A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is coming to the Columbus Public Library this spring. Celebrate the Brooklyn, New York illustrator and author who sparked imaginations and a love for wolf suits since 1963. Maurice Sendak: The Memorial Exhibition, 50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons presents original drawings by the legendary author and illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are, along with tributes from some of his most famous fans.
The pieces range from some of his earliest (a 10th grade sketch for Macbeth done as a homework project) through conceptual notes and drawings of sets and costumes for the opera version of Where the Wild Things Are and sketches for other famous works like In the Night Kitchen and Little Bear.
The exhibit is free to the public and can be seen through May 25 in the Grand Reading Room on the second floor of the Columbus Public Library, 3000 Macon Road. Public tours are available on Tuesday, May 7, 14, 21 at 6:30pm and Saturday, May 4, 18 at 11am and 1pm. The tours will include a brief film introduction, a read-aloud of Where the Wild Things Are, a tour of the exhibit and a fun craft to remember your experience. Tours will last about 75-90 minutes.
The library will also be hosting a Wild Rumpus on May 11th at 1PM. This fantastic day of entertainers, illustrators, crafts, games, drawings, food, and merry mayhem is in celebration of the incredible Maurice Sendak and the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries’ annual Summer Reading program, “Wild About Reading.”
For info on the exhibit, school tours, adult tours or to schedule a private tour, visit wildthings.cvlga.org.
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