September 24, 2023


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The Art of Maurice Sendak”

The Art of Maurice Sendak”


In preparation for our future exhibition, Wild Matters Are Occurring: The Artwork of Maurice Sendak, we asked Columbus Museum of Artwork staff members members to share what they are most fired up about.


“I’m most energized to see visitors reconnect with beloved childhood art and figures.”
— Olivia T., Customer Working experience Supervisor


“I distinctly keep in mind choosing out ‘Where the Wild Factors Are’ just one day at my university library in the 3rd quality and curling up to examine it. It’s exciting to have an exhibition that so many individuals can relate to.”
— Kacey Murphy, Visitor Experience Lead Associate


“My favourite reserve rising up was ‘Where the Wild Factors Are.’ My Mother would read it to me each individual night time. I have not found a lot of Maurice Sendak’s function other than ‘Where the Wild Items Are,’ so I’m enthusiastic to learn a lot more of his perform.”
— Kai Bell, Server/Barista


“I recently observed my unique copy of ‘Where the Wild Things Are.’ It surely brought back again the exhilaration. I’m thrilled for guests to see the customized merchandise we’ve developed at the Museum Keep for the exhibition.”
— Emma Hagler, Assistant Supervisor of Museum Shop


“I’m largely excited to see children brighten up in the Museum seeing his function. It is going to be a unique demonstrate as it will excite tiny brains and older people as effectively.”
— Rachael Farber, Membership and Business office Coordinator


“I’m hunting ahead to viewing the vary of Maurice Sendak’s operate deliver back again childhood wonder and nostalgia. I really feel like I’ll recall some of the books and tales I’ve neglected.”
— Amber Wacker, Structure and Digital Communications Supervisor


Wild Items Are Happening: The Artwork of Maurice Sendak opens to the public on Friday, Oct 21 and is on see until finally March 5, 2023.

Want a sneak peek? Columbus Museum of Artwork members are invited to go to a member-exclusive preview on Thursday, October 20 that features exhibition talks at 2:30 PM and 5:00 PM in the Auditorium.

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Wild Points Are Going on: The Artwork of Maurice Sendak will be the first main retrospective of Sendak considering the fact that his death in 2012, and the largest and most complete exhibition of one particular of the most celebrated and unique artists of our time. The exhibition is arranged by the Columbus Museum of Artwork in conjunction with The Maurice Sendak Foundation.

The exhibition is comprised of far more than 150 sketches, storyboards, and paintings by Sendak drawn from the selection of The Maurice Sendak Basis. Highlights include things like authentic do the job for Sendak’s most popular publications: Where by the Wild Factors Are, In the Night time Kitchen, and Outside the house About There. Sendak was affected by writers ranging from William Shakespeare to Herman Melville.

Click on right here to study extra and reserve your tickets