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Children's book author and illustrator Maurice Sendak may be gone, but you can still go to a place where the Wild Things roar their terrible roars and gnash their terrible teeth.
The exhibit, which opens on June 10 on Sendak's birthday, will cycle books and material to represent each of the 65 years of Sendak’s career. Works will include some of the 90 Sendak books the Rosenbach has in the collection.
Sendak chose the Rosenbach Museum & Library to be the repository for his work in the early 1970s. His collection of art, manuscripts and books has been the subject of many exhibitions at the Rosenbach, seen by visitors of all ages.
“This is the place where Maurice chose to bring his work,” Judy Guston, curator and director of collections at the Rosenbach, told the Daily News Tuesday. “We will continue to have his legacy live on.”
Sendak, born in Brooklyn in 1928, dies Tuesday at the age of 83. During his lifetime, he worked on nearly 100 books and won several awards including the Caldecott Medal, one of the highest honors for a children’s author, in 1964 for Where the Wild Things Are.