“Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature”
Friday October 13, 2023 10:00 AM EDT
CRITIC’S PICK: Organized by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, this engaging exhibition is part of the High’s continuing series celebrating the art and authors of children’s books. On display are dozens of personal objects — sketches, watercolors, letters, diaries, merchandise, paintings, and publications. Potter’s life and legacy as an entrepreneur, natural scientist, farmer and preservationist is examined in great detail. According to the museum’s press release, Potter’s interest in nature influenced all other aspects of her life, leading to significant achievements in both art and science. The exhibition “connects key elements of her creative practice, from building characters and observing nature to telling stories and conserving the environment.” The nearby Alliance Theatre is concurrently presenting Into The Burrow: A Peter Rabbit Tale, a charming musical adventure written by Mark Valdez and inspired by Potter’s characters. — Kevin C. Madigan
From the venue:
High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree Street, Atlanta 30309.