I have a feeling at least 98% of my readers did. And there is one gentleman, who is responsible for all the puppets and making all of our childhoods way more fun: Jim Henson!
I never knew Jim Henson was born in Mississippi. Did you? Bam, we already learned something. And there is a lot more to learn and see: The MAX in Meridian, MS is hosting the Jim Henson exhibition "Imagination Unlimited" now through May 2nd 2019, so if you are anywhere near or already in the Ark-La-Miss area, you should not miss this gem. Why? Several reasons. I mean, you can see the original Kermit the Frog puppet from 1978, besides more than 20 other original puppets, character sketches, storyboards, costumes and so much more. This exhibition will be a magical experience for adults AND kids!
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The new and unique attraction explores the life of Mississippi-native Jim Henson and the impact his creations have had on popular culture.
It is a traveling exhibition and will run through May 4, 2019. It features Henson’s iconic Muppets and other puppets from familiar productions like Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal and much more. Visitors, school groups and people of all ages can experience Henson’s creations and see how his early work in film and television evolved into the magical worlds that have become so familiar to audiences worldwide.
The exhibition shows how Henson and his crew of puppeteers, writers and designers created a family of puppets and characters that continue to entertain both children and adults. Artifacts include more than 20 original puppets, character sketches, storyboards, scripts, photographs, film and television clips, behind-the-scenes footage, iconic costumes, and interactive experiences that allow visitors to try their hand at puppeteering on camera and designing a puppet character.
For all the Bowie Fans: There will be costumes from Labyrinth on display, too!
About The MAXThe MAX offers permanent exhibits exploring the global impact of Mississippians on music, books, art, entertainment and cuisine. The MAX honors Mississippi’s creative legacy which include some of the world's greatest arts and entertainment icons — such as Elvis Presley, Oprah Winfrey, B.B. King, Faith Hill, Sela Ward and Kermit the Frog, just to name a few.
Visitors may attend either the Jim Henson: Imagination Unlimited exhibit only, or the entire experience which includes the the permanent exhibits.