Skirball Cultural Center Opens THE JIM HENSON EXHIBITION: IMAGINATION UNLIMITED Friday, June 1
The Skirball Cultural Center kicks off The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited on opening night, Friday, June 1, featuring rare evening museum hours from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Enjoy a DJ set by Timothy Nordwind of OK Go, roving puppeteers, and more, at this first opportunity to see the dynamic new exhibition. Drinks will be served at a cash bar and LA food trucks La Morra Pizzeria, Green Truck, Tacos Super Gallito, andNomad Ice Pops will be on site.
The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited explores the legacy of Jim Henson (1936-1990). Featuring more than 100 objects drawn from the beloved worlds of Sesame Street, The Muppets, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal,Labyrinth, and much more, the traveling exhibition, organized by the Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) in New York, highlights Henson's groundbreaking work for film and television and his transformative impact on popular culture. Visitors will delight in the chance to see (and take selfies with) popular puppet favorites such as Kermit the Frog, Ernie and Bert, Scooter, and Jen and Kira from The Dark Crystal, as well as view Jareth's and Sarah's original ballroom costumes from Labyrinth, try their hand at puppeteering, and more.
The exhibitions Leonard Bernstein at 100, and Spotlight: Selections from Kehinde Wiley's The World Stage: Israel will also be open to attendees.
About The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited
The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited is a traveling exhibition organized by Museum of the Moving Image (Astoria, NY) in cooperation with The Jim Henson Company, THE MUPPETS Studio, and Sesame Workshop, and toured worldwide by Flying Fish. The exhibition features puppets and other objects donated to MoMI by THE FAMILY of Jim Henson, plus works on loan from The Jim Henson Company's archives as well as from private lenders.
About the Skirball
The Skirball Cultural Center is a place of meeting guided by the Jewish tradition of welcoming the stranger and inspired by the American democratic ideals of freedom and equality. We welcome people of all communities and generations to participate in cultural experiences that celebrate discovery and hope, foster human connections, and call upon us to help build a more just society.
Visiting the Skirball
The Skirball Cultural Center is located at 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049. Museum hours:Tuesday-Friday 12:00-5:00 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; closed Mondays and holidays. Admission to exhibitions beginning March 1, 2016: $12 General; $9 Seniors, Full-Time Students, and Children over 12; $7 Children 2-12. Exhibitions are always FREE to Skirball Members and Children under 2. Exhibitions are FREE to all visitors on Thursdays. For general information, the public may call (310) 440-4500 or visit skirball.org.