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Drawing the Curtain: Maurice Sendak’s Designs for Opera and Ballet

Drawing the Curtain- Maurice Sendak’s Designs for Opera and Ballet

September 12 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until October 6, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until October 6, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 5, 2019

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until October 3, 2019

The Morgan Library & Museum

225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street Midtown

Free with museum admission

Learn about beloved author Maurice Sendak’s second career as a designer of sets and costumes for the stage through storyboards, preparatory sketches, costume studies, luminous watercolors, and meticulous dioramas from Mozart’s Magic Flute, Janáček’s Cunning Little Vixen, Prokofiev’s Love for Three Oranges, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, and an opera based on Sendak’s picture book Where the Wild Things Are. Includes nearly 150 objects drawn primarily from the artist’s bequest to the Morgan of over 900 drawings which embody his singular hand, fantastical mode of storytelling, keen—sometimes bawdy—sense of humor, and profound love of music and art history.

Drawing the Curtain: Maurice Sendak’s Designs for Opera and Ballet

Learn about beloved author Maurice Sendak’s second career as a designer of sets and costumes for the stage through storyboards, preparatory sketches, costume studies, luminous watercolors, and meticulous dioramas from Mozart’s Magic Flute, Janáček’s Cunning Little Vixen, Prokofiev’s Love for Three Oranges, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, and an opera based on Sendak’s picture book Where the…

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Drawing the Curtain: Maurice Sendak’s Designs for Opera and Ballet

Learn about beloved author Maurice Sendak’s second career as a designer of sets and costumes for the stage through storyboards, preparatory sketches, costume studies, luminous watercolors, and meticulous dioramas from…

More info
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