lets meet at 5:15 in the lobby area
Nov. 9, 2013–Feb. 9, 2014
5:30-7:00 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013
$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.