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The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited

May 26, 2023–December 30, 2023

Few people of the 20th century have had such enduring, wide-reaching, and inter-generational appeal as Jim Henson (1936-1990). His innovations in storytelling revolutionized childrens’ education, and his work from “Fraggle Rock” to “Dark Crystal” had a profound impact on generations of people. And it all started in Maryland.

Jim Henson with puppets from “Fraggle Rock”. © The Jim Henson Company. Courtesy The Jim Henson Company / MoMI.

Coming to MCHC Spring 2023

From May through December 2023, the Maryland Center for History and Culture is hosting the traveling show The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited. Developed by Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI), this 5,000-square-foot, Muppet-filled multimedia exhibition is full of hundreds of objects, including puppets, character sketches, storyboards, scripts, costumes, and film and television clips.

Bringing Henson Home to Maryland

With his gently subversive humor, restless curiosity, and innovative approach to puppetry, Henson built the Muppets into an enduring international brand, contributed beloved puppet characters to Sesame Street, and made movies that applied his vivid imagination to stories for the big screen. This exhibition explores Henson’s unique contributions to the moving image, and how he and a talented team of designers, performers, and writers created an unparalleled body of work that continues to delight and inspire people of all ages.

MCHC is proud to call Jim Henson a Marylander, and we are proud to help bring Jim Henson home to Maryland.

Tickets go on sale Spring 2023.

Support for this exhibition is generously provided by

LifeBridge Health
Maryland Public Television

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