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Sendak: At The Morgan and at The MAAC


On now until October 6th, you can see renowned children’s illustrator Maurice Sendak’s captivating work at The Morgan. In the late 1970s, Sendak embarked on a successful second career as a designer of sets and costumes for the stage which comprise this new exhibit, “Drawing the Curtain: Maurice Sendak’s Designs for Opera and Ballet”, the first museum exhibition dedicated to this aspect of his career.

“It will include storyboards, preparatory sketches, costume studies, luminous watercolors, and meticulous dioramas from Mozart’s Magic Flute, Janáček’s Cunning Little Vixen, Prokofiev’s Love for Three Oranges, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, and an opera based on Sendak’s picture book Where the Wild Things Are.”

Want to own a Sendak of your own? At The Manhattan Rare Book Company here in Gallery #90, you’ll find Maurice Sendak and Robert Keeshan’s “She Loves Me… She Loves Me Not…

First edition, signed and dated by Maurice Sendak.

Book cover with illustration of a little boy and girl holding heart balloons

She Loves Me… She Loves Me Not. Maurice Sendak, Robert Keeshan [ The Manhattan Rare Book Company | Gallery #90 | 212.326.8907 | ]

With beautiful illustations by Sendak and Text by Robert Keeshan, this story about a little boy with four daisies who gives one to a little girl is a delightful collaboration between Sendak and Keeshan, better known for his role as Captain Kangaroo.

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