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Creator of the Muppets Jim Henson poses in his 69th Street office in New York City on Dec. 30, 1985. (AP Photo/Burnett)

An exhibit is celebrating Jim Henson's 'transformative impact' on pop culture


Updated September 18, 2017 02:19 PM EDT

Here's a look at "The Jim Henson Exhibition" at Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture.

An exhibit at Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture is celebrating the work of "The Muppet Show" creator Jim Henson and his "transformative impact on popular culture."

"The Jim Henson Exhibition" explores how the late Henson -- a renowned puppeteer, artist, cartoonist, inventor, screenwriter and filmmaker -- and his team brought not only the Muppets to life, but also the much beloved characters of "Sesame Street," "Fraggle Rock," "The Dark Crystal," "The Labrynth" and other shows. He is credited with creating Kermit the Frog and Ernie, among others.

The exhibition features artifacts from Henson's career, including puppets, storyboards, costumes, clips and behind-the-scenes footage. Interactive experiences allow visitors to design puppets and try puppeteering.

Henson's death at age 53 in 1990 sent shockwaves through Hollywood, and he was posthumously inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1991.

"I believe in taking a positive attitude toward the world, toward people, and toward my work," Henson once said. "I think I'm here for a purpose. I think it's likely that we all are, but I'm only sure about myself."

The Museum of Pop Culture, also known as MoPOP, celebrates contemporary pop culture. Founded in 2000 by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, it features exhibits, interactive activity stations and educational resources.

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