"Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters"

The Morgan Library & Museum , Murray Hill Sunday January 6 2013 11:00 - 18:00
Photograph: Princeton University Library
Photograph: Princeton University Library
Photograph: Graham S. Haber
Photograph: Graham S. Haber
Photograph: Graham S. Haber
Photograph: Graham S. Haber
The Morgan’s latest offering sheds considerable light on the creative process of kid-lit maverick Beatrix Potter with an extensive collection of original drawings, first-edition publications and even spinoff merchandise. Childhood sketches, from a scarily accurate spider to adorable scenes of ice-skating bunnies; an eight-page illustrated letter containing the tale of Peter Rabbit, the book that launched her career; a nine-foot-long accordian-style manuscript of A Fierce Bad Rabbit; and two examples of tie-in goodies—a Jemima Puddleduck doll and Peter Rabbit board game—dreamed up by the artist herself, are among the historical fare.
Venue name: The Morgan Library & Museum
Address: 225 Madison Ave
New York

Cross street: at 36th St
Opening hours: Tue–Thu 10:30am–5pm, Fri 10:30am–9pm, Sat 10am–6pm, Sun 11am–6pm
Transport: Subway: 6 to 33rd St
Price: $15; seniors, students and children 12–16 $10; children under 12 free. Fri 7–9pm free