Jim Henson's Fantastic World Concludes Its National Tour

The touring exhibit presented by The Jim Henson Legacy and The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service finished its tour with an extended run at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, New York.  Featuring original artwork, puppets, props, costumes, video and photography, the exhibit examined Jim Henson's creative process and his career, from his start in local television in 1955 through his feature film work in the 1980s.

Kicking off in 2007, the tour brought the exhibit to 13 cities in four years.

9/7/2007 11/25/2007 Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR  
12/15/2007 3/9/2008 Arizona Museum for Youth, Mesa, AZ  
3/27/2008 6/22/2008 Louisiana Art and Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA  
7/12/2008 10/5/2008 International Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC  
10/25/2008 1/18/2009 Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA  
2/7/2009 5/3/2009 Orange County Regional History Center, Orlando, FL  
5/23/2009 8/16/2009 Experience Music Project | Science Fiction Museum, Seattle, WA  
9/12/2009 11/29/2009 James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA  
12/19/2009 3/14/2010 Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS  
4/3/2010 6/27/2010 National Heritage Museum, Lexington, MA  
9/24/2010 1/23/2011 Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL  
02/12/11 05/01/11 Lakeview Museum of Art and Science, IL  
07/16/11 01/16/12 Museum of the Moving Image, New York

Thanks to everybody at all of the museums that we worked with to make this tour such a success, and thanks to everybody who visited the exhibit and shared their enthusiasm and affection for Jim and his work.


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