Line block print, hand colored by E.H. Shepard, 1970 © Egmont UK Ltd, reproduced with permission from the Shepard Trust

“Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic” is at the High Museum of Art in Midtown now through Sept. 2.

This exhibition, organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, explores the history and legacy of Pooh through original sketches, photographs, memorabilia, and letters. The exhibition also includes interactive elements that bring illustrator E.H. Shepard’s illustrations for the A.A. Milne stories to life.

Milne and Shepard began their collaboration on stories about Pooh and his companions Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit, Tigger, Kanga, and Roo in 1926. Since then, millions of copies of Milne’s books have sold, and the residents of the Hundred Acre Wood have found a home in the collective imagination of readers worldwide.

The High is taking part in its own collaboration with neighbor the Alliance Theatre to present the musical Winnie-the-Pooh through July 8.

And both of the upcoming Second Sunday events on July 8 and Aug. 12 will have Pooh-related events and activities for kids.

To find our more about the exhibition and related events, visit

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.