|MOMI visitors of all ages relax on comfy beanbags as they watch a great film about the life and work of Jim Henson.|
Seriously, folks. If you haven't already, please get on over to the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens to see Jim Henson's Fantastic World. The exhibit closes on March 4.
I have made half a dozen trips out to Queens to see the exhibit itself plus the special screenings and live events that have accompanied it. I saw Brian Henson give a talk about the evolution of puppetry. I heard Frank Oz be interviewed by Craig Shemin. I saw Craig Shemin do a demo of puppetry as it's performed for television. I saw a film about the history of Sesame Street.
Every time I visit Jim Henson's Fantastic World, I learn something new. I popped by a few days ago and studied the text on the placards more carefully. One of them read as follows: