|In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak|
March 7-April 20, 2012
Providence Public Library has been selected to host an American Library Association small-format traveling exhibit focused on Maurice Sendak. In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak is one in a series on Jewish artists who have contributed to the culture of the United States and the world through their lives and work.
Sendak's popular children's books such as Where the Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen were inspired by his typically American childhood growing up in New York City in the 1930s. His books reveal his fascination with the people, sights and sounds and smells of the city during that era. But he was also drawn to his family's photographs of his ancestors and to the world of the shetl of the European Jews.
The exhibit reveals the pull of the Old World in Sendak's work and his connection with the New World and how Sendak's artistic journey has led him deeper into his family history and his Jewish identity.
Varied programs for all ages will be planned in conjunction with this exhibit
Dates & Times
Dates: March 7-April 20, 2012
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
Nearby parking facilities
Intown Parking - 131 Washington Street 401-273-9466
Dunkin Donuts Center Parking - 165 Washington Street 401-331-3786
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