The Jim Henson Exhibition at Museum of the Moving Image

A project in New York, NY by Museum of the Moving Image

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A dynamic exhibition exploring the work of the creative genius behind the Muppets, and his unique contributions to popular culture
Backers: 2072
Average Pledge Per Backer: $70

Funded: $144,230 of $40,000
Dates: Apr 11th -> May 11th (30 days)
Project By: Museum of the Moving Image
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Latest News

The Jim Henson Exhibition Is Opening in July at the Museum of the Moving Image

May 30th - via:
The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens received an overwhelming amount of support in raising funds in a Kickstarter campaign to make the Jim Henson Exhibition (Read More)

Thank you for an incredible campaign!

May 11th - via:
Our Kickstarter campaign for The Jim Henson Exhibition has come to a close. In total, we raised $144,230 pledged by 2,072 generous and enthusiastic backers. We at the Museum of the Moving Image cannot even begin to express the gratitude we feel for... (Read More)

$140,000+ pledged by more than 2,000 backers with 1 day to go!

May 10th - via:
With just 24 hours remaining, our campaign has exceeded $140,000 in pledges and surpassed 2,000 backers. We are blown away by these tremendous milestones and the support we have received. We cannot thank you enough!   (Read More)

48 hours to go as we near 2,000 backers!

May 9th - via:
With just 48 hours left our campaign is approaching 2,000 backers! As a special offer, we have adjusted pricing for some of our rewards, including a Muppet Babies vintage tote, private tour of the Jim Henson Creature Shop, and more!  (Read More)

6 days to go!

May 4th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

$125,000+ pledged!

May 1st - via:
Over the weekend, we were thrilled to see our $125,000 stretch goal being surpassed! Our campaign still has 9 days to go, and there are some exciting rewards available for backers, including character photographs personalized and signed by Karen... (Read More)

Rainbows Connected: Museum of the Moving Image's Jim Henson Kickstarter Campaign Surpasses Stretch Goal

May 1st - via:
Miss Piggy, Grover, Kermit and their Muppet pals will come to life again thanks to over 1,811 (Read More)

New Rewards!

April 27th - via:
We have some exciting new rewards to offer, including sealed boxes of Farscape trading cards, puppet character photos signed by Karen Prell, and lunch for two in Manhattan with Bonnie Erickson, designer of Miss Piggy!  With each pledge made we move... (Read More)

Final Stretch Goal: $125,000 for interactive experiences

April 24th - via:
Once again, the generosity of the community of Jim Henson fans has surpassed our wildest expectations! Thanks to all of you who helped us reach our stretch goal of $100,000 to support the conservation of puppets in the Museum’s Jim Henson... (Read More)

$100,000+ pledged!

April 21st - via:
We always knew Jim Henson fans were the best. Our Kickstarter campaign just surpassed $100,000 (with 19 days to go). Thank you for all your support!   Please continue to spread the word—we'll announce another stretch goal early next week.  (Read More)

Live Curator Q&A today

April 20th - via:
Our live curator Q&A is today at 1 pm EST! Be sure to join us as Barbara Miller, the Museum's Curator of the Collection and Exhibitions, answers your questions about The Jim Henson Exhibition.  (Read More)

Live Curator Q&A!

April 18th - via:
We are hosting a Live Curator Q&A with the Museum’s Curator of the Collection and Exhibitions, Barbara Miller, to answer questions about The Jim Henson Exhibition from our backers and Henson fans, alike. Have a question? Subscribe here and... (Read More)

Shhh...backers-only update!

April 17th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

We’ve raised $75,000!

April 14th - via:
We are only $25,000 away from our stretch goal to conserve even more puppets in the Museum’s Jim Henson Collection! And, we recently surpassed 1,000 backers! Today is a day filled with milestones.       “Who said that wishes would be heard and... (Read More)

New Rewards!!

April 14th - via:
We have three amazing new rewards to share with you! ONE Henson’s mega-fan collector’s bundle, which features a Jim Henson Special Edition Action Figure from Palisades Toys ‒ signed by Bonnie Erickson, designer/builder of the Jim Henson puppet... (Read More)

Update: Museum of the Moving Image

April 14th - via:
Just a couple days after launching a Kickstarter for its Jim Henson exhibit project, New York's Museum of Moving Image has successfully secured its initial $40,000 funding target (Read More)

Stretch Goal: $100,000 to restore more puppets!

April 13th - via:
We are so grateful for the outpouring of support from the community of Jim Henson fans! Your generosity has enabled us to meet our goal of $40,000 to preserve and install the puppets in The Jim Henson Exhibition in just two days! We hope you will... (Read More)

500 Backers in First 24 Hours!

April 12th - via:
We are forever grateful to all of our backers for the overwhelming support we've received within the first 24 hours of our campaign! We've made great strides in our efforts to bring The Jim Henson Exhibition to life in New York. Beyond your role as a... (Read More)

Neil Patrick Harris Promotes Kickstarter Campaign For Muppet Museum

April 12th - via:
[Video] - If you love The Muppets, you may want to pitch in on this Kickstarter campaign to help bring a Muppet Exhibition to the Museum of the Moving Image. (Read More)

Kickstarter campaign seeks to make Jim Henson exhibition a reality in Queens

April 11th - via:
The Museum of the Moving Image wants to open a permanent exhibit dedicated to Jim Henson and his artistic legacy. (Read More)

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