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A Celebration of Richard Hunt: Panel and Book Signing

Sunday, Jul 14, 2024 at 1:00 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

Muppet performer Richard Hunt brought many beloved characters to life, including Scooter, Janice, Statler, Beaker, Sweetums, Gladys the Cow, Don Music, Sully, Junior Gorg, and countless others. In the 2024 book Funny Boy: The Richard Hunt Biography, author Jessica Max Stein explores Richard on and off the screen, bringing us closer to the man Jim Henson called “the most sensational perpetual teenager in the world.” Join us for a special panel as we look back on Hunt’s life and work, featuring Stein, plus Sesame Street performer Pam Arciero; Jan Nelson, wife of Muppet performer Jerry Nelson; and Debi Spinney, wife of the performer who originated Big Bird and Oscar, Caroll Spinney. Moderated by Craig Shemin, President of the Jim Henson Legacy. 

The panel will be immediately followed by a book signing. Books will be available for purchase at the Museum Shop. 

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). There is a $1.50 transaction fee per ticket for all online purchases. The cost of admission may be applied toward a same-day purchase of a membership. 

Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. 

Photo credit: Victor DiNapoli