Center for Puppetry Arts gives a virtual tour of ‘Dark Crystal’ exhibit

As part of the museum’s online programming, take a look inside the special Jim Henson exhibit

Guide to the Center for Puppetry Arts The Center for Puppetry Arts has shared the magic of puppetry with Atlanta families since 1978. During its first season, the Center offered a puppet exhibition, shows and workshops for the community. The center's the Worlds of Puppetry Museum honors the legacy of Jim Henson, who created the classic puppet Kermit the Frog. The Jim Henson Collection is an interactive exhibition that walks visitors through the iconic locations from Henson's life and shows off his most f

Almost immediately after temporarily shutting its doors amid the coronavirus outbreak, Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry arts began offering a wide variety of digital programming.

Today, museum director Jill Nash Malool gave viewers on Facebook a personal tour of the center’s “Dark Crystal” exhibit.

The special exhibit, “Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: World of Myth and Magic” opened at the museum in 2018. It shows off some of the work of Jim Henson that is less known that his joyful Muppet characters.

In January, the museum extended the exhibit to give folks a chance to see it. It features information about how the “Dark Crystal” film was created, which Malool calls a “passion project for Jim.”

If you missed the digital tour, you can tune in and learn more about the exhibit on the center's Facebook page.

While the museum’s digital programming is being offered for free, the center is asking people to consider donating.

"If you enjoy your FREE program, we ask that you consider supporting the Center for Puppetry Arts with a donation to help us through these difficult times," a post on the center's website reads.