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Sendak in the ’60s

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From 26 Wed Mar 2014 to 02 Sun Nov 2014 March 26, 2014 November 2, 2014 The Rittenhouse

Sendak in the ’60s

Sendak in the ’60s

Amidst the turbulence of 1960s America a quiet revolution took place where few expected it: the world of children’s books. Maurice Sendak was part of a vanguard of writers and illustrators transforming the American picture book and revolutionizing children’s culture in the ‘60s. We may take these books for granted now but each was experimental in its day, breaking picture book conventions and defying expectations. This exhibition is the first to explore how Sendak’s art reflected both social and personal turmoil.

When: Through November 2nd
Where: The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia, 2008-10 Delancy Street
Cost: Included with museum admission; $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students and children, free for members and children under five
More info: www.rosenbach.org