It’s no surprise that Hamptons homeowner Neil Patrick Harris, a lover of magic and theater, is also a big fan of the Muppets. Harris is helping the Museum of the Moving Image raise money for a new, permanent exhibit called The Jim Henson Exhibition. “Jim Henson’s work has meant so much to so many people, myself included,” Harris says in the Museum’s Kickstarter video for the new project. “His humor and inventiveness have inspired people to find their own creative voices.”
The new exhibit will feature 40 recognizable puppets donated by the Henson family, including Kermit, Elmo, Cookie Monster, the Fraggles, creatures from The Dark Crystal and more. There will also be sketches, rare behind-the-scenes footage, scripts and photos, as well as puppetry design and performance experiences. The Astoria-based Museum of the Moving Image needs $40,000 to become a reality.
Check out the video below, and click here to visit the Kickstarter page and learn more about contributing.