The High will be the premiere U.S. venue for this playful exhibition celebrating the magical world of one of the most adored literary characters of all time.
Featuring more than 200 works spanning over 90 years of Pooh history, the exhibition will explore the origins, creation and enduring legacy of the classic stories by A.A. Milne (1882–1956) and illustrations by E.H. Shepard (1879–1976) that have captured the hearts of generations of readers.
“Exploring a Classic” will reveal the real people, relationships and inspirations behind Winnie-the-Pooh and explore the interplay between text and illustration in the Pooh books, offering new insight into Milne and Shepard’s creative collaboration. Objects on view will include original illustrations, manuscripts and proofs along with early editions, letters, photographs, cartoons, ceramics and fashion.
This exhibition is the latest in a series presented by the High that celebrates the work of children’s book authors and illustrators.