Winnie the Pooh: Playing Poohsticks at the MFA

I bought myself a membership at the MFA last year and visiting is my own special kind of therapy. I love my MFA days. The membership comes with passes so I can bring the family once a year and that’s all they usually are interested in. I can also spend a day with friends during special member days.

This time, I went solo. I have a special spot in my heart for Winnie the Pooh.

Isabelle’s nursery theme was a combination of vintage baby ads and postcards and classic Winnie the Pooh (it’s the only version I know). Also Winnie comes from Winnipeg – the Manitoba town where my mother was born and raised so this exhibit has a lot of meaning for me.

The Winnie the Pooh exhibit is a medium sized exhibit that fills two rooms and has just enough interactive spaces that both children and adults will be entertained. I had more fun on the Poohsticks bridge than the children in the room. The art, stories, photographs and maps were fascinating. There were vintage teddy bears that inspired Winnie on display as well as original drawings, notes and sketches.

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