He let the Wild Things loose. He gave us Max, Mickey, Rosie, and Pierre. He fit a library into a nutshell and fed us chicken soup. The world will remember Maurice Sendak for many things, not least of all the stories and characters he gave to the world through nearly a hundred illustrated books.
Celebrate Sendak’s revolutionary work and artistic talent in this landmark exhibition, displaying more than 65 drawings from his 65-year career. Refreshed with new material every four months, this exhibition will include work from each of Sendak’s picture books by the end of its yearlong run.
Admire his creativity. Marvel at his technical versatility and the staggering variety of media, colors, and textures in his art. Revisit your favorite characters and illustrations, and discover some new and surprising works. Whatever you do, do not miss the chance to view the most comprehensive display of Sendak’s work ever on public view.
In Memoriam: Maurice Sendak (1928-2012)
Why is Sendak at the Rosenbach?