The Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala is showing more than 150 original drawings by some of the best known children's book illustrators in recognition of the upcoming 50th anniversary of Maurice Sendak's classic children's book "Where the Wild Things Are," which was first published in 1963.
Sendak, who died in May at 83, illustrated some 80 books and wrote and illustrated 20 others.
Sendak & Co.: Children's Book Illustrations Since "Where the Wild Things Are" exhibit, which runs through Jan. 20, features the works of 36 illustrators, who have produced such iconic children's books as "Black and White," "Thirteen," "No More Monsters for Me," "The Cinder-Eyed Cats" and "Trick or Treat on Monster Street."
The museum, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., also will present storytelling in the gallery featuring readings of "Where the Wild Things Are" and other books for children ages 3 to 5 at 1 p.m. every Tuesday through Jan. 15, except Christmas and New Years days.
Visitors also can view the old-time shops, cottages and other structures of the miniature Charles Dickens' Village collection, inspired by the novelist's character-rich stories at the museum through Jan. 6. The exhibit features a portion of the Urban family's vast collection including holiday ornaments and decorations.
Details: 352-291-4455 or appletonmuseum.org.