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Peace, Love, and Puppets: Why adults may need the Center for Puppetry Arts more than kids do
Atlanta's Center for Puppetry Arts, which turns 40 this month, is one of the only institutions of its caliber in the world. Meet the devoted staff behind it, who can remind all of us how important it is to stop and play.
Meet the Muppets at the Center for Puppetry Arts
When Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog cut the ribbon in 1978, the former Spring Street Elementary School had only one exhibition and a few shows devoted to puppets. Nearly 40 years later, the Midtown space has grown to be the largest nonprofit puppetry theater in the country.
New Children’s Museum: Worlds of Puppetry
At this new 7,500-square-foot addition to the Center for Puppetry Arts, kids can glimpse beloved Jim Henson characters, hear a story in the Sesame Street reading nook, and get inspired in the creature workshop.
Muppets Take Midtown: 8 favorite attractions at Center for Puppetry Arts’ new museum
On November 14, Kermit returns as part of the center’s 7,500-square-foot Worlds of Puppetry Museum, which includes two permanent galleries: one devoted to 3,000-plus international puppets and another featuring some of the 500 Muppets and props donated by Henson’s family in 2007.
The Muppets are coming! 6 things we learned about the Center for Puppetry Arts expansion
Kermit and friends are coming to the Center for Puppetry Arts this fall. To fit all the frogs and Fraggles, the center is building an expansion set to open on November 14. We took a tour of the grounds this week and learned a few surprising things about the Muppets and the Muppety Man's exhibition.
Center for Puppetry Arts to undergo major expansion
In the Center for Puppetry Arts’ atrium, a coterie of America’s puppetry elite stand in a semicircle, contemplating an acrylic-encased Miss Piggy. The starry-eyed swine sports the feathery boa and sarong she wore in 1996’s Muppet Treasure Island, her curlicue locks blonde as ever. “She’s beautiful,” says Bonnie Erickson, who created Miss Piggy and now directs the Jim Henson Legacy. “She gets better and better.”