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Santa Ana\, CA< /strong>— A touring exhibition commemorating the work of the iconic America n illustrator and writer Maurice Sendak is scheduled to begin a national to ur starting at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana\, California on February 16\, 2013. Sendak’s last illustrated book is scheduled to be released posthumou sly on February 15\, 2013. Sendak died in Danbury\, Connecticut at age 83 i n May of 2012.

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Maurice Sendak: 50 Years ● 50 Works ● 50 Reason s - is a comprehensive memorial exhibition of 50 select works by the l ate artist supplemented with accompanying comments by celebrities\, authors and noted personalities – celebrating the 50th anniversary of the publishi ng of the universally revered “Where the Wild Things Are”.

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The exh ibition includes works in a variety of media and offers a survey of the hig hlights of Sendak’s career and the diverse art forms in which he was renown ed. From children’s literature to Broadway and the opera\, from animated fi lm to young adult textbooks – Sendak remained an iconic American illustrato r and author\, acclaimed around the world for his genius and insights.

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< br />Among the fifty contributing commentators to the exhibition are playwr ight and screenwriter Tony Kushner\, comedian Stephan Colbert\, artist Robe rt Crumb\, Director Spike Jonze\, President Barack Obama\, New York Mayor M ichael Bloomberg and actor Tom Hanks. Special note is given to Sendak’s tea chers and commentary is also provided by his students from his teaching yea rs in New York.

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The exhibition will tour select venues throughout the United States in 2013\, and in addition to the display and commentaries \, will offer lectures\, panel discussions\, film screenings and family eve nts to coincide with the presentation.

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Works included in the exhib ition were selected from private collectors\, friends of the artist and num erous media sources – offering a survey of Sendak’s range as an artist and author – and his influence on generations of readers and young adults. Phot os\, sketches\, finished works in a variety of mediums and supplementary do cumentary content offering insights into the artist’s biography and evoluti on of content are part of this family-friendly presentation.

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M aurice Sendak: 50 Years ● 50 Works ● 50 Reasons exhibition tour is man aged by Opar Media\, LLC. Content © MSME. Artwork © Maurice Sendak &\; p articipating artists. All rights reserved.

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For more information\, please visit the Bowers Museum website at www.bowers.org

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