• Welcome to the Muppet Central Forum!
    You are viewing our forum as a guest. Join our free community to post topics and start private conversations. Please contact us if you need help.
  • 50 Years and Counting
    Read our review and discuss with fans the highly anticipated Sesame Street "50 Years and Counting" DVD set from Shout Factory featuring over five hours of beloved moments.
  • 50 Years and Still Sunny!
    Read fan reactions and let us know your thoughts on the all-new Sesame Street documentary "50 Years and Still Sunny!" hosted by Gloria Estefan.
  • "Muppets Now" announced for Disney+
    It's finally official. A new, unscripted short-form series, “Muppets Now”, is coming to Disney+ in 2020. Let us know your thoughts on the Muppets big announcement.
  • The Dark Crystal: "Age of Resistance"
    After a 36 year wait, return to the great conjunction. The Dark Crystal "Age of Resistance" is a mesmerizing and beautiful prequel series now on Netflix. Renew your essence today.
  • Music is Everywhere
    Muppet Central Radio is now on TorontoCast, TuneIn, Apple, Amazon and Google. Listen to Muppet music 24/7 wherever you go with TuneIn and Apple apps and devices.

Exhibit - Jim Henson's Fantastic World

Fozzie Bear

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 14, 2002
Messages
13,393
Reaction score
144
You know, I did a search because I could have sworn we had a thread on this already, but it appears that the word is "No." I can't locate it. If we locate it I'll combine the two threads here.

Anyway, I went today and it was wonderful. There were great Muppets on display from TMS, SS, and FR. Props from Labyrinth and Dark Crystal, and a whole BUNCH of great Jim Henson art. AKA: James and Jimmy. He signed it both ways, too.

There were video monitors up everywhere, and they ahve these great little time-line booklets as give-aways. What I wish they had was an exhibit program (they usually cost $25 USD at museums) which catalogs the entire exhibit.

Anyway, to see if it's coming near you, go to the bottom of this link:
http://www.sites.si.edu/exhibitions/exhibits/henson/main.htm

Here's where I saw it today:
http://www.arkarts.com/calendar_events/event-detail.asp?id=63
 

zns

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 14, 2002
Messages
1,583
Reaction score
205
Sounds fantastic Fozzie. It would be neat if they published a book about it, just like they did with "The Art of the Muppets".
 

somethingofafan

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 4, 2003
Messages
276
Reaction score
27
The old thread is in this section, a few threads down. Maybe you just read too quickly and skimmed over it.
 

muppetwriter

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 13, 2005
Messages
1,627
Reaction score
54
Hey, I actually live in AR and went to see this exhibit close to the end of October. I took some pictures at the outside of the museum, but the security guard there told me that no pictures were allowed inside, so I couldn't capture some of the most interesting parts of the exhibit.

Here are the pics:

Outside the building

Outside the building #2

Poster Inside The Exhibit (the only picture I could've taken before I was told there weren't any allowed)

This is me outside the museum w/ my Kermit hat on. :smile:
 

minor muppetz

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 19, 2005
Messages
15,232
Reaction score
2,404
I read at Muppet Wiki that this exhibet includes storyboards for The King of 8, including two alternate endings. Are there any storyboards for any other Hesnon animations from Sesame Street? What about the baker films (it'd be great if there were storyboards for the rare Song of One, or even video footage)?
 

Fozzie Bear

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 14, 2002
Messages
13,393
Reaction score
144
yes, the King of 8 storyboards were there. It was fantastic. There was so much to take in that I can't remember all of it. You know, when you have a great dream and you remember bits and pieces but the majority of it is gone? That's what it's like to visit the exhibit.
 

Crazy31088

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 14, 2003
Messages
110
Reaction score
2
I live in Little Rock, and I went to the exhibit for the second time yesterday. It was wonderful! I was familiar with many of the things on display already, but somehow I still found myself laughing real hard and then was moved to tears by the end of it-just thinking about this man who created so much that I take totally for granted, and then just suddenly *died*. Perhaps I even saw it as a cynical statement about our world that he died the way he did, yet his work has the greatest example of the joy of life, greater than any other artist that I know of. Or perhaps that's just overreaching.

Anyway, I am so glad that I had the chance to see this exhibit not once, but twice.
 

Fozzie Bear

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 14, 2002
Messages
13,393
Reaction score
144
I had a sentimental problem leaving there. It's so hard to leave when those Muppets are just right THERE in front of you.

It leaves soon, doesn't it?
 
Joined
Sep 13, 2004
Messages
10
Reaction score
0
I haven't heard anything on this subject in quite a while and I just wasn't sure if anyone has heard anything yet about the Smithsonian's traveling exhibit "Jim Henson's Fantastic World". If anyone knows anything or has any updates, please let me know. Thanx :smile:

MOD'S NOTE: UPDATE
There is an opening event for the Mesa, AZ Jim Henson exhibit on December, 14th prior to opening to the public on December 15th. I donated a Semi-Private Class from my school, and I'm hoping others will donate something as well--it's a good cause, plus good advertisement.

http://www.arizonamuseumforyouth.com/Home.aspx
 
Top