The World of Jan Brett Exhibit in Final Weeks at Museum

Aves Wildlife Alliance presents a live education program on Saturday, April 29

The Oshkosh Public Museum’s current exhibit, The World of Jan Brett, is in its final few weeks and will close on Sunday, May 14. The closing weeks of the exhibit offer plenty of fun activities and special programs to entertain the whole family.

The World of Jan Brett features original artwork that brings to life the stories of the admired children’s author/illustrator. More than 70 original paintings take visitors on a journey around the world to learn about the places and cultures that inspire Jan Brett.

Discover some of the bird friends featured in Jan Brett’s story The Animals’ Santa with a live education program by the Aves Wildlife Alliance on Saturday, April 29, starting at 11 a.m. Raptors are a highly specialized group of birds that are beautiful to watch and play a critical role in helping maintain their environments. Learn about how raptors work for us and what makes them different from your usual backyard birds. Enjoy an opportunity to see some of our Wisconsin raptors up close and in living color.

Jan Brett will be at the Oshkosh Public Museum from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, to sign copies of her books. Bring in your own favorite Jan Brett book, plus several of her books and exclusive Jan Brett merchandise is available for purchase at the Museum Store. The first 100 families will receive a free Jan Brett poster. This event is included with general Museum admission.

So, head down to the Oshkosh Public Museum for family entertainment, kid-friendly programming and great fun! Regular hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The World of Jan Brett exhibit, on view until May 14, is a traveling exhibition organized by the Oshkosh Public Museum, 1331 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in partnership with Jan Brett. The exhibit’s display is part of a nationwide tour. For more information about the Museum’s exciting events and exhibits, visit oshkoshmuseum.org, call 920.236.5799 or email museum@ci.oshkosh.wi.us.

About Jan Brett

Jan Brett has more than 35 million books in print and has been one of America’s most beloved children’s author/illustrators for over 30 years. Her books regularly occupy the #1 slot on the New York Times best-seller list. Her illustrations are adored for their classic beauty and vibrant life-like images of animals, landscapes and flourishes from cultures around the world. From cave paintings to Norwegian sleighs to Japanese gardens, she studies the traditions of the many countries that she visits and uses them as a starting point for her children’s books. For more information about Jan Brett, please visit www.janbrett.com.

About the Oshkosh Public Museum:

The Oshkosh Public Museum is a non-profit regional history museum, an amazing resource for research and discovery of Oshkosh and the Lake Winnebago region, entrusted with the care of more than 300,000 collections and historical documents representing the history, culture and heritage of the region. The Museum is nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places. The Museum is operated for the public good in part through City of Oshkosh tax levy funding, but a significant portion of annual funding must be raised through donations and fees, including admissions and membership support. Housed in the historic Sawyer home since 1924, the Museum brings history to life through quality exhibitions, special programs and publications, and engaging guests in ways that inspire discovery.

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