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Jim Henson’s Fantastic World premieres this weekend at EMP

May 23rd, 2009 by Miss Kitty

Jim Henson’s Fantastic World will open at Experience Music Project|Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame (EMP|SFM) in Seattle Saturday, May 23, 2009

EMP|SFM is proud to be the West Coast premiere venue for this highly anticipated exhibition. It will remain on view through Sunday, August 16, 2009. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily and admission to the entire building, including Jim Henson’s Fantastic World special exhibition is $12-$15, children under 5 are free.

Weekend events include, puppet-making workshops, film screenings, a Muppet sing-along, and “Punch and Judy” performances. For a complete schedule of events, visit empsfm.org/calendar.

Without “fences” to limit where his imagination could roam, Jim Henson (1936-1990)—artist, puppeteer, film director and producer—created elaborate imaginary worlds filled with unique characters, objects, environments and even languages and cultures. His work is enjoyed in dozens of languages in more than 100 countries. Jim Henson’s Fantastic World, a new exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and The Jim Henson Legacy, offers a rare peek into the imagination and creative genius of this multitalented innovator and creator of Kermit the Frog, Big Bird and other beloved characters.

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