2005-12-08 / News

Maurice Sendak topic of talk

Author and illustrator Maurice Sendak will be the topic of discussion at the Dec. 13 noontime meeting of Lunch with the Artist at the Newport Art Museum. Due to the holidays, the December meeting is on the second Tuesday of the month, not the normal third Tuesday.

Known today as one of America’s most loved illustrators and writers of children’s books, Sendak started as a window dresser for F. A. O. Schwartz. His strangely grotesque and somehow loveable characters illustrate a child’s inner fears and dreams. Always creative, after writing dozens of children’s books he turned his hand to the adult world of opera: he created productions of several classics and tuned his own “Where the Wild Things Are” into a popular opera.

Lunch with the Artist participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch. The Newport Art Museum provides coffee.

The discussion is free for Museum members. There is a $3 fee for non-members.

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