The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited, organized by the Museum of the Moving Image in New York, has made its way to Baltimore’s Maryland Center for History and Culture (MCHC), where it will stay through December 30 of 2023.
Families will no doubt recognize the name Jim Henson as the creator of the “Muppets,” a term he coined as a combination of marionettes and puppets, according to Encyclopedia Brittanica.
Some of his most popular characters include Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy have delighted kids and adults alike for decades.
Henson also has a special connection to the region, having grown up in Hyattsville and attended the University of Maryland.
MCHC will be hosting an exhibition opening festival on June 3 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. This event will include a day of live puppet shows, local artists, puppet-making, museum exhibitions, chalk drawings, live music, food and film screenings. Registration is required to participate: mdhistory.org/events.
Photos by Heather M. Ross