The Albuquerque Museum will be welcoming a traveling exhibit that salutes the work of Jim Henson. “The exhibition [is] to make a four-month stop in New Mexico, once considered a home away from home for Henson” said KRQE. The exhibit will be open from November 23, 2019 to April 19, 2020.
In addition to Kermit the Frog and other Muppets, there will be “memorabilia from his movies, The Labyrinth and the Dark Crystal, including items created by Albuquerque artist Michael McCormick.
“We have a number of items in the exhibition that were created by Michael McCormick, including one of the Dark Crystals themselves.”
The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unleashed previously appeared at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.
If you will be in or near New Mexico this winter or next spring, you might want to visit the Albuequrque Museum at 2000 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104. It’s open Tuesdays through Sundays, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. However, there is a five dollar special exhibit surcharge above and beyond the usual museum admission price, for all museum guests over the age of 12.
General museum admission is free every Sunday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., on the first Wednesday of every month from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and on the 3rd Thursday evening of every month from 5-8:30 p.m. However, the special exhibit surcharge will be required even on museum free days, except for guests aged 12 or younger.
“The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited is a dynamic new visitor experience exploring Jim Henson’s groundbreaking work for film and television and his transformative impact on popular culture. This comprehensive exhibition reveals how Henson and his team of builders, performers, and writers brought to life the enduringly popular worlds of The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and much more. It also includes material from Henson’s experimental film projects and his early work, presenting him as a restlessly creative performer, filmmaker, and technical innovator.”