Ridgefield Library ARTalk - The Many Worlds of Maurice Sendak: An Analysis of Imagery and Creative Process
Sunday, September 22 from 2 to 3:30 pm
Clara Nguyen, project archivist for the Maurice Sendak Collection at the University of Connecticut, will give an illustrated ARTalk using materials from the Collection, most significantly preliminary sketches, dummy books, and final drawings, to discuss Maurice Sendak’s artistic treatment of his characters and the worlds in which he imagines them, and consequently, the impact he sent reverberating through the world of children’s literature. Sendak is considered to the leading artist of children’s books in the 20th century.
A bus trip and private tour of the Maurice Sendak Collection at UConn, Storrs will take place on Friday, September 27. The cost is $20 per person. Please check the listing for that event for more information and to reserve your seat on the bus.
ARTalks are dedicated to exploring the creative process through a series focused on art, architecture and design. This series is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists.
This program is part of the Library's The Illustrative World of Maurice Sendak: Let the Wild Rumpus Begin! series, an all ages celebration of Maurice Sendak's artistic and literary legacy taking place this fall. The series is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.
Register and learn more here.