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Friday, October 23, 2015

'Worlds of Puppetry Museum' Grand Opening Info

Visit the Center for Puppetry Arts, located in Midtown Atlanta at the corner of Spring and 18th Street, as they celebrate the grand opening of their new 'Worlds of Puppetry Museum' on Saturday, November 14th from 11am to 6pm, with some special guests and festivities. Featuring puppets from around the world AND the world’s most comprehensive collection of the work of Jim Henson, see all the iconic characters on display including: Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Oscar the Grouch, Bert and Ernie, and many more! 

Two types of tickets are on offer that both include access to special celebrity guests activities, walk-around puppets, and food trucks.

Timed-Entry Museum tickets include: Museum Entry: 11am - 6pm (every 30 minutes – click here for times) 

All-Inclusive tickets include: Create-A-Puppet Workshop: 11am - 6pm (design changes at 4pm) Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: 12pm & 2pm Museum Entry: included after the show Refreshments: Beer/wine bar: 4pm - 6pm Food trucks: until 6pm (serving breakfast AND lunch) Hail Caesar: Salads and wraps Spiedie Zone: Chicken on skewers, wraps, or rolls  

Transforming the Center for Puppetry Arts 

In 1978, Kermit the Frog and Jim Henson cut the ribbon to open the Center for Puppetry Arts. Since then, the Center has inspired generations of children and adults through our performances, educational workshops, and exhibitions. Now, this expansion will bring the Center’s world-renowned collection and the largest collection of Henson’s art to a wider audience, and will continue to make the Center a one-of-a-kind experience within the world of puppetry.

The Jim Henson Collection 

 In 2007, Jim Henson’s family announced a momentous gift of puppets and props to the Center for Puppetry Arts. We are thrilled that approximately half of our expanded museum space is dedicated to the Jim Henson Collection. This interactive exhibition follows Henson’s prolific imagination chronologically, transporting visitors through environments that typified the master puppeteer’s world such as Jim’s Office and the Television Studio. In addition to learning how Henson’s characters came to life and are still performed, visitors will be able to view iconic puppets such as Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.

The Global Collection 

The Global Collection celebrates puppetry traditions in major cultures from around the world. Highlighting the history of puppetry in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas, this Collection also demonstrates the use of the art form as a teaching and communication tool. Organized by continent, artifacts will be displayed with rich, contextual backdrops and hands-on interactives that encourage patrons to immerse themselves in puppetry traditions from around the world.

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