Festivities are as follows:
- 11 a.m. Special Guided Tour of the Jim Henson Collection
- 12:30 & 2:30 p.m. Henson-Focused Story Time
- 1-4 p.m. Fantastical Friends Puppet Building in the Center’s Atrium
- 2-5 p.m. Henson Gallery Carts and an informal Q&A with the Center’s Jim Henson puppet conservators
- 8 p.m. Screening of The Storyteller and Farscape
With the exception of the special guided tour and the film screenings, all activities are FREE with Museum admission.
Continuing its Henson-related programming on Monday, September 26, the Center will host a special Explore Puppetry Series workshop, Costuming: Puppets, Muppets & Mascots, with Bonnie Erickson of the Jim Henson Legacy, Harrison/Erickson, Inc. and Acme Mascots. Erickson was part of the original design team for The Muppet Show and is credited as the designer and builder of Miss Piggy, now a part of the Center’s Jim Henson Collection. The workshop, for ages 18 and up, is from 7-9:30 p.m. The cost is $30 for members and $40 for non-members. Industry and student discounts are available with current student ID.
A Jim Henson 80th Birthday Celebration
September 24 & 26, 2016
Center for Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring Street, NW at 18th
Atlanta, GA 30309
For ticket information, visit www.puppet.org or call 404-873-3391