Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring A Classic

This multi-sensory and playful exhibition explores the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh – one of the most adored fictional characters of all time.

Through around 230 works from 1920 to the present day, including sketches, proofs, letters, photographs, cartoons, ceramics and fashion, this exhibition reveals the factors contributing to the enduring success and popularity of Winnie-the-Pooh.

Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic will reveal the real people, relationships and inspirations behind the charismatic bear, star of the most popular children’s books of all time, and a world representing friendship, simple joys and the curious yet gentle nature of a child’s imagination. Visitors will be taken on a journey exploring the thrilling interplay between text and illustration, shedding new light on the creative collaboration between Milne and Shepard. The exhibition will explore Milne’s storytelling including his wonderful and humorous use of language. It will also look at how Shepard produced enduring illustrations, combining expressive line with white space and an understated humour matching that of Milne. Visiting children will be encouraged to explore their own creativity through art and word play.

Duration 09 December 2017 - 08 April 2018
Times Daily: 10.00 – 17.30 Friday until 21.30 (last ticketed entry 20.00)
Cost £8 concessions apply Free for members
Venue Victoria and Albert Museum
Address Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL
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