Majority Leader Van Bramer Unveils New Jim Henson Exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image


On July 20th I joined Cheryl Henson and First Lady Chirlane McCray to unveil the new, permanent Jim Henson Exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria.

From the Muppet Show to Sesame Street, the work of Jim Henson touched the hearts of millions across our globe. The volume and originality of Jim Henson’s work is truly astounding, and I’m proud to have secured $2 million in funding for a permanent exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image so that hundreds of his personal artifacts including puppets, storyboards, and sketches can find a permanent home in Western Queens. For generations to come, this exhibit will tell the story of his work and inspire all who visit.


The Jim Henson Exhibit will establish a permanent gallery in the Museum of the Moving Image dedicated to the work, career and creative process of Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets. Among the more than 300 objects on view in The Jim Henson Exhibition are 47 puppets including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Rowlf, The Swedish Chef, Statler, Waldorf, Big Bird, Elmo, Cantus Fraggle, a Skeksis, and other popular favorites. The exhibition also includes sketches, storyboards, and scripts.