ExhibitionsBeatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature
Future Exhibition

Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature

October 13, 2023 – January 7, 2024

Beatrix Potter's "Mrs. Rabbit pouring out the tea for Peter while her children look on"

Beatrix Potter (British, 1866–1943), Mrs. Rabbit pouring out the tea for Peter Rabbit while her children look on, 1907, watercolor and pen and ink over pencil on paper, Victoria and Albert Museum, Linder Bequest BP.468. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London, courtesy of Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd.

This playful, interactive exhibition invites visitors of all ages to rediscover one of the most renowned authors of children’s fiction in the twentieth century, exploring the places and animals that inspired Beatrix Potter’s beloved stories including The Tale of Peter Rabbit™, The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, and The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin. Through more than one hundred twenty-five personal objects—including sketches, watercolors, rarely seen letters, coded diaries, commercial merchandise, paintings, and experimental books—the exhibition will also examine Potter’s life as a strong-minded and imaginative businesswoman, natural scientist, farmer, and preservationist, a legacy that extends to the present.

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.

This exhibition is organized by

A V&A exhibition – Touring the World

Premier Exhibition Series Sponsor 

Premier Exhibition Series Supporters

ACT Foundation, Inc.
William N. Banks, Jr.
Cousins Foundation
Burton M. Gold
Sarah and Jim Kennedy 

Benefactor Exhibition Series Supporters 

Robin and Hilton Howell  

Ambassador Exhibition Series Supporters

Mrs. Fay S. Howell/The Howell Fund
Karen and Jeb Hughes/Corporate Environments
Loomis Charitable Foundation
The Fred and Rita Richman Fund
Louise Sams and Jerome Grilhot
Mrs. Harriet H. Warren
Elizabeth and Chris Willett 

Contributing Exhibition Series Supporters 

Farideh and Al Azadi 
Sandra and Dan Baldwin
Mr. Joseph H. Boland, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Robin E. Delmer
Peggy Foreman
Mr. and Mrs. Baxter Jones
Joel Knox and Joan Marmo 
Margot and Danny McCaul 
Wade A. Rakes II and Nicholas Miller
USI Insurance Services 

Generous support is also provided by  

Alfred and Adele Davis Exhibition Endowment Fund , Anne Cox Chambers Exhibition Fund , Barbara Stewart Exhibition Fund, Dorothy Smith Hopkins Exhibition Endowment Fund, Eleanor McDonald Storza Exhibition Endowment Fund, The Fay and Barrett Howell Exhibition Fund, Forward Arts Foundation Exhibition Endowment Fund, Helen S. Lanier Endowment Fund, John H. and Wilhelmina D. Harland Exhibition Endowment Fund, Katherine Murphy Riley Special Exhibition Endowment Fund, Margaretta Taylor Exhibition Fund, RJR Nabisco Exhibition Endowment Fund