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>> Monet, Matisse, and now Miss Piggy, Kermit, and his muppet friends getting their very own permanent museum exhibition in New York. The Jim Henson exhibition opening Saturday at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens.>> I think there are a lot of surprises here, I hope people are surprised.
Of course there's familiar favorites like Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog, and Big Bird and all the things that you'd expect to see at an exhibition about Jim Henson and The Muppets. But there’s also a picture that emerges of Jim Henson as an experimental film maker, as someone who was always creatively restless and looking to kind of do the next thing.
>> The new exhibit, financed in part by a Kickstarter campaign in a gallery space funded by the City of New York features interactive games, an array of puppets, and hundreds of artifacts from Henson's career that spanned decades, including clips from Henson's creations like The Muppet Show and Labyrinth.
Much of the collection was donated by the Henson family who also collaborated with the museum to bring the exhibition together. The creative mind behind the long running series Sesame Street, Henson died in 1990 at age 53.