The Art of Maurice Sendak: 50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons

Posted Aug. 23, 2013, at 3:44 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2013, at 1:54 p.m.

Friday, September 6 to Friday, October 25, 2013; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: Portland Public Library, Lewis Gallery (main branch), 5 Monument Square, Portland, Maine

Contact: Raffi Der Simonian; 207-699-5010


Maine College of Art, Portland Public Library, and Bangor Savings Bank Present:

The Art of Maurice Sendak: 50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons

On view at Portland Public Library’s Lewis Gallery

September 6 – October 25, 2013

Monday-Thursday 10am-7pm, Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, closed Sunday

Portland, Maine — From September 6 to October 25, 2013, Maine College of Art and The Portland Public Library will present the special exhibition Maurice Sendak: 50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons. Sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank, the exhibition features 50 works by the legendary author and illustrator, accompanied by 50 statements from celebrities, authors, and noted personalities on the influence of Sendak’s work, all in celebration the 50th anniversary of his universally revered book, Where the Wild Things Are.

The exhibition includes 50 original works from Where the Wild Things Are in a variety of mediums including sketches, illustrations, and works on paper, and showcases highlights from Sendak’s career and the diverse art forms in which he was renowned. Many of the works are from private collections and friends of the artist, offering a survey of his range as an artist and author.