News & Events

The Maurice Sendak Fellowship & Workshop, represented by Lynn Caponera and Dona Ann McAdams, receives Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art "Angel" Honor
September 27, 2018

The “Angel” honor is for fostering young illustrators and writers and providing them with incredible creative opportunities.  Maurice Sendak started the annual fellowship program in 2010 to “create work . . . that excites and incites.”  Previous fellows include Elisha Cooper, Yuyi Morales, Antoinette Portis, Sergio Ruzzier, Steven Savage, and other talents.

The Maurice Sendak Foundation celebrates Presto and Zesto in Limboland
September 20, 2018 ~ 6:45 pm ~ The New York Public Library

A unique evening hosted by The Maurice Sendak Foundation, featured Lynn Caponera, President of the Foundation. This event included a brief program on the accomplishments of the Foundation and was followed by a special "sneak preview" announcement and performance; the commissioning of Arthur Yorinks for a new stage adaptation of Where The Wild Things Are. This new stage play will have its world premiere at The New Victory Theater in New York City. The finale of the program introduced the newly published Yorinks/Sendak picture book, Presto and Zesto in Limboland, by way of a theatrical reading. A reception  followed.

The Maurice Sendak Foundation and The University of Connecticut (Storrs) Collaboration

By early spring of 2019, all of Maurice Sendak's artwork for all of his published books, including the original illustrations for Where the Wild Things Are, Nutshell Library, In the Night Kitchen, and Outside Over There, will be permanently deposited and housed at The Maurice Sendak Collection at the University of Connecticut.

The Collection will serve as a resource for research by students, faculty, staff, scholars and the general public.

While the artwork is on deposit, The Maurice Sendak Foundation will continue to own the work and all copyrights related to the work.

For more information on The Maurice Sendak Collection, please contact the Collection at The University of Connecticut.

The Maurice Sendak Collection at UConn is being supported by a generous grant from The Maurice Sendak Foundation.

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