Ever since Peter Rabbit first scampered around Mr. McGregor’s garden and onto the page in 1901, Beatrix Potter’s storybooks have captivated millions of children around the world. But the adventures of Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck, and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, to name a few, are just one part of Beatrix’s enduring legacy.
Born in London in 1866, Helen Beatrix Potter was a town mouse longing to be a country mouse. She was passionate about animals and the natural world. Although this sparked her career as a world-famous author and illustrator, it also led her to become a farmer, natural scientist, and preservationist. Her determination to create a meaningful life for herself led her to significant achievements in both art and science. This exhibition follows Beatrix’s creative pursuits across illustration, scientific observation, narrative building, and preservation. Discover the boundless creativity, imagination, and curiosity of the woman behind the famous tales.
All works of art are by Beatrix Potter (English, 1866–1943), unless otherwise noted.
This exhibition is presented in conjunction with the Alliance Theatre’s world-premiere musical Into the Burrow: A Peter Rabbit™ Tale, a delightful family production on the Hertz Stage, October 14–December 23, 2023.