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Out & About: Curious George Saves the Day
Curious George, the beloved monkey of children’s book lore is famous for his ability to ‘save the day.’ There’s a wonderful exhibition currently on at The Jewish Museum in New York which interprets the role George played in safegarding his own creators. Curious George Saves the Day is a celebration of the remarkable lives and works of Margret and H. A. Rey. The couple fled war torn Paris in 1940 with a few belongings and their precious Curious George manuscript and set off on a journey that would save their lives.
Learn about the Rey’s adventures in Paris, Hamburg, Rio de Janeiro, and New York and view over seventy of the couples original drawings. There’s intriguing documentation related to the Ray’s escape from Nazi-occupied Europe, and a reading room inspired by George’s escapades in Curious George Flies a Kite. Appropriate for adults and children, you won’t want to miss this entertaining and insightful exhibition: a dramatic story of escape and survival of children’s best loved monkey and his friends.
For opening hours and more information visit The Jewish Museum.