Museum of American Illustration

128 East 63rd Street

(between Park and Lexington Avenues)

New York, NY 10065

(212) 838-2560

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Museum of American Illustration

The Society of Illustrators promotes the art of illustration and its history and evolving nature through exhibitions, lectures and education. The society also supports the work of its members and the welfare of the artist community at large.


Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work

Tue, Jun 11, 2013 - Sat, Aug 17, 2013

Image courtesy of the Estate of Maurice Sendak
Image courtesy of the Estate of Maurice Sendak


Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work is an exhibition of more than 200 never-before-seen Sendak originals, curated by rare-book dealers Justin G. Schiller and Dennis M. V. David.

Featuring rare studies, sketches, photographs, and ephemera, including previously unpublished artwork from the children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are,” this exhibit is for audiences of all generations. In this one-of-a-kind collection, the broad range of Sendak’s work—from his picture book and poster illustrations to his commercial and theater designs—is explored.

In conjunction with the exhibit Abrams will publish the catalogue “Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work” (Abrams; June 2013; U.S. $45.00/Can. $52.00; ISBN 978-1-4197-0826-8). The catalogue is a deeply personal and thoughtful tribute to a seminal artist whose singular vision has captured the imaginations of countless children and grown-ups throughout the world. Written by exhibit curators Justin G. Schiller and Dennis M. V. David and edited by Leonard S. Marcus, the catalogue also includes twelve essays from prominent scholars and historians including Marcus, Iona Opie, Steven Heller, and Paul O. Zelinsky.




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