Author/illustrator Maurice Sendak went through a "black-and-white" phase in the 1960's that coincided with a time of great personal loss. This exhibition is the first to explore how his art reflected both social and personal turmoil throughout the decade.
This exhibition explores the history of early children's books from the religious tracts of Puritan printers to the adventure novels of the 19th century, while introducing visitors to Dr. Rosenbach's passion for these dog-eared gems.
Of all Joyce's predecessors, Shakespeare was the greatest and most complicated, serving as an artistic father, guide and literary ideal. In his masterpiece "Ulysses," James Joyce quotes from and refers to Shakespeare, but also paraphrases and emulates him, creating a vibrant relationship between one age of creativity and another. This unique exhibition will place pages from Joyce's manuscript side-by-side with the plays and poems that inspired it.