Little Red Riding Hood. The Big Bad Wolf. Grandmama in the closet. For 200 years, the Brothers Grimm have been responsible for creating many of the most enduring memories of childhood.
Today, the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House presents “Once Upon a Time: Grimmly Inspired,” an exhibition and series of special events that celebrate the stories and characters of the Brothers Grimm.
Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Brothers Grimm’s first published story collection, Children’s and Household Tales, is an adventure of magic spells, witches, wolves, princesses and heroes as the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House and visitors explore some of the world’s most famous tales.
At the centerpiece of the celebration is Once Upon a Time: Grimmly Inspired, an exhibit featuring original works of art created by local professional artists and emerging student artists. Their fantastical interpretation of select Grimm stories will be displayed in an area transformed into multi-sensory spaces: an enchanted forest, a candy house and outside the castle walls. You will literally walk into the story!
Special events and activities include Fairy Tale Quests; Artfully Inspired: Using Grimm Stories; Pewabic Tile Making; Fairy House and Terrarium Workshop; Grimm’s Fairy Tales: The Real Story; The Pied Piper: Franco-American Versions of a German Legend; and the Fairy House and Terrarium Workshop. Young visitors are invited to express their fantastical creativity by making a craft to take home on Saturdays throughout the run of the exhibit.
The activities run thrugh Nov. 4, 2012 at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, 48236. Phone: (313) 884-4222.
Admittance to Once Upon at Time: Grimmly Inspired is included with regular admission and is free to members. Click here for complete schedule and more details online.