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Skirball Cultural Center

Member Preview Day—Wild Things Are Happening: The Art of Maurice Sendak


A gallery space filled with illustrations, artwork on pedestals, and a video presentation. People walk throughout and look at the art.

Be among the first to experience this spring exhibition and make a day of it with dining and shopping. Plus, catch a curator talk at 2:00 pm.

This is a past program

This program took place on
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

About the Program

Wild Things Are Happening: The Art of Maurice Sendak is a groundbreaking exhibition centered on Maurice Sendak's sweeping sixty-year career. 

Be among the first to explore the galleries! Celebrate the work of the Jewish artist and creator of the acclaimed children's books, Where the Wild Things Are (1963), In the Night Kitchen (1970), and Outside Over There (1982). Get lost in the galleries as you explore more than 150 objects including original paintings and drawings, children's toys and more. 

Reservations are not required to view the galleries on this day. They are required for the Curator Talk. Gallery attendance is based on membership level.

Need to join or renew? Memberships purchased or renewed/upgraded online are in effect immediately. Visit skirball.org/join.

Curator Talk at 2:00 pm

Featuring exhibition curator Dr. Jonathan Weinberg and the Skirball's managing co-curators Cate Thurston and Sarah Daymude.

Spaces for the talk are limited to two people per membership or four people for Lifecycle and above. Attendees are invited to visit the galleries after the talk concludes.

Make a Day of It!

*Café reservations are strongly recommended for Member Preview Day. Email zeidlerscafe@skirball.org or call (310) 440-4515.

Donor Support

Wild Things Are Happening: The Art of Maurice Sendak exhibition and its related educational programs at the Skirball Cultural Center are made possible through the generous support of:

Pamela and Jeffrey Balton
The Keston Family
U.S. Bank
The Zimelis Family

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