Monday, August 29, 2011
The Creative life of Jim Henson, Pre-Hurricane
This weekend was full of scary moments, but before we battened down the hatches for hurricane Irene we had a lovely lunch at Ashbox and then went over to the Museum of the Moving Image for Jim Henson's Fantastic World exhibition First of All, I haven't been to this museum since the mid-90's and it's changed so much, it's beautiful, the lobby, cafe, and stairways are all very futuristic feeling, with it's ultra white smooth surfaces and gleaming fluorescent blue lights. I felt like a was in a scene of sci-fi film. The exhibition was amazing, it's really about Jim Henson's life and not necessarily about the Muppets. How he started his career in television, how he developed the Muppets, and all the advertisements he worked on before ever getting to Sesame Street or the Muppets.One of my favorite things was a movie he made called Time Piece, very avante gard for the time and a little risqué. I highly recommend seeing this show, it's up until January 2012. Pics below from the exhibition are form the NY Times since no photography is allowed of the works, other pics of Museum interior are my own.