For over fifty years Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are has delighted and captivated readers both young and old. This exhibition celebrates Sendak’s life and work by showcasing his most famous pieces through preliminary sketches, finished artwork, and interactive displays. All of this is told through the words of Sendak himself, intimately connecting artist to art.
This art exhibition aims at promoting an appreciation of the creative genius of Maurice Sendak and his works by highlighting the importance of early childhood reading as it relates to language development and literacy. The exhibition also emphasizes art as an important and effective tool for children and adults alike in coping with stressful situations that arise in everyday life. New sections of the exhibition have been developed through partnerships with both the Atlanta Speech School’s Rollins Center for Language and Literacy and the Georgia Art Therapy Association.