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Beatrix Potter, Illustration from The Tale of Peter Rabbit, 1902 (Frederick Warne Archive © Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd, 2017)

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2022.03.26 - 06.19

120th Anniversary Exhibition:
Happy Birthday! Peter Rabbit™

Overview

The mischievous bunny Peter Rabbit™ remains a beloved figure all over the world. The story began as an illustrated letter that the English author Beatrix Potter™ made to cheer up a young boy who was sick in bed. Modeled on Potter’s own pet rabbit, the book has provided countless readers with pleasant dreams since it was first published in 1902. This exhibition, a celebration of the adorable bunny’s 120th birthday, sheds light on the creation of The Tale of Peter Rabbit as well as the world depicted in the story through a collection of original drawings and other items, some of which have never been shown outside the U.K.

Information

Dates:
Sat., March. 26 to Sun., June. 19, 2022
Closed:
Mondays except May 2
Hours:
10:00AM―6:00PM (last entry: 30 minutes before closing time)
Place:
1st floor galleries

Organized by:
Setagaya Art Museum (Setagaya Arts Foundation), The Asahi Shimbun,
Fuji Television Network, Inc., TOEI COMPANY, LTD.
Supported by:
Setagaya City, Setagaya City Board of Education
With cooperation of:
Japan Airlines Co., Ltd., Sony Creative Products Inc.

Overview

The mischievous bunny Peter Rabbit™ remains a beloved figure all over the world. The story began as an illustrated letter that the English author Beatrix Potter™ made to cheer up a young boy who was sick in bed. Modeled on Potter’s own pet rabbit, the book has provided countless readers with pleasant dreams since it was first published in 1902. This exhibition, a celebration of the adorable bunny’s 120th birthday, sheds light on the creation of The Tale of Peter Rabbit as well as the world depicted in the story through a collection of original drawings and other items, some of which have never been shown outside the U.K.