50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons Maurice Sendak: The Memorial Exhibition

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Sep 23 2017 - Dec 30 2017

In words and images, Maurice Sendak gave form to the fierce power of a child's imagination. This commemorative exhibition will include many highlights from his 60-year-long career, including original illustrations from Where the Wild Things Are, Little Bear, In the Night Kitchen, and other books; set design and costume sketches; animation reels; posters; sculpture; and more. The fifty works of art will be accompanied by quotes from fifty celebrities, renowned illustrators, friends of the artist, politicians, and other personalities who will share their thoughts about Maurice Sendak and how he inspired them, influenced their careers, and touched their lives. In the words of former President Bill Clinton, "Perhaps no one has done as much to show the power of the written word on children, not to mention on their parents, as Maurice Sendak."

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.

  • American
  • 20th Century
  • Maurice Sendak

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