Where The Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak: The Memorial Exhibition…

50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons at Tacoma Public Library’s Handforth Gallery

TACOMA, Washington-

The original, iconic artwork of beloved author and illustrator Maurice Sendak such as Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, will be on display from September 25 through December 1, 2018 at Tacoma Public Library’s Handforth Gallery.

The traveling “Memorial Exhibition…50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons” includes work from Sendak’s estate, museums, and private collectors, providing a rare opportunity for Puget Sound residents and those living beyond to view 50 drawings, watercolors, prints and other original pieces that represent Sendak’s career. Supplemental informative displays on Sendak’s life and work accompany each work.

The New York Times called Maurice Sendak “the most important children’s book artist of the 20th century” in their obituary after his death in 2012.

Come to Tacoma Public Library to meet Max, his monsters and others of Sendak’s beloved Where the Wild Things Are characters as he envisioned them and brought them to life on paper.

A special opening reception will be held on Saturday, September 29, from 1-3 p.m. featuring a Sendak-inspired story time and art activities for young and old alike.  

Tacoma Public Library is proud to host this nationally-acclaimed exhibit which can be viewed, free, during library hours at the Main Branch (Tuesdays, Wednesdays 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.)  The Main Branch is located at 1102 Tacoma Avenue; Parking is free after 4 p.m. on weekdays and all day on Saturday.