Museum of the Moving Image Creating Gallery For Jim Henson | NY Times

The Museum of the Moving Image said on Tuesday that it will create a gallery devoted to the work of Henson, the puppeteer and artist who died in 1990, following the donation of nearly 400 puppets, costumes and other props and objects from Henson’s family.

The Museum of the Moving Image, in Astoria, Queens, which previously featured the exhibition “Jim Henson’s Fantastic World,” said in a news release that its 2,200-square-foot gallery for Henson’s work was expected to open in winter 2014-2015.

Among the works donated to the museum by the Henson family are artifacts from film and TV projects like “The Muppet Show,” “Sesame Street,” “Fraggle Rock” and “The Dark Crystal,” and about 200 puppets including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Elmo, Ernie, Bert, Count von Count, Gobo Fraggle, the Swedish Chef, and Statler and Waldorf.