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Jim and Jane Henson: Creative Work, Creative Play is an exhibit at the Greenwich Historical Society in Cos Cob, CT. The exhibit is focused on the Henson family's time in the neighboring town of Greenwich from 1964 to 1971. There is also a focus on their creative work in that period, including their support in founding The Mead School, a private school in Stamford that emphasizes the arts, in 1969.

The exhibit is curated by Karen Falk and Karen Frederick, the Greenwich Historical Society's Curator of Collections, as well as contributing curator Cheryl Henson. Support was provided by the Henson family, The Mead School, The Jim Henson Company, The Jim Henson Legacy, Sesame Workshop, and The Muppets Studio.

The exhibit is scheduled to run from April 5 - October 8, 2017.

Exhibit Features

  • Several puppets, including a Kermit the Frog from 1963 and a Robin the Frog used in the making of The Frog Prince
  • Original drawings that inspired Sesame Street's Numerosity segments
  • A dollhouse built by Jim Henson based on the design of the family's Greenwich home
  • Jane Henson's paintings and sculptures
  • Materials and projects documenting Jane's support of The Mead School
  • Behind-the-scenes photos
  • Clips from Sesame Street's early years and early video experiments and collaborations

Events

May 2, 2017
  • Celebrating Jim Henson and the Art of Puppetry: An Evening with Cheryl Henson [1]
June 1, 2017
  • Roll It: A Special Screening of Jim Henson’s Commercials and Experiments, hosted by Craig Shemin [2]

External links

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