Ninety years of Winnie-the-Pooh history is just one day! The Winnie-the-Pooh exhibit at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art is a bear-, art-, and literature-lover’s dream!
High Museum of Art
The High Museum of Art in Atlanta is one of the top art museums in the Southeast, with more than 15,000 works of art in its permanent collection. The High’s exhibits flow from inside to outside the museum with interactive installations featured in the museum’s Sifly Piazza every summer. Throughout the year, the museum hosts Free Second Sundays where they offer free admission to the museum’s exhibits on the second Sunday of each month.
This month, and until the fall, the High is going through a process of renovation and reinstallation of its permanent collection, so many of these exhibits are closed, but the special exhibits, like Winnie-the-Pooh and Sonic Playground, are still open.
Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic
Winnie-the-Pooh and friends are waiting for you to visit them at the High. You’ll be transported to the Hundred Acre Wood to explore how illustrator E.H. Shepherd brought A.A. Milne’s characters to life by capturing Milne’s humorous wordplay and the animals’ unique characteristics in his drawings. Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic was organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The exhibit explores the 90-year history and legacy of Pooh, Piglet, Christopher Robin, and friends through Shepherd’s original sketches, photographs of Milne and Christopher Robin, Pooh memorabilia, and family letters.
Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic is exhibited at the High Museum through September 2, 2018.
Out on Sifly Piazza, it looks like Dr. Seuss and the residents of Whoville have made a visit to the museum. Artist Yuri Suzuki’s large, brightly colored sculptures dot the piazza with their twisting pipes and oversized horns, and you can play with every single one of them. Sonic Playground explores how acoustics are transported from one end of the sculpture to another and the effect this has on how we experience sound.
Sonic Playground is exhibited at the High Museum through October 7, 2018.
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