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Maurice Sendak - Opening Reception

lets meet at 5:15 in the lobby area

Maurice Sendak
            Nov. 9, 2013–Feb. 9, 2014
            Opening Reception
            5:30-7:00 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013

Admission:

Members FREE

$12 for Adults
$10 for Seniors
$8 for Students

Maurice Sendak will be comprised of 65 works, culled to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Sendak’s beloved Where the While Things Are. It will explore the creative genius of a man who gave form, in words and images, to the fierce power of children’s imagination. Original works will be complemented by quotes from 50 prominent individuals such as Tom Hanks, President Barak Obama and Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss). Also in the gallery will be a film, documentaries, a reading table for children and families, and an interactive art-making area.

The exhibition will be grouped in four themes and will examine:

Where the Wild Things Are: From Pages to Stages and Screens: Original book illustrations, limited-edition lithographs, and sculpture; opera set design drawings; movie concept sketches

“A book is a book is a book": Illustrations for The Sign at Rosie’s Door, Pierre, In the Night Kitchen, Little Bear, and more

Cover to Cover; Wall to Wall: Magazine covers, original posters, prints and more (Including art for The Rolling Stone, American Ballet, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum and Children’s Book Week)

Up-Close and Personal: Early and personal works

In anticipation of this major exhibition seven “Wild Things” from Sendak’s seminal children’s book Where the Wild Things Are, will be let loose throughout the area to herald the news of this sure to be fan favorite exhibition. Be on the lookout for them at the end of August, take your picture with it and send it to us via Facebook at www.facebook.com/NBMAA.

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  • Christi M.

    I have always loved Maurice Sendak - and now more than ever. Can't wait to go back with my grandchildren. I hope you guys had a nice time at the diner afterwards.

    November 10, 2013

  • Cathy M

    Beautifully curated, informative show, on the WILD side!
    great opportunity for a social, thanks to all for your company.

    November 10, 2013

  • Eleanor D.

    Nice display of food and drink.
    Good introductory talk.

    November 10, 2013

  • Michelle

    Didn't meet up with you guys but still had a fun time and I think I crashed a private party and since I used my college id I got in for free. Love the book and it was interesting to learn more about him

    November 10, 2013

  • Gail

    Fun exhibit of a treasured illustrator.

    November 10, 2013

  • Sholem

    It was interesting seeing the Sendak originals. Cathy did a great job organizing this event and the museum was a good venue. Our gathering afterward at the New Britain diner was fun too.--Manny

    November 10, 2013

  • Sholem

    Interview with Maurice Sendak
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZTQib7G2Hs

    1 · November 10, 2013

  • Joseph K.

    ....great exhibit, as a long time huge fan of WTWTA, I learned a lot about Mr. Sendak and his other works last nite!

    Thank you Cathy for hosting this event that I otherwise would have never known about!

    November 10, 2013

  • Jeanne M.

    Wonderful to see the original artwork. Was quite impressed with his artistic rendition of a book
    report as a high school student

    November 9, 2013

  • diane

    Very nice. Very interesting and a good exhibit

    November 9, 2013

  • Leslie Doane P.

    I'm so sorry that I'm not able to make it now...still at work!

    November 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry for the last minute cancellation. My day didn't go according to plan and I can't get therein time. Next time!

    November 9, 2013

  • Craig

    Sorry won't make it all the way up to New Britan in time.

    November 9, 2013

  • Nancy

    I am a new comer.

    November 8, 2013

  • Dal

    Have tics at Wesleyan for 7:30.. Do not think there will be enough time to do both.. If we can make it we will see you there.. Thanks Cathy..

    November 8, 2013

  • Michelle

    I will be late but will be there. Are we doing anything after.

    November 8, 2013

  • Ralph

    I thought I'd mention that your sister arts meetup is looking to fill 2 spots (ASAP) for a guided tour of The Cloisters on Nov. 24. Details at: http://www.meetup.com/Westchester-Fairfield-Arts-Group/events/148895172/

    2 · November 7, 2013

    • Nancy

      Please send me info

      November 7, 2013

    • Cathy M

      Click on link above and join the group....all information will be there.

      November 7, 2013

  • David M.

    It turns out I can't go after all. I'll be at my step brother's 50th birthday party.

    November 7, 2013

  • Lori

    Will not attend after all.

    November 5, 2013

  • Pamela

    I wanted to be there, but cannot get out of
    Work early enough to be there.

    November 5, 2013

  • Sue

    Sounds lovely, sorry unable to get there . Enjoy this very special event :)

    November 3, 2013

  • Nancy

    HI Cathy,
    I just received a notice from NBMAA about a dinner at this opening reception at 6:30...$50.00 per person. Reservations are required at[masked] ext. o if anyone is interested in going.

    October 26, 2013

    • Mary S.

      Cathy, is this event 5:00 to 6:30 or 5:30 to to 7:00 PM? I saw it written 2 different times. Thanks, Mary

      October 28, 2013

    • Cathy M

      Yes I see, that info came direct from their web site a couple of weeks ago, they most have changed the start and finish time. It will run from 5:30 - 7. The dinner if you are interested is at 6:30 and requires a reservation. Lets meet at 5:15 as a group so we connect with everyone.

      October 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hope to make this event- not working so far...will confirm if there is a change. will bring friend. I am enormous gigantic lifelong Sendak fan. ;-)

    September 24, 2013

  • Bonnie-Jean C.

    Any "Little Bear"?

    September 23, 2013

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