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New Mo Willems Exhibit Opening at Brooklyn Children's Museum

Inspired by the work of bestselling author Mo Willems, the exhibition teaches visitors about the concept of opposites through hands-on activities.
Opposites Abstract at Brooklyn Children's Museum.

The Brooklyn Children's Museum is set to unveil a new interactive exhibition this upcoming weekend.

Titled "Opposites Abstract: A Mo Willems Exhibit," the art exhibition features imagery from author Mo Willems’ bestselling children’s book of the same name.

Inspired by Willems’ words and images, the exhibit takes visitors of all ages on a journey to learn about the concept of opposites through hands-on experiences, art-making, and various performances. 

Among the engaging activities visitors can expect to participate in include cooperative drawing, creating abstract art from translucent shapes, tinkering around with music and speed, making artwork inspired by opposites, and more.

Opposites Abstract has been a great journey for me to think about ideas in different ways. And my goal with 'Opposites Abstract' is for you to go out and find your own opposites and create them yourself to ask these questions,” said Willems. “Maybe the oldest member of your family and the youngest member of your family can create their own opposites and see how their art styles mix and are different.”

Opposites Attract was originally created by Children's Museum of Pittsburgh in partnership with Mo Willems Studio.

The exhibit’s opening at Brooklyn Children’s Museum marks the first time it will be on view to the public outside of its home in Pittsburgh.

"We are thrilled to be debuting 'Opposites Abstract: A Mo Willems Exhibit' to the NYC area,” said Atiba T. Edwards, acting president and CEO of Brooklyn Children’s Museum. “At the heart of this exhibit lies the transformative power of embracing contrasts. We invite visitors to not only explore the intriguing duality of opposites but also to harness their own creativity to pose questions and ultimately craft their unique artistic narratives.”

Following its opening on Nov. 18, 'Opposites Attract' will be on display through May 2024. The limited-time exhibition is free to check out with the purchase of a Brooklyn Children's Museum ticket.

For more information about Brooklyn Children's Museum and its slate of exhibitions and programming, visit


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