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 The incredible story of the moving image in an interactive and immersive experience
The Museum presents an ambitious slate of large- and small-scale changing exhibitions, video and art installations, and unique live events. In the third-floor Changing Exhibitions Gallery, the Museum has hosted a range of exhibitions from , which drew record-breaking crowds to the Museum, to , an interactive exhibition which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first digital video game. It has also featured the work of artists like the Dutch-Belgian digital art duo and the experimental filmmaker . The Museum's Amphitheater Gallery has been home to exhibitions and installations about the work of legendary Czech animator , the making of the DreamWorks Animation film, , and much more. In the Museum's lobby, visitors have been greeted with video work by artists like and and installations on Internet culture such as and on the 50-foot-long Herbert S. Schlosser Media Wall

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On a visit to New York a few years back, my cousin wanted to go to the Museum of Moving Image. Since this visit I have brought my family to the museum also as this is one of my favourite museums visited ever.


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Only 15 minutes from midtown, the Museum of the Moving Image is one of the city’s most dynamic institutions. Rubbing elbows with Kaufman Astoria Studios, it includes a three-story extension that features a state-of-the-art 267-seat cinema and expanded gallery spaces. Meanwhile, the museum’s “Behind the Screen” exhibit examines every step of the filmmaking process, with artifacts from more than 1,000 different productions, and 14 classic (playable!) video games, including Asteroids, Ms. Pac-Man and Space Invaders.

Can you imagine how grim our world would be without the influence of Jim Henson? For those of us who learned comedy, whimsy and even literacy from Sesame Street and the Muppet franchise, Museum of Moving Image has provided the ultimate treat: a permanent...

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The exhibition was organized by Museum of the Moving Image in collaboration with the Henson family, The Jim Henson Legacy, and The Jim Henson Company, and in cooperation with Sesame Workshop and The Muppets Studio.

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The Museum’s core exhibition, , immerses visitors in the creative process of making moving images. It features over 1,400 artifacts, from nineteenth-century optical toys to video games, as well as an array of interactive experiences, audiovisual material, and artworks.

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My all time favorite NYC museum! (Although as a person who works in film and television I am perhaps a bit biased!) Their collection of behind the scenes props/make up/set pieces is massive and you really get an in depth look at the history of the camera/editing/sound and everything in between. Their rotating exhibits are always really interesting and well curated and now with the addition of the permanent Jim Henson Exhibit, this is a must see for people of all ages! Also, the price of your ticket includes one of their movie screenings, so if you time it right, this museum is also one of the best deals around town!

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The Jim Henson Exhibition features a broad range of objects from throughout his remarkable career. It reveals how Henson and his team of builders, performers, and writers brought to life the enduringly popular worlds of The Muppet Show, the Muppet movies, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, and Labyrinth. It also includes material from Henson’s experimental film projects and his early work, presenting him as a restlessly creative performer, filmmaker, and technical innovator.

Among the nearly 300 objects on view are 47 puppets—including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Rowlf, The Swedish Chef, Statler, Waldorf, Big Bird, Elmo, Cantus Fraggle, a Skeksis, and other popular favorites—character sketches, storyboards, scripts, photographs, and costumes. Film and television clips and behind-the-scenes footage are presented on monitors and projections throughout. Interactive experiences allow visitors to try their hand at puppeteering on screen and designing a puppet character.

Many of the objects featured in The Jim Henson Exhibition are drawn from a major donation by Jim Henson’s family to the Museum’s permanent collection. This donation of nearly 500 artifacts includes historic puppets, costumes, production design material, and licensed merchandise.

The Museum will explore Henson’s career and legacy through education programs, live appearances, family workshops, and film screenings.