January 28, 2010

"Hello, Kermit the Frog Here!"

A couple of days ago, Kurt and I decided to take Evy and go to the Mississippi Museum of Art here in town.

Neither of us had been, and we took some time to see the regular part of the museum, featuring art by Mississippians.

It was really interesting, and Evy seemed to enjoy herself. We gave her a bottle mid-way through, and she did great! Here are some scenes from the day:

One of the things I enjoyed seeing right as we walked in the door was a miniature exhibit of famous chairs. Random, I know, but I studied all about them in interior design classes and it was so interesting!
This is a model of an Eames lounge chair. It was designed and released in 1956. When I worked at the psychological office, one of my bosses had an Eames chair and he'd let me sit in it because I was starstruck. I know.

I was really impressed by the well-designed cafe' area, with modern seating and a restaurant by Viking. We had a snack and then looked at the main part of the museum.

The main reason we went to the MMA was to see a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian about Jim Henson:

Here are some scenes from the exhibit. We weren't allowed to take pictures, but these were featured online.

It was bright, fun, and even featured some actual puppets! These two were special to me because my sister and I used to watch the Muppet version of Cinderella called "Hey, Cinderella!"

I instantly recognized the King Muppet:

We met some Fraggles:

And this was big: We also saw the actual Kermit the Frog! It was so neat!

I was pretty starstruck when we saw Ernie and Bert:

Evy was a big fan (and so were we)!

When we got home, I made Evy a birthday banner (here's a peek)....

.....While I listened to old records.

It was a very cultural day, and we had a great time! There are a few more things in Jackson that we want to do before we move. We'll have to plan more days like this--it was so enjoyable :)


Brittany said...

That looks so neat!! I would love to see the Jim Henson exhibit some day! I love the muppets, especially Fraggle Rock. Thanks for posting this!

Kelly@Keeping up with Kelly said...

that looks so much fun!!!!
she os such a cutie!!!

Katie A. said...

Such a neat day! I always forget about places like this when Jarod and I are trying to come up with fun/different dates. We will have to get by there soon to check it out! I also love that you have an old record player (I guess I should have guessed/known, ha!). My Grandfather has an old victrola I'd LOVE to have one day!

Courtney said...

What a fun day. She looks so happy. I can't wait to see what you are going to do for her birthday!

audrey said...

Looks like a fun trip! How neat to get to see the real muppets!

I noticed on your last post you have what appears to be a storage ottoman in front of your couch. Would you mind telling me where you got it? We have been looking for one that size for a long time. We need something to store our little man's toys in - they are taking over our living room!

Mallory said...

I'm starstruck too!!!! I love the muppets! :) Great, fun day with the family.

Carrie said...

You look SO cute in those pictures! That sounds like so much fun! I need to take Aubrey to fun stuff like that -- I think she would enjoy it :)

Catherine Sledge said...

So glad y'all got to visit the art museum--I love that place! Taylor and I had our wedding reception there. It makes me so proud of my state and all of the artistic and literary talent it has produced. I've been meaning to go over there for the Jim Henson exhibit--do you know how long it's in town?

Amanda said...

I always loved going to the Mississippi Museum of Art. You are making me miss Jackson! :(

Olivia said...

I love this picture where she's waiving, she so cute :)

Ria Thurston said...

What a sweet blog :) I am your newest follower... your girl is ADORABLE - sweetest name, Evy!


Bethany said...

That looks like such a neat trip! I can't imagine seeing the Muppets in person, so cool!

Beth said...

I just LOVE the muppets. What a fun day!!
Love your blog.


Heidi said...

I LOVED the Fraggles!!

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