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Thursday, August 1

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

10:30 am–5:00 pm

Learn about beloved author Maurice Sendak’s second career as a designer of sets and costumes for the stage through gorgeous 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.  Plus video excerpts, all set in the luxurious former residence of JP Morgan that is always fun to explore.

Free with museum admission
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