Inspirational, Celebrational Jim Henson Exhibit Heads for LA

It's time to light the lights for the large-scale traveling show, which arrives at the Skirball Cultural Center in June.

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Jim Henson and his iconic creation Kermit the Frog, in front of a mural by Coulter Watt. Photo by John E. Barrett. Kermit the Frog ©Disney/Muppets. Courtesy The Jim Henson Company/MoMI
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Jim Henson and his iconic creation Kermit the Frog, in front of a mural by Coulter Watt. Photo by John E. Barrett. Kermit the Frog ©Disney/Muppets. Courtesy The Jim Henson Company/MoMI
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Jim Henson on the set of TIME PIECE, the short film he directed (and starred in) which was nominated for an Academy Award in 1965. © The Jim Henson Company. Courtesy The Jim Henson Company / MoMI
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Jim Henson with puppets from Fraggle Rock. © The Jim Henson CompanynCourtesy The Jim Henson Company / MoMI
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Jim Henson and Kathryn Mullen performing the puppets Jen and Kira on the set of The Dark Crystal in 1981. Photograph by Murray Close. © The Jim Henson Company.nCourtesy The Jim Henson Company / MoMI
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Jim Henson, David Bowie, and Jennifer Connelly on the set of Labyrinth (1986). Photo by John Brown. © The Jim Henson Company.nCourtesy The Jim Henson Company / MoMI
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Richard Hunt (left), Jim Henson (center), and Frank Oz (right) performing Ernie and Bert, on the set of Sesame Street, 1970s. © 2018, Sesame WorkshopnCourtesy Sesame Workshop/MoMI
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Jim Henson’s sketch for Oscar the Grouch, 1969. © The Jim Henson Company. © 2018, Sesame Workshop.nCourtesy The Jim Henson Company / MoMI
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Ernie and Bert from the television seriesnSesame Street. Photo by John E. Barrett. © 2018, Sesame Workshop.nCourtesy Sesame Workshop / MoMI
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Jim Henson takes flight in his 1965 Oscar-nominated short film Time Piece, a surreal, symbolic and satirical look at the human experience. ©The Jim Henson Company.nCourtesy The Jim Henson Company / MoMI
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Jim Henson on the set of The Cube, a one-hour film that aired in 1969 as part of the NBC Experiment in Television series. © The Jim Henson CompanynCourtesy The Jim Henson Company / MoMI
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Jane and Jim Henson on the set of a Wilkins Coffee commercial in 1960. Photo by Del Ankers. © The Jim Henson Company.nCourtesy The Jim Henson Company / MoMI
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Jim and Jane Henson on the set during the filming of a Wilkins Coffee commercial in 1960. The nine-second commercials were so successful that more than 200 were eventually produced. Photo by Del Ankers, © The Jim Henson CompanynCourtesy The Jim Henson Company / MoMI.
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