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Maurice Sendak Exhibit - The Breman Museum

Overview

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.


“There is no such thing as fantasy unrelated to reality”

Reviews

  • “My kids loved dressing up like the wild things and getting their picture taken! The exhibition was extremely interactive and a great way to create an immersive environment surrounding a classic children's book.”

    Diana Spencer, Mother of Three
  • “The exhibition offers something for all ages. The original art is interwoven with opportunities for children to have hands-on interaction with Sendak's stories and characters. Visitors are encouraged to dress up like a ‘wild thing' and dance in the wild forest, to cook in the ‘Night Kitchen,' to read a story on Rosie's Brooklyn stoop, to slide into a bowl of chicken soup with rice complete with stuffed carrots and rubber chickens, and to create their own magnetic masterpieces while listening to classical music. Throughout the gallery, here are large-size copies of many of the books for visitors' reading pleasure.”

    Karen Kaplan, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta 

Events

  • July 25th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Make-A-Monster Monday: Lesson 5

    Join us in the Where the Wild Things Are exhibition for a series of eight art lessons designed for children ages 3-6. In Lesson 5 we learn how to use crayons to add light and shade to our monsters. We will learn about repurposing objects into art and sustainability using exhibitSEED guidelines.

  • August 1st, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Make-A-Monster Monday: Lesson 6

    Join us in the Where the Wild Things Are exhibition for a series of eight art lessons designed for children ages 3-6. In Lesson 6 we learn how to use pastels. We will learn about repurposing objects into art and sustainability using exhibitSEED guidelines.

  • August 8th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Make-A-Monster Monday: Lesson 7

    Join us in the Where the Wild Things Are exhibition for a series of eight art lessons designed for children ages 3-6. In Lesson 7 we learn how to use oil pastel art to scratch out a monster. We will learn about repurposing objects into art and sustainability using exhibitSEED guidelines.

  • August 15th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Make-A-Monster Monday: Lesson 8

    Join us in the Where the Wild Things Are exhibition for a series of eight art lessons designed for children ages 3-6. In Lesson 8 using lessons from the past we learn how to make 3D monsters. We will learn about repurposing objects into art and sustainability using exhibitSEED guidelines.

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