You all know how I feel about museums; they’re the best! Whenever I visit a new (or old) city, I always make sure to check out the museums, especially if there’s a cool new exhibit going on. And although I’ve been to NYC more times than I can count, I’ve never been to the Museum of the Moving Image (until recently!).
Since I’m such a huge Jim Henson fan, I knew I had to check out The Jim Henson Exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image during my trip to New York last month. I decided not to bring my DSLR camera on this trip (in an attempt to “live more in the moment”, something I’ve been doing a lot more of lately) but I did take a few pictures on my iPhone. So I thought it would be fun to share them with you all today.
Here are a few photos from the Museum of the Moving Image:
Fun fact: The Museum of the Moving Image is the only institution in the United States dedicated to the art, technology and social impact of film, television and digital media. It also houses the nation’s largest collection of moving image artifacts (say what?!)!
I’ve always had a huge passion for writing/media/film/marketing/production and all that jazz. In fact, I have a BA in Communications (print journalism to be exact)! So as you can imagine, the Museum of the Moving Image was like my dream museum.
Although I loved EVERYTHING about the Museum of the Moving Image, the biggest draw, in my opinion, was the Jim Henson Exhibition!
The exhibition explores Jim Henson’s work for film and television and his impact on culture and features a broad range of objects from throughout his groundbreaking career. The exhibit includes different items and behind the scenes looks at the worlds of The Muppet Show, the Muppet movies, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, and Labyrinth.
Among the nearly 300 Jim Henson related objects on display in exhibition are 47 puppets, character sketches, storyboards, photographs, costumes and scripts.
Oh Kermit, if only you knew how much I loved you!
I have two words for you Miss Piggy: SLAY QUEEN! No but really, Miss Piggy is such an icon!
There was this little corner inside of the The Jim Henson Exhibition where you got to design your own muppet!
There were little compartments with hair, eyes, accessories and everything else you’d need to bring your muppet to life.
Introducing Bea Arthur, just kidding, I named her Madame Mop.
But really, how cute is it that you got to create you’re very own Muppet?
Sunny Day, sweepin’ the clouds away! (In case you’re wondering, yes that is a LIFE SIZE Big Bird!).
Unpopular Opinion: Statler and Waldorf are two of my favorite characters from The Muppets. And even though I’m a twenty-something year old, Disney loving, glass is half full kind of girl, I can relate to these two cantankerous old men on a spiritual level!
Of course there can’t be a Jim Henson Exhibition without Jim Henson themed snacks, am I right?! I don’t know about you but those Fraggle Rock chocolate bars might be the cutest chocolate bars I’ve ever seen.
If you’re in the NYC area, or are planning on visiting soon, I HIGHLY recommend making a special trip to Queens to check out The Jim Henson Exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image! Trust me, you’ll love it (Jim Henson fan or not!).