HTFL to host Sendak exhibit in the fall
We are pleased to announce that HTFL is one of 35 sites across the United States selected to showcase the exhibit, In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak, in the fall of 2011.
This colorful exhibit, curated by Patrick Rodgers of the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia, reveals the push and pull of New and Old Worlds in Sendak's work and shows how Sendak's artistic journey has led him deeper into his own family's history and his Jewish identity. While his early books dealt with his Jewish roots in the New World, Sendak has in later books turned to European settings and characters that show his fascination for his parents' lost world and Jewish folktales, as well as his confrontation with the spectre of the Holocaust.
The In a Nutshell exhibit was developed by Nextbook, Inc, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Jewish literatuve, culture, and ideas. The national tour of the exhibit has been made possible by grants from The Charles H. Revson Foundation, the Righteous Persons Foundation, The David Berg Foundation, and an anonymous donor, with additional support from Tablet Magazine: A New Read on Jewish Life.