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‘Kermit’ Exhibit Open for MLK Day


Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog

Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog

The Mississippi Museum of Art will be open Monday, Jan. 18, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The museum, normally closed to the public on Mondays, is opening its doors so families may enjoy Jim Henson’s Fantastic World along with ongoing exhibitions like The Mississippi Story and more. The Palette Café by Viking will be open and serving lunch from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Jim Henson’s Fantastic World, a new exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and The Jim Henson Legacy, offers a rare peek into the imagination and creative genius of this multitalented innovator and creator of Kermit the Frog, Big Bird and other beloved characters
Admission Prices – Adults: $12; Senior Adults (60+): $10; Students (6 through College): $6; Children 5 and under: FREE; Mississippi Museum of Art Members: FREE; Mississippi Public Broadcasting Members receive $2 off the price of admission.

This exhibition is sponsored locally by Donna and Jim Barksdale, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, WGBH, The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau, Mississippi Development Authority, JBHM Education Group, The Community Foundation of Greater Jackson, The Mississippi Arts Commission, Bancorp South, Sanderson Farms, Atmos Entergy, Planters Bank, Mitchell Distributing Company, Delta Council, McDonald’s and Regions Bank.

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