The Rosenbach Museum & Library Presents Pen To Publisher, An Exhibition Exploring The Life Cycle Of Three Maurice Sendak Books

Three storyboard designs for 'Outside Over There.' Pen and ink. © 1976 by Maurice Sendak.

On the heels of his epically hilarious two-part Colbert Report interview, celebrated children’s author and illustrator Maurice Sendak is ushering in 2012 with a new exhibit of his life’s work at Rittenhouse Square’s Rosenbach Museum & Library.

“Pen to Publisher” features two full galleries of Sendak’s creations, ranging from his early 1960 work The Sign on Rosie’s Door to 2003’s Brundibar, a story written by Tony Kushner based on a Czech opera performed for the children of a Nazi concentration camp.

The exhibit focuses on the process of publication and the relationships between Sendak and his collaborators. It will include illustration layouts, color separations, press proofs and publicity materials from Sendak’s published and unpublished work.

As a recipient of the Library of Congress’ “Living Legend” award and countless other accolades, Maurice Sendak truly is one of the greats. Check out this awesome new show running through mid-July.

“Pen to Publisher: The Life of Three Sendak Picture Books”
Where: The Rosenbach Museum & Library, 2008-10 Delancey Place
When: Now through July 15
Cost: $10, $8 for seniors, $5 for students, free for children under the age of 5
More Info: www.rosenbach.org

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