Past exhibition: The Night Max Wore His Wolf Suit

50 Years of Wild Things
From 06/11/2013 to 03/02/2014

Delve into Sendak’s working process and inspirations for Where the Wild Things Are and learn just how long this wild rumpus had been brewing in Sendak’s imagination. The author’s manuscripts, preliminary drawings, and mock-ups reveal how he crafted the book’s memorable style, format, and themes, and suggest that Max’s single night of mayhem with the Wild Things took years to create. The Rosenbach is the only place you can see the original drawings during the book’s 50th anniversary year.