The Wild Things are headed to the Nevada Museum of Art in downtown Reno, March 1-April 27!
Maurice Sendak: 50 Years, 50 Works is a comprehensive memorial exhibition of 50 select artworks by the late author, artist and illustrator Maurice Sendak celebrating the 50th anniversary of the publication Where the Wild Things Are, Sendak’s universally revered children’s book.
Presented by the Nevada Museum of Art Education Department, the exhibition is geared towards children and families and is accompanied by special family events for all ages, storytelling in the galleries, special classes, film screenings, and literacy and writing workshops.
The exhibition includes works in a variety of media and offers a survey of the highlights of Sendak’s career and the diverse art forms in which he was renowned. From children’s literature and Broadway to the opera, animated films and young adult textbooks, Sendak remained an iconic American illustrator and author, acclaimed around the world for his genius and influence on generations of readers and young adults.
Friday March 7, 2014 / 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Reno-based artist and illustrator Lisa Kurt discusses the graphic tradition of illustration and its effects of Maurice Sendak’s remarkable narrative illustrations.
$10 / $0 Museum members | Buy Tickets
Friday March 21, 2014 / 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Inspired by the Spike Jonez film and Maurice Sendak’s book Where the Wild Things Are, teens will enjoy an all-ages night featuring live music by the Third Wheelers, American Goodfellas and DJ Nick Rattingan. Admission includes hands-on projects like a printing workshop, beast-making, an interactive photo booth, vintage photos, bleached t-shirts and more! Teen Art Night is presented in partnership with The Holland Project and the Museum’s Youth Arts Initiative.
Sponsorship provided by the Hearst Foundation
$5 / $5 Museum members | Buy Tickets
Friday April 18, 2014 / 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Parents and children are invited for a festive pajama party at the Museum. Participants will enjoy a hands-on art project, after-hours access to the exhibition, Maurice Sendak: 50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons, evening snacks and a special screening of the 2009 Spike Jonze film Where the Wild Things Are. This event is designed for families with children ages 7 – 12. This film rating is PG. Come in your coziest PJs!
$20 / $16 Museum members | Buy Tickets