THE MORGAN PRESENTS SPECIAL, LIMITED-RUN EXHIBITION OF ORIGINAL DRAWINGS FROM CHILDREN'S CLASSIC WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE BY MAURICE SENDAK

The Morgan Library & Museum announced today that it will present a special exhibition of original drawings and manuscript pages from the classic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (b. 1928). The show will run from October 6 to November 1 and is part of a citywide celebration honoring Mr. Sendak and marking the October 13 premiere of a new Warner Bros. movie adaptation, directed by Spike Jonze. Other events will take place at Lincoln Center, The New York Public Library, and The Museum of Modern Art. The Sendak works are on loan to the Morgan from the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia.

The exhibition presents a rare opportunity to witness Sendak’s creative process—from his early drafts about an unnamed boy in search of wild horses to the well-known narrative about a child named Max taming the beastly “things” of his own imagination. Twelve drawings and two manuscript pages will be on view in the Morgan’s historic McKim building.

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