Friday, June 1, 2012


At Odd moments my thoughts go back to Maurice Sendak, his career in children's literature and as an artist. In his work as a children's author/illustrator, he drew heavily on his life experiences and the result was a wonderful use of animals in his stories especially a number of his canine companions.

My friend and blogging buddy, Margaret, came across the following bit of information about an upcoming exhibit of his work which I'm happy to share with everyone. The Rosenbach Museum and Library, housed in a Civil War era townhouse located in Philadelphia PA is honoring their long relationship with Maurice Sendak with a yearlong exhibit of his work. The exhibit opens June 10th, marking what would have been Mr. Sendak's 84th birthday, closing May 26, 2013.

So, visit the Wild Things and Max who was named for one of Mr. Sendak's German Shepherds or Jennie another canine companion immortalized in Higglety Pigglety Pop! or just to reconnect with Mr. Sendak's art and talent.

To learn more about the exhibit follow this link: 

To read about the Rosenbach Museum and Library the mission and history link is a good place to start:

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