Silly old bear: Exhibition explores world of Winnie-the-Pooh

Updated 5/31/2018 7:59 AM

ATLANTA -- A new exhibition in Atlanta celebrates Winnie-the-Pooh, giving visitors a peek behind the scenes at the people, relationships and inspirations behind the "silly old bear" and his friends.

"Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic" opens Sunday at the High Museum of Art and runs through Sept. 2. It highlights the intensely collaborative relationship between author A.A. Milne and illustrator E.H. Shepard.


Milne was inspired by his young son's stuffed toys to create stories about a boy named Christopher Robin and his beloved Winnie-the-Pooh. The plush animals come to life on the page just as they do in the imagination of a child, animated by witty prose and playful drawings.

After its run in Atlanta, the exhibition will show at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts from Sept. 22, through Jan. 6.

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