, Music and Magic! Jim Henson's Legacy is celebrated in a special season ranging from rarely screened experimental works to the pioneering puppetry of Sesame Street
Fondly remembered for his charismatic characters who resided on that most famous of streets, and trod the boards of The Muppet Show
, Jim Henson has had a profound effect on contemporary culture.
His fun-fur freakshows achieved global fame, but until recently his many incredible experimental works were rarely seen.
Henson's counter-culture sympathies informed all of his works and are mirrored in the work of animators who followed in his footsteps. We explore this legacy, and peek behind the curtain to see how his special brand of magic was created.
Read the essay Jim Henson's Secret Cinema
by curator Jim KnoxThursday 4 September - Sunday 14 September 2008
Single Session Tickets: Full $13 Concession $10
6 Session Package: Full $60 Concession $48Curated by Jim Knox with the assistance of Pina Virtuoso. Thanks to The Jim Henson Legacy, Craig Shemin, International Rocketship Ltd and Marv Newland, Sally Cruikshank, The National Film Board of Canada, Participant Productions, Howie McCorkell and crew, and Jim Knox.
Congratulations to the winners of our Jim Henson quiz, who will receive a copy of the Sesame Street: Old School Volume 1 DVD. Get the quiz answers - and find out who the top 10 voted Muppet role models are - here!