Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are is one of those stories that is not bound by time, place, age or even nostalgia. Sendak's classic will be celebrating its 50 year anniversary at the Walt Disney Family Museum for the next six weeks. We visited the show last night and suggest that you hurry out to the Presidio to re-live the memories and see a very special collection of original drawings and illustrations for Wild Things and many of your other childhood favorites that you probably didn't realize he worked on.

Where the Wild Things Are celebrates its 50 year anniversary at the Walt Disney Family Museum for a six week party, so hurry out to the Presidio to re-live the memories and mayhem. Maurice Sendak’s classic is one of those stories that is not bound by time, place, age or even nostalgia.  The bright blue bay and skies outside the museum are forgotten as soon as you enter the world of Max and his monsters, vividly recalling a story and experience I can safely say imprinted all of us. The evocative illustrations resonate even more when reading about Sendak’s life, and are framed by personal reflections made by other artist, actors and authors.  It’s a pleasure to lose sense of where and when wandering throughout the exhibit, which ends up in a playroom for all ages that invites touching and hands-on experience of an imaginary world that has touched us all. 

This is special. 

Maurice Sendak: 50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons

May 23rd - July 7th

The Walt Disney Family Museum

The Presidio of San Francisco
104 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA