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The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited is a travelling version of the Museum of the Moving Image's permanent exhibit that opened in Seattle in May 2017. The exhibit explores Jim Henson's life, as well as his film and television work, featuring puppets and artifacts donated to MoMI by The Jim Henson Legacy as well as items loaned from The Jim Henson Company's archives. The exhibit is organized by the Museum of the Moving Image, in cooperation with The Jim Henson Company, The Muppets Studio, and Sesame Workshop.

Exhibit Features



Los Angeles

  • "Late Night! The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited" (June 1, 2018) with OK Go's Timothy Nordwind [5]
  • "Outdoor Movies at the Skirball: The Muppet Movie" (June 29, 2018) [6]
  • "Outdoor Movies at the Skirball: Labyrinth" (July 13, 2018) [7]
  • "Special Screenings - Doozers and Fraggle Rock" (July 22, 2018), introduced by John Tartaglia, followed by a meet-and-greet with Tartaglia and Gobo Fraggle[8]
  • "Happy Anniversary, Fraggle Rockers" (July 24, 2018), a panel celebrating Fraggle Rock's 35th anniversary with Dave Goelz and Karen Prell, moderated by John Tartaglia [9]
  • "Muppet Guys Talking" (August 7, 2018), followed by a Q&A with Bill Barretta [10]
  • "The Evolution of Puppetry" (August 21, 2018), a lecture and demonstration on the Henson style of puppetry hosted by Brian Henson [11]

Meridian, MS

  • "Jim Henson Panel Discussion" (January 12, 2019), held at Mississippi State University's Riley Center, featuring Cheryl Henson, Bonnie Erickson, and Karen Falk, moderated by Wendell Walker [12]


San Francisco

  • "Sunday Stories: Frank Oz, from Fairyland to The Muppet Show" (April 3, 2022)
  • "'The Best Idea Wins': Dave Goelz and Larry Mirkin on Creativity and Collaboration" (April 24, 2022)
  • "Celebrating Jim Henson and the Art of Puppetry with Cheryl Henson" (May 12, 2022)
  • "Sell! Sell! Sell!: The Commercials of Jim Henson" (July 10, 2022) with Karen Falk
  • "Labyrinth: Film Screening and Talk with Karen Prell" (July 24, 2022)

Tour Schedule

  • 06/01/18 - 09/02/18: Skirball Cultural Center (Los Angeles, CA(press release)
  • 05/24/19 - 09/02/19: Center for Science and Industry (Columbus, OH)
  • 11/23/19 - 04/19/20: The Albuquerque Museum (Albuquerque, NM) (press release)
  • 06/04/21 - 09/06/21: The Henry Ford Museum (Dearborn, MI)
  • 03/31/22 - 07/31/22: Contemporary Jewish Museum (San Francisco, CA) (press release)
  • 10/01/22 - 01/14/23: Grand Rapids Art Museum (Grand Rapids, MI) press release

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