Google have paid to tribute to the late author Maurice Sendak, by creating an elaborately wonderful animated Google Doodle in celebration of his 85th birthday.
The Doodle, formatted as a spinning wheel takes viewers on a journey through some of Sendak’s…
[caption id=”attachment_15104” align=”aligncenter” width=”300”] Dust Jacket for ‘Where the Wild Things Are 2; Still Wildin’! Featuring Vin Diesel, Story and Pictures by Maurice Sendak. New York, 2011.[/caption]
[caption id=”attachment_15101” align=”aligncenter” width=”300”] Sharpie markers used by Stephen Colbert and Maurice Sendak during Colbert Report interview. 2011. Gift of The Colbert Report
Sharpie markers used by Stephen Colbert and Maurice Sendak during Colbert Report interview. 2011.[/caption]
(Images Courtesy of The Rosenbach Museum & Library Press)
All items featured in the exhibitions are gifts from ‘The Colbert Report’. You can view the full list of items [Here]
The Rosenbach Museum & Library, noted for its outstanding collection of rare books, manuscripts, and art, is pleased to announce the acquisition of materials from television host and, more recently, “children’s book” author, Stephen Colbert. Colbert recently donated to the Rosenbach working materials from his book, I Am a Pole (And So Can You!), ﬁrmly planting his flagpole among the likes of renowned authors such as James Joyce, Joseph Conrad, and Bram Stoker, among others whose manuscripts are part of the Rosenbach collection.
“The Rosenbach is honored to receive Colbert’s materials from ‘I Am a Pole’ and delighted that Colbert will join the ranks of the many respected authors whose materials reside in our collection,” said Derick Dreher, John C. Haas Director of the Rosenbach. “Colbert shows the obvious influence of Joyce in his quasi-autobiographical story of a likeable main character embarking on an odyssey of self-discovery. The Rosenbach is just as interested in the classics of tomorrow as in proven masterpieces and will be pleased to display the Colbert materials alongside other great examples of English literature and American history.”
To celebrate this grand acquisition, the Rosenbach will host a limited-time exhibition, Maurice Sendak and Stephen Colbert: Interviews, Objects … and Poles!, through November 11, 2012. The exhibition will include items such as Colbert’s fair-copy manuscript of I Am a Pole, footage from Colbert’s interviews with Sendak, cut-outs of the explicit “body parts” from Sendak’s In the Night Kitchen, and even the markers sniffed by the two during their interview. Additionally, the exhibition will feature a sampling of other ﬁne poles found in the Rosenbach’s literary and artistic collections.
On Display: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - Sunday, November 11, 2012
Conversation with the Curator: 6 – 7PM Thursday, August 2, 2012.
Get the inside scoop on Maurice Sendak & Stephen Colbert: Interviews, Objects … and Poles! This informal presentation is led by exhibition curators Judith Guston and Patrick Rodgers. They’ll talk about how Stephen Colbert’s materials related to I am a Pole came to live at the Rosenbach and answer questions as you explore the exhibition further.
COMPETITION: Win VIP tickets to a live filming of The Colbert Report, official Colbert Nation merchandise, and free passes to visit the Rosenbach.
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