Fantastic Rumpus: 50 Years of Children’s Book Illustration

December 14, 2013 - February 9, 2014

Children and adults will be delighted by original children’s book illustrations from 31 prominent artists working in this field from 1963 to the present. Each of the artists represented acknowledge the importance and influence of Maurice Sendak’s work. Based on four groundbreaking components identified with Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are–honest depiction of children’s emotions, “wild things” and monsters, portals through which reality becomes fantasy, and unique page and book design–this exhibition contains over 120 original drawings from the print drawers of some of the world’s best-known children’s book illustrators. This exhibition has been organized by the Appleton Museum of Art of the College of Central Florida, Ocala, Florida.