Curious George Saves the Day
The Jewish Museum of New York is now hosting an exhibit: Curious George Saves the Day, interprets this lovable iconic monkey's knack for savior to be symbolic of the actual safeguarding of his creators as they fled war-torn Paris in the 1940's with their first manuscript in their suitcase. This exhibition delves into the life and works of Margret and H.A. Rey, and tells the story of their narrow escape from Nazi-occupied Europe; their belongings being searched at the border, and upon being found with these wonderful children's illustrations being allowed to pass through and eventually arrive in the United States. Featuring close to 80 original drawings and telling a story of escape and encounter through the curious little monkey, this exhibit will likely delight both adults and children. If I were in the greater New York area - I would definitely stop by for a visit. This exhibit is open now through August, check it out!
Here's a little peek at some of those originals: