This event is all ages.
From Sesame Street and The Muppet Show to The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson’s creative imagination and enthusiasm for new technologies expanded the art of puppetry.
Join Cheryl Henson (The Jim Henson Foundation President, and Jim and Jane’s daughter) as she looks at her parent’s dedication to the art form through a discussion and showcase of their impressive body of work.
ABOUT CHERYL HENSON
Cheryl Henson is the President of The Jim Henson Foundation and a member of the Board of Directors of The Jim Henson Company. From 1992–2000, Cheryl executive produced the award winning biennial Henson International Festival of Puppet Theater. The Festival won both the Drama Desk and the OBIE Award, received prestigious coverage and is widely acknowledged as having changed the perception of contemporary American puppet theater today. Cheryl has been the President of The Jim Henson Foundation since 1992. The Foundation awards grants to artists creating new works of excellence in contemporary American puppet theater. To date The Foundation has awarded over 800 grants to more than 300 artists.
DATE AND TIME:
October 14, 2017
325 5th Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109
Included with MoPOP museum admission