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Southern Miss is "Where the Wild Things Are"

HATTIESBURG, MS. (WDAM)- Southern Miss is literally "Where the Wild Things Are" thanks to a new exhibition at the university's Cook Library.

Maurice Sendak, a children's author and illustrator created the famed book about monsters and a young boy named Max back in 1963.

The show at USM's de Grummond Children's Literature Collection features several panels that detail Sendak's experiences growing up in Brooklyn, New York as the child of Polish Jewish immigrants. Ellen Ruffin is the curator of the de Grummond Collection.

"Sendak of course is still alive, he lives in New York. But the curator wanted to discuss the significant influences in Sendak's life and how those influences sort of erupted into his work," explained Ruffin.

The exhibition was curated by the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The traveling show is on display at USM through August 18th.

On Saturday, July 9th, a Sendak scholar and Hattiesburg native, Vicki Reikes Fox, is giving a presentation about Sendak's work during a reception to celebrate the new exhibit.

That reception will start at 7 PM in the lobby of Southern Miss's Cook Library. Rabbi Uri Barnea of Hattiesburg will open it up by playing the violin.

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