A Winnie the Pooh Exhibition is Coming To Atlanta

Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic/Egmont UK Ltd
Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic/Egmont UK Ltd

A unique exhibition celebrating the 92-year history and enduring appeal of Winnie the Pooh, “the world’s most famous bear,” is making its way to Georgia. On June 3, 2018, Atlanta's High Museum of Art will open “Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic,” a new exhibit that has been curated by London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

As Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) reports, the 200-plus items on display will include original Winnie the Pooh illustrations from the 1920s, as well as photographs, memorabilia, first-edition books, handwritten correspondence between author A.A. Milne and illustrator E.H. Shepard, and a 1929 recording of Milne reading aloud.

The first Winnie the Pooh character portraits drawn by Shepard will be on view, as will replicas of the stuffed animals—belonging to Milne’s son, Christopher—that inspired the story’s characters. There will even be Winnie the Pooh sake cups made for the Walt Disney Corporation and a Pooh LEGO set.

Winnie the Pooh sake cups

Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic/Victoria and Albert Museum, London

A. A. Milne with his son, Christopher Robin
A. A. Milne with his son, Christopher Robin

Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic/Howard Coster, National Portrait Gallery, London.

“This exhibition brings together the most important objects in Pooh history to reveal why the lovable bear and his friends remain so compelling today," Virginia Sweeney, co-presenting curator for the exhibition, told GPB.

“Winnie-the-Pooh” isn't the first time the High Museum has paid tribute to a popular children’s book author or artist. The works of Ashley Bryan (Freedom Over Me), Eric Carle (The Very Hungry Caterpillar), Mo Willems (The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?), and Jerry Pinkney (The Lion & the Mouse) have previously been put on display.

Free admission will be granted to visitors on three dates—June 10, July 8, and August 12—and special programming will be arranged on those days. Running in conjunction with the exhibit, Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre will host showings of Winnie-the-Pooh, a musical based on Milne's stories, from June 7 to July 8.

[h/t Georgia Public Broadcasting]

Blue Apron’s Memorial Day Sale Will Save You $60 On Your First Three Boxes

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Scott Eisen/Getty Images

If you’ve gone through all the recipes you had bookmarked on your phone and are now on a first-name basis with the folks at the local pizzeria, it might be time to introduce a new wrinkle into your weekly dinner menu. But instead of buying loads of groceries and cookbooks to make your own meal, you can just subscribe to a service like Blue Apron, which will deliver all the ingredients and instructions you need for a unique dinner.

And if you start your subscription before May 26, you can save $20 on each of your first three weekly boxes from the company. That means that whatever plan you choose—two or four meals a week, vegetarian or the Signature plan—you’ll save $60 in total.

With the company’s Signature plan, you’ll get your choice of meat, fish, and Beyond foods, along with options for diabetes-friendly and Weight Watchers-approved dishes. The vegetarian plan loses the meat, but still allows you to choose from a variety of dishes like General Tso's tofu and black bean flautas.

To get your $60 off, head to the Blue Apron website and click “Redeem Offer” at the top of the page to sign up.

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Watch: This Crashing Wave Art Installation in South Korea Brings Seaside Tranquility to a Busy City

These waves won't unexpectedly soak your beach towel when the tide comes in.
These waves won't unexpectedly soak your beach towel when the tide comes in.
d'strict, YouTube

Since residents of Seoul, South Korea, can’t exactly enjoy the sight of ocean waves breaking on the shore during their lunch hour, a design house is bringing them the next best thing: An enormous screen that plays realistic waves on a loop in the middle of the city.

Travel + Leisure reports that the installation, titled WAVE, is an anamorphic illusion, a distorted image that the viewer must observe from a specific angle for it to appear multi-dimensional. It’s on display in K-Pop Square at the Coex Convention and Exhibition Center in the district of Gangnam, but you don’t have to book an international flight to check it out—the creator, a design company called d’strict, shared a mesmerizing video of the work on YouTube.

Over about two months, developers molded two LED displays together to create a screen approximately 262 feet by 65 feet, with a resolution of 7840 pixels by 1952 pixels—almost twice the resolution of ultra-high-definition. In other words, the waves on this screen look more convincing than footage of the actual ocean would on your state-of-the-art living room TV.

For 18 hours a day, locals can watch icy blue swells slosh against the sides of the virtual tank, complete with the tranquil sounds of crashing waves (though they’ll have to rely on their imaginations to catch a whiff of salty sea spray).

Looking for other immersive displays? Dive into 15 awe-inspiring virtual tours here.

[h/t Travel + Leisure]