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Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

In The Gallery

Inspired! Jim Henson at Maryland
The exhibit provides a window into the profound impact Henson’s experiences on campus, both in the classroom and in his extra-curricular activities, had on his creative and professional development, laying the foundation for a remarkable career that included the creation of the Muppets and beyond. Featured are 25 pieces of original art created by Jim Henson (1936-1990), theatrical programs and ephemera, photographs, and an interactive digital archive of Henson’s sketchbooks, student projects, and press clippings from The Jim Henson Company Archives, Special Collections in Performing Arts, and UMD's University Archives. Video clips from the 1950s and 1960s demonstrate the breadth of Henson’s genius, already evident in his early work on local Washington television. Open through May 26, 2020.

For more on the exhibition, please visit In the Gallery at the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library.

(Image provided courtesy of The Jim Henson Company Archives.)