Experience a World of Myth and Magic at This Special Exhibit
Come have fun as the Center for Puppetry Arts debuts The Dark Crystal: World of Myth and Magic by Jim Henson, a brand-new special exhibition in the Worlds of Puppetry Museum, opening August 31st. On display in the Dean DuBose Smith Special Exhibits Gallery, it will explore how Jim Henson, Brian Froud, Frank Oz and others created The Dark Crystal's mythical world of Thra and will take a look at the film's impact and legacy over the years.
Guests exploring Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: World of Myth and Magic will see firsthand the detail and artistry that went into creating the film. The puppets were created at the original Jim Henson's Creature Shop in London, using groundbreaking new materials and techniques that continued to be used in film throughout the '80s and '90s.
With more than 50 items on display, the special exhibit will include several prototypes and early versions of iconic characters, as well as actual puppets used in the film. Visitors can expect to see many fan-favorite characters as well as behind-the-scenes photos from film production and Froud's original concept art.
The exhibit will conclude with a look at the legacy of "The Dark Crystal," including its modern-day fandom and fan stories, its influence on Jim Henson's subsequent film Labyrinth, the upcoming Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and more. Don’t miss your chance to get an inside look at this captivating exhibit on Sunday!
If you feel like escaping 1105 Town Brookhaven Apartments in Atlanta, Georgia for the day, this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that!
Sunday, September 16, 2018—1:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
Center for Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring Street Northwest
Atlanta, Georgia 30309