Down The Rabbit Hole! Upcountry History Museum to Showcase Iconic ‘Alice’ Art

Costumes from Tim Burton’s 2010 Movie Among Featured Works

Greenville, S.C. – On June 15, 2019, Down the Rabbit Hole: Imagining Alice’s Wonderland opens at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman University, a Smithsonian Affiliate, transporting visitors through an extraordinary journey of iconic images, as well as the imaginative costumes created for Tim Burton’s 2010 movie. It runs through October 20, 2019.

Few novels have the name recognition and sustaining power of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and even fewer have the ability to hold up to interpretations that span generations of readers, artists, illustrators and writers.

This 1,200-square-foot exhibition will explore the kaleidoscope of artistic re-imaginings of Alice from the 1860s to the present. Rich with visual interpretation, visitors will be able to venture down their own “rabbit hole” and be entranced by original Alice paintings, drawings, illustrations, set designs and film costumes. From examples of Sir John Tenniel’s original Victorian illustrations in the 1865 publication to costumes and props from Walt Disney Pictures Academy Award-winning live action film, Alice in Wonderland, this exhibition will examine multiple perspectives of one of literature’s greatest paradoxes.

The journey through the more than 150 years of cultural, societal and technological shifts that have compelled artists, filmmakers and fans to return to this enduring story makes Down the Rabbit Hole an experience not to be missed.

Down the Rabbit Hole: Imagining Alice’s Wonderland is presented by the Upcountry History Museum in partnership with Walt Disney Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Walt Disney Family Museum, Charles M. Schulz Museum, Daura Gallery at Lynchburg College, and renowned artist Charles Santore.

The Upcountry History Museum is located at 540 Buncombe St., in Greenville, S.C. Summer hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. For more information, call 864-467-3100 or visit

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