Like many parents out there, one of our favorite books to read to our children when they were younger was Where the Wild Things Are… So, when we heard there’s an exhibit featuring works by ‘Wild Things’ author and illustrator, Maurice Sendak, at The Breman Museum here in Atlanta, we had to share!
From The Breman Museum’s website:
For over fifty years Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are has delighted and captivated readers both young and old. This exhibition celebrates Sendak’s life and work by showcasing his most famous pieces through preliminary sketches, finished artwork, and interactive displays. All of this is told through the words of Sendak himself, intimately connecting artist to art.
The exhibition aims at promoting an appreciation of the creative genius of Maurice Sendak and his art by highlighting the importance of early childhood reading as it relates to language development and literacy.
The exhibition also emphasizes art as an important and effective tool for children and adults alike in coping with stressful situations that arise in every day life.
New sections of the exhibition have been developed through partnerships with both the Atlanta Speech School’s Rollins Center for Language and Literacy and the Georgia Art Therapy Association.
The Where the Wild Things Are exhibit is taking place now through July 5, 2015, so make plans to go in the new year!
Here’s a bit about “being a kid,” in Maurice Sendak’s words:
We’re also excited to offer our readers a special discount to The Breman Museum, in celebration of the Maurice Sendak exhibit…
SAVE $4 Off the Purchase Price of a Second Ticket with The Purchase of an Adult Ticket. This offer is good through March 31st.To redeem this offer visit the Breman Museum and purchase One Adult Ticket at the admission desk, Mention the code phrase The Breman Museum Loves Bbloggers” to save $4 off a second ticket (Children-Adult)One ticket per family per , not valid with other promotional offers.
How many of you parents out there can still quote your favorite lines from this classic tale?