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Muppets on Parade: Sesame Street at 50 with Louis Henry Mitchell
Tuesday, July 16,
4:30 p.m. Lemonade on the Terrace;
5:00 p.m. Talk/Performance in the Main Gallery.

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Enjoy a special evening with Louis Henry Mitchell, Creative Director of Character Design at Sesame Workshop. He’ll offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse of one of the most beloved children’s programs of all time, and explore the elements of character design that bring Sesame Street’s Muppets to life. Louis began working at Sesame Street in 1992 and he has provided creative direction in many ways, from directing photo shoots to designing storyboards, characters, and even the Big Bird balloon for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. He is the designer of Julia, Sesame Street’s new Autistic character, and personally directed the building of this important new addition.

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Art, Love, and Identity: A 50th Anniversary Summer Lecture/Performance Series
Tuesdays, July 9 – August 20 
4:30 p.m. Lemonade on the Terrace; 5:00 p.m. Talk/Performance in the Main Gallery.

Join us for an uplifting program series, which explores creativity, productivity, and identity inspired by the three 50th Anniversary exhibitions. Explore the autobiographical elements in Rockwell’s art; learn about the mutually supportive connection between Rockwell and renowned psychotherapist Erik Erikson, and reflect on the defining images from 1969, which both shaped and reflected a period of profound cultural transformation. This series examines, from multiple perspectives, the ways in which art, human relationships, and culture are fundamental to growth, resilience, and creating meaning. $25, $15 members, or apply program pass. Preregister online or via email register@nrm.org