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The Hinterland History Museum will host ‘Wild Things: The Art of Maurice Sendak’

The Hinterland History Museum will welcome “Wild Things: The Art of Maurice Sendak” from October 22.

The event highlights the work and career of Maurice Sendak, famous for his beloved 1963 children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are”, among others.

“Maurice Sendak, one of the greatest creators of children’s books of the 20th century, crafted a visual language that has long captivated generations of children,” said Dana L. Thorpe, CEO of the Upcountry History Museum. “’Wild Things: The Art of Maurice Sendak’ brings many of these incredible adventures to life and allows visitors to immerse themselves in the pages of his beloved stories.”

The story of ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ follows a boy named Max, who disguises himself as a wolf in his bedroom and begins to imagine a world beyond the four walls that contain him – and in doing so, encounters a coterie of wild , fantastic beasts. “Wild Things” will feature a recreation of Max’s bedroom filled with bookshelves and books for the kids to read, as well as puppets of some of the characters. Visitors will also have access to a replica of Max’s boat, a prominent feature of the children’s book.

In addition to the exhibition’s interactive elements, it will also feature over 50 original pieces by Sendak, including preliminary sketches and finished artworks.

“Wild Things” will be on display until January 8. The Upcountry History Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Entrance fees to the museum:

  • $10 – adults
  • $9 – adults 65+ and students
  • $8 – children 4 to 18 years old
  • Free – children 3 and under

For more information and admission prices, call 864-467-3100 or visit upcountryhistory.org.