A Visit to the High Museum in Atlanta – Exploring the World of Winnie-the-Pooh

  • August 19, 2018
High Museum of Art - Winnie-the-Pooh Exploring a Classic

Last week, my parents and I had the awesome opportunity to visit the High Museum in Atlanta, Georgia for the first time.

It’s nestled in the heart of Midtown, next to an impressively massive old church. The reason I’d heard of the High Museum was through a friend’s IG story. More specifically, I was drawn to the museum because I saw something I simply could not miss nor resist: a Winnie-the-Pooh exhibit!

I’m a huge fan of Disney, art and anything whimsical. As you can probably imagine, this exhibit was a MUST-SEE on my list. 

High Museum of Art - Winnie-the-Pooh Exploring a Classic

High Museum of Art - Winnie-the-Pooh Exploring a Classic

Obviously dad was SUPER excited to get into the museum and admire the art!

High Museum of Art - Winnie-the-Pooh Exploring a Classic

The whole premise of the exhibit was not only to experience the fanciful stories and artwork, but to also give some background about the creative hands behind them. A. A. Milne and E.H. Shepard worked together to create such a timeless and wonderfully brilliant classic that all generations can savor and enjoy. E.H. Shepard, I learned was the main illustrator of Milne’s stories about a curious and imaginative little boy, and his stuffed bear. Who we all know–and love–as Winnie-the-Pooh. What I loved about the museum, of course, were the little illustrations that covered the walls and the whimsical details such as the hanging umbrellas, cut-out trees–and look at the sweet cut-out bridge and projected river. 

High Museum of Art - Winnie-the-Pooh Exploring a Classic

High Museum of Art - Winnie-the-Pooh Exploring a Classic

High Museum of Art - Winnie-the-Pooh Exploring a Classic

High Museum of Art - Winnie-the-Pooh Exploring a Classic

High Museum of Art - Winnie-the-Pooh Exploring a Classic

These replicas of the original artwork were displayed all around the exhibit walls. It was so cool to read about the inspiration behind the illustrations and their stories that accompanied them. 

High Museum of Art - Winnie-the-Pooh Exploring a Classic

High Museum of Art - Winnie-the-Pooh Exploring a Classic

High Museum of Art - Winnie-the-Pooh Exploring a Classic

I loved all the little details! Look how cute those mobiles are. Anyone else want to figure out a way to DIY them for their living room?

High Museum of Art - Winnie-the-Pooh Exploring a Classic

High Museum of Art - Winnie-the-Pooh Exploring a Classic

These pictures are from the section of the exhibit dedicated to Christoper Robin and his cuddly woodland friends. How sweet are these little guys? I also loved that they had plenty of original books retelling the adventures of Christopher Robin and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. 

High Museum of Art - Winnie-the-Pooh Exploring a Classic

High Museum of Art - Winnie-the-Pooh Exploring a Classic

Winnie-the-Pooh’s mailbox was filled with little drawings and notes from museum visitors.

High Museum of Art - Winnie-the-Pooh Exploring a Classic

I couldn’t leave without leaving a note and drawing for Pooh bear, myself.

These sweet little touches really made for a magical, wonder-filled trip to the High Museum. If you are a Winnie-the-Pooh fan (who am I kidding, of course you are), I HIGHLY recommend seeing the Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic exhibit before it leaves the museum on September 2nd. 

Won’t make it out to see the exhibit this time around?

Fret not, my artsy friends! The High Museum has a large selection of artwork for everyone to enjoy and it is constantly rotating new exhibits. In the main exhibition area (pictured below), you can see a wide array of artwork from artists all over the world. You can be sure that you’ll find something to tickle your fancy at the High Museum in Atlanta. 

High Museum of Art - Things to Do in Atlanta

High Museum of Art - Things to Do in Atlanta

High Museum of Art - Things to Do in Atlanta

Have you been to the High Museum in Atlanta, Georgia?

What was your favorite part? Let me know in the comments below!

High Museum of Art - Things to Do in Atlanta

The High Museum provided me and my family with two general admission tickets to the museum. I was not otherwise compensated for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. You may view my full disclosure here.
2 Comments
  • Amanda Cross

    Love that you went to the High Museum of Art. We wanted to see the High Museum and check out this exhibit while we were in Atlanta earlier this summer, but it just wasn’t possible with all the other activities we did. I will have to make my way back someday soon to see this place!

    • Leighann

      Leighann

      You definitely should put this place on your list! It’s a great stop if you’re wanting to explore new places in the ATL area and I highly recommend checking it out. Thanks for reading, girl!

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