The Pigeon Comes to Atlanta! A Mo Willems Exhibit makes its debut on January 16, 2021 at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Co-organized by Children's Museum of Pittsburgh and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, the exhibition is inspired by the art and characters of the beloved children’s book author and illustrator, Mo Willems.
Many familiar characters will be featured including best friend duo Elephant and Piggie, faithful companion Knuffle Bunny and The Pigeon, the wily city bird best known for his antics in Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Activities will give visitors the opportunity to make art that is inspired by Mo Willems and to learn about the rich social and emotional lives of the author’s characters. The exhibit will also feature prints of illustrations, including sketches and other preliminary materials, by Mo Willems.
In this play-and-learn exhibit, visitors can:
- Have a hilarious conversation in the voices of Elephant Gerald and Piggie at a double-sided phone booth.
- Make Elephant and Piggie dance with old-time animation.
- Put on a wearable bus and take a drive around the exhibit.
- Spin the laundromat washing machine and uncover Knuffle Bunny and other surprises!
- Dress up Naked Mole Rat and send him down the runway for a one-of-a-kind fashion show.
- Stack lightweight blocks to create their own terrible monster or funny friend.
- Launch foam hot dogs at The Pigeon and play the plinko game to give the Duckling a cookie.
- Try out art techniques that Mo uses for his own books.
Locally sponsored by Fulton County Arts Council and City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, The Pigeon Comes to Atlanta! A Mo Willems Exhibit will be on display at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta through May 9, 2021.
Children’s Museum of Atlanta is now open for limited capacity in a two-hour session format. The Museum is following enhanced health and safety measures, including requiring face coverings for all guests over 5-years-old and all staff members; deep cleaning between each session and cleaning of high touchpoints during sessions; and conducing Creativity Café projects in open-air spaces. A full list of health enhancements can be found on the Museum website. More information on reservations and tickets, revised operating hours and the Museum’s online programming guide can be found here.
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