Opposites Abstract: A Mo Willems Exhibit is based on Mo's recent all-ages book, Opposites Abstract, published by Hyperion Books for Children. Taking inspiration from the eye-popping, emotive and highly-accessible words and abstract images from the book, this interactive exhibition invites its audience to view and play by exploring the complicated yet simple concept of opposites though hands-on experiences, art making activities, and artist-led performances. Geared to both children and former children of all ages, the exhibition will inspire every visitor to create and respond to art in their own unique ways.

The Pigeon Comes to *Your City Here* :
A Mo Willems Exhibit

Visitors are invited into the imagination, whimsy, and humor of Mo Willems. Many familiar characters will be featured, including best friend duo Elephant and Piggie, faithful companion Knuffle Bunny, and The Pigeon, the wily city bird best known for his antics in Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Activities will give children the opportunity to make art that is inspired by Mo and to learn about the rich social and emotional lives of the author’s characters.

Beethoven Symphonies: Mo Willems

Inspired by the genius of Ludwig van Beethoven, inaugural Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence Mo Willems created a series of large-scale abstractions influenced by each of the composer’s nine symphonies.

We Are All Connected

A Large-Scale, 2-Dimensional, Public Art Playscape on the REACH Plaza of the Kennedy Center.

Created by Mo Willems and 240 Members of the Local Community in 2021.

As part of the Kennedy Center’s 50th Anniversary season celebration, Mo worked with local community members to create a giant mural on the bluestone floor of the REACH Plaza! This exciting public art piece was inspired by Mo’s abstract works of dots and lines. A huge graphic representation of how we’re all connected in unexpected ways, this free work of art was played and viewed at the Kennedy Center from October 2021 until March 2022. 

Mo Willems originals at the R. Michelson Gallery

Mo exhibits and sells original art at the R. Michelson Gallery in Northampton, Massachusetts. You can see lots of images on their site!

Elephant & Piggie in WE ARE ART!
(A Mo Willems Exhibition)

This exhibition features Mo's original black-and-white line drawings from all 25 Elephant and Piggie books supplemented with digitally-colored final renderings. Early sketches, dummy books, and size charts reveal Willems' methodical working process.