet making workshops, a 7:15 PM performance of “Rainbow Connection” by local artists Jason Dodson of the Maldives and Jon Pontrello of the Moondoggies (don’t miss that), and – this is also special –
talks by Muppets puppeteer, Dave Goelz and Muppets/Sesame Street puppeteer Karen Prell. There will be Jim Henson puppets in the exhibit, plus photos and costumes! Celebrational Puppetational! is open to all ages, with, I am guessing, special Muppets-based cocktails in the restaurant.
Tickets & details are right over here.
And, before I forget, Campout Cinema: The Muppet Movie happens at MoPOP this Sunday, May 21st at 6:45 PM. See the 1979 film with fellow Muppets fans.