Paddington Comes to America

April 14 - October 7, 2018
East Gallery

The Carle is proud to be the first American museum to feature the beloved bear Paddington. From 32 Windsor Gardens in London, Paddington brought with him stories of humor, compassion, and marmalade. The exhibition commemorates the 60th anniversary of the first book by Michael Bond, A Bear Called Paddington. Fifteen novels, numerous publishing formats, two television series and two successful movies have ensured the loveable bear’s enduring popularity. Original art by Paddington’s various illustrators—Peggy Fortnum, Fred Banbery, Ivor Wood, David McKee, Barry Macey, and R.W. Alley—provided comparisons of the iconic bear over time. 

This exhibition was generously supported by HarperCollins Children’s Books, global publisher of the Paddington Bear books since 1958 and YOTTOY Productions, long term toy partner of Paddington in the US since 2005.