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Where can I find Muppets in Exhibit Displays?

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Kermieuk, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    Hi Guys,

    I was wandering if people in the know could tell me where there are actual Muppets/Fraggles/Sesame original puppets on display/exhibit.

    Wiki has a lot of past exhibits but I cant find many places today that are showing stuff.

    1976 Fozzie Bear is in London somewhere, but I keep forgetting where?
    I know that Jim Henson's Fantastic World is travelling the USA at the mo, and the Atlanta puppetry place has a lot on show.........................

    Anywhere else?

    Chris
  2. muppetsliveon

    muppetsliveon Member

    The original Fozzie Bear puppet is kept in the teddy bear museum in Stratford-upon-Avon, founded by Gyles Brandreth.
  3. muppetsliveon

    muppetsliveon Member

  4. Dearth

    Dearth Active Member

    They auctioned Fozzie off?

    What the hey!

    ***

    There are (or were) some Muppets on display at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC.

    I'm not sure about Jim's birthplace in Leland, MS, but I want to say they have some puppets.

    And is Hoggle still at that unclaimed baggage place?

    Dearth
  5. Gelfling Girl

    Gelfling Girl Active Member

    I was just there a few weeks ago. They currently have Song of the Cloud Forest puppets, but I don't think that's permanent. I can't remember if Kermie is a puppet or poser, though.
  6. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info so far.

    Yes Fozzie was auctioned off when the Teddy Bear Museum closed and he is now in some other museum in London?

    I have heard of the 'Birth of the frog museum' I'd love to go, I think the Cloud Forest stuff is always there? Id love to see it.

    I also thought that Oscar was at the Smithsonian? Not 100% sure, anyone seen him there?

    Chris
  7. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    The Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta has a lovely, permanent Henson exhibit. Many original puppets are there, including Kermit, Dr. Teeth, Ernie, Rowlf, Bugsy Them, Jim, Big Bird, Fraggles and Nativity Fraggle puppets, Link Hogthrob, Dr. Strangepork, a Skeksis, Sir Didymus, the La Choy Dragon, Hands from the Oubliette, the two-headed Labyrinth guards, the door knocker... there's plenty more, but that's what I can recall offhand. There are also films, including footage of old Henson commercials and show appearances, and Henson interviewing other puppeteers.

    Price of admittance is a mere $8, and if you turn up on Thursday between 1:00 and 3:00 it's free. Can't beat that with a stick.

    They also have shows regularly. Last time I went there I saw the "Between the Lions" roadshow. I wasn't really there for the show; I'd never heard of BTL before. I went so I could meet up with an old high school friend of of mine, Peter Linz. :halo:

    (Edit: Oops, you aleady knew about the CPA. Oh well, maybe this info will be useful to others.)
  8. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    Thanks Slackbot, that info is still very welcome. Many Thanks,

    I am hoping to visit Atlanta to see the exhibit, but think its better if I can wait until 2012 when they open up the Henson/ Muppets West Wing, maybe there will be some sort of grand opening/ceremony.

    Are there NO PHOTOGRAPHY signs at all these places as there are very little images on the web from exhibits!

    Can I wait til 2012? that's a long time!

    Chris
  9. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Last time I was in Leland, MS, at the Jim Henson Boyhood Museum, there were Muppets on display from Song of the Cloud Forest. They have an exhibit that changes every 4 or 6 years, I forgot which. They also have an official Kermit on display there from the Jim Henson Company when they still owned the Muppets.
  10. Gelfling Girl

    Gelfling Girl Active Member

    They don't allow it at the Atlanta museum or either of the two museums where we saw the Jim Henson's Fantastic World :(, although my study skills teacher was at the Smithsonian and said that they allowed pictures of certain things, including Kermie :). The Leland exhibit also allows photos. :D
  11. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    By the way, when Master Replicas were sending their Kermit around the world (in the USA), Muley and I took Kermit home to Leland, MS. Glad to say--we were the ONLY ones who could do that. Here is a video montage of the images from the museum and around Leland, I think even including the school where Jim went.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0j7pygpYM4
  12. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    The rule is, no photography anywhere at all, except for one doorway. I think there are giant Pinnocchio legs or something there. Everywhere else, no way. (I'd get out my camera phone anyway if I could get the photos off it afterward.)
  13. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    Hey Fozzie Bear

    Great Video montage, it looks great, hopefully one day I will get there,

    Chris
  14. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Chris.
    One of the reasons it's so long is that I wanted to put as much into the video as I could so folks who may never get to go might get to experience it at least this way.


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