The Museum of the Moving Image (MOMI) is a media museum located in Astoria, Queens in a former building of what is now the Kaufman Astoria Studios. The museum originally opened in 1988 as the American Museum of the Moving Image.
See List of Museum of the Moving Image events for a complete listing of Henson-related screenings and events held at the museum.
Jim Henson gallery
In May 2013 — at an event hosted by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Miss Piggy, Oscar the Grouch and Gobo Fraggle — it was announced that The Jim Henson Legacy had donated almost 400 artifacts to MOMI for a permanent gallery devoted to Jim Henson. The city of New York contributed $2.75 million for construction of the gallery, which will include puppets, costumes, props, film clips, and other artifacts.
At the time of announcement, the exhibit was expected to open to the public in winter 2014-2015. It was later stated that the exhibit would open in late 2015, and was pushed back again to sometime in 2016.
- ↑ Museum of the Moving Image Creating Gallery for Jim Henson
- ↑ Jim Henson's World at Movingimage.us.