23 February 2024 - 9 June 2024 | Event, Public Event

Beatrix Potter Drawn to Nature exhibition at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York

Venue: Morgan Library and Museum, 225 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Beatrix Potter Drawn to Nature  is a magical, family-friendly exhibition and celebrates the creative and ecological achievements of the beloved English author and illustrator Beatrix Potter (1866–1943). In The Tale of Peter Rabbit, first published in London in 1902, and twenty-two other children’s books, Potter imagined an enchanting world of animals and gardens. Through clothing, diaries, letters, photographs, sketches, watercolors, and other materials, this exhibition explores how Beatrix Potter developed her stories and characters.

Beatrix Potter’s love of nature

It also reveals that Beatrix Potter’s books were just one manifestation of her love of nature—she engaged in scientific studies, farming, and land conservation as well. Drawn to Nature shows all these facets of Beatrix Potter’s remarkable life and legacy in vibrant detail.

More information: https://www.themorgan.org/exhibitions/drawn-to-nature

Image: Beatrix Potter. Mrs. Rabbit pouring out the tea for Peter while her children look on, 1902–7. Linder Bequest, BP.468. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Courtesy of Frederick Warne & Co Ltd

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