NYC exhibit opens, celebrates Muppets, work of Jim Henson

- Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, even the Swedish Chef.

They’re all on full display at a brand new exhibit in Queens celebrating the life of Muppets creator Jim Henson.

From Muppets to fraggles, a stroll down sesame street and more.

Curator Barbara Miller said the new Jim Henson Gallery at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria is dedicated to the entirety of the puppet master's incredible career.

"What we tried to do here was to paint a fuller picture of him as an artist and creative thinker,” said Miller.

The permanent exhibit features hundreds of artifacts including dozens of those all too unforgettable fictional faces.

Queens resident Dave Roman said there's something about these characters that transcends generations.

Craig Shemiin, president of the Jim Henson legacy said the family donated many of the items here.

"What was interesting about Jim was that he wasn’t just a puppeteer. He presented visual storytelling beyond puppetry,” he said.

Visitors also have the opportunity to create their own puppets.

For families like Matt and Erin Fortado, the exhibit lets them share a bit of their childhood with their son Owen.

"To be able to share this exhibit- It's amazing! That's what we grew up with,” they said.   

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