September 25, 2008
Sendak on Sendak
Sendak on Sendak, A retrospective of the work of author and artist Maurice Sendak!
The exhibition explores Sendak’s prolific imagination through the characters, influences, and settings of his books, as well as Sendak’s quest to illustrate what he calls “the Other Story,” the hidden meanings of a text that haunt and enrich his illustrations.
Where? The Rosenbach Museum & Library from May 6, 2008 to May 3, 2009, with new works on view every four months.
A total of over 300 original watercolors, pen-and-ink sketches, doodles, manuscripts, books, and dummy books from the 1950s to today will be on display. Visitors can access new interviews with Sendak through digital touchscreens throughout the galleries. Now I know I have to get to see this I have until May 2009 to get there! Philadelphia here I come... wonder can you still get those Arts Flights from the Art Council?