Tour “Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature” at the Morgan Library

Tour "Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature" at the Morgan Library

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Immerse yourself in the whimsical world of author and illustrator Beatrix Potter on an educator-led tour of The Morgan Library & Museum’s special exhibit, Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature!

  • Explore a biographical overview of one of the 20th century’s most celebrated children’s book authors, told through the lens of her relationship with the natural world
  • Go on a deep dive into the inspiration for some of Beatrix Potter’s most beloved characters
  • See ephemera and artworks from Potter’s childhood
  • Learn about Potter’s late career as an ardent conservationist in Scotland’s Lake District

About the event:

Creator of unforgettable animal characters like Peter Rabbit, Jeremy Fisher, and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, the beloved children’s book author and illustrator Beatrix Potter (1866–1943) rooted her fiction in the natural world. Childhood summers spent in Scotland and the Lake District nourished Potter’s love of nature, while her famous menagerie of pets inspired her picture letters and published tales. The exhibition brings together artwork, books, manuscripts, and artifacts from several institutions in the United Kingdom, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, the National Trust, and the Armitt Museum and Library. Paired with the Morgan’s exceptional collection of her picture letters, this exhibition traces how Potter’s innovative blend of scientific observation and imaginative storytelling shaped some of the world’s most popular children’s books.

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