On Thursday, February 16, my friend Janet (and fellow MLIS candidate) cruised across the state to visit Spring Lake District Library in order to check out the exhibit: “In A Nutshell: the Worlds of Maurice Sendak.”

An article by Dawn Veltman in the Muskegon Chronicle details the exhibit:

Sendak is the illustrator of more than 100 picture books. The exhibit explores the influence of Jewish culture and history in his works, revealing the push and pull of New and Old World and how his artistic journey led him deeper into his own family’s history and his Jewish identity.

This exhibit is a study of Sendak’s illustrations, showing connections between his iconic works and Sendak’s childhood, family and the popular culture of the time.

Eight double-sided panels will feature illustrations of ferocious creatures, curious children and vibrant neighborhoods, alongside thematic descriptions of the Jewish culture and history that influenced his themes and works.

The press release…
Traveling exhibit on beloved author 

I obtained permission to photograph the exhibit — images can be downloaded (which allows you to zoom in and read the text).