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Wild New Ways: Maurice Sendak’s Animal Kingdom

In the Night Kitchen cover by Sendak
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I was going to travel to Wyoming this summer, but, you know, life happened. So I didn’t get to see this exhibit. But it’s a cool idea and I hope it or something similar is replicated in a museum near me:

From common pets to mythical beasts, nearly all of the 108 books illustrated by Maurice Sendak include animals of some kind. Drawn from the Rosenbach Museum and Library’s collection of original Sendak material, this exhibition showcases wild things alongside their more domestic counterparts. Sendak’s veritable bestiary ranges from dogs, farm animals, and well-behaved bears to the famous Wild Things and their untamed brethren.

more at Wild New Ways: Maruice Sendak’s Animal Kingdom



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.