Get SF Weekly Newsletters
Pin It

In the Night Museum 

Wednesday, Aug 26 2009
Get ready to Beatle-scream: Maurice Sendak is the raddest rock star ever. Are we wrong? At “There’s a Mystery There: Sendak on Sendak,” a series of video interviews finds the children’s author and illustrator discussing his work and his personal history; just to hear his odd wisdom makes you feel like plotzing. He’s so cuuuute! And twisted, talking about a book his brother Jack and he produced when they were little; it involves incest and murder-suicide and their parents were all the way proud. Sendak’s family endured the Holocaust in Poland before emigrating to Brooklyn, where Maurice was born. The exhibit also features original sketches and ideas, like an early mock-up of cover art for Where the Wild Things Are. But “Sendak” also gloriously includes finished art -- the pictures we all know and love so well, except if you look closely, you’ll see the indentations and miniscule details left by the hand of the master. Eeeee!
Sept. 8-Jan. 19, 2009

About The Author

Hiya Swanhuyser


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment


  • Giants World Series-Bound
    If you haven't heard, the Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals last night, 6-3, on Travis Ishikawa's walk-off, three-run blast. For the third time in five years, San Francisco is World Series-bound. Christopher Victorio caught up with the fans as they celebrated in the streets after Thursday's game.
  • The Concert for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals
    The Concert for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals featured Bruno Mars at Civic Center Plaza. The evening ended with an after-party at City Hall where guests were treated to small bites Photographs by Sugarwolf.

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed
  1. Most Popular