Maurice Sendak 50 Years: Community Programs & Activities

  • Date: Apr 22-4, 2024

This grand celebration of artist Maurice Sendak takes place throughout our community from March 14 to May 4. Below is a list of events and activities.

FOR FAMILIES

EXHIBITIONS

Discover captivating exhibitions that explore iconic illustrations, creative process, and enduring legacy.

  • Maurice Sendak - 50 Years | NDMOA: March 15 - May 12. (Weekdays 9 am - 5 pm, Weekends 1 - 5 pm)
  • The Wild Project | Arts for Vets & Public Arts Comission: April 4 - May 12 (M, Tu, Th, 6 - 8 pm, Sat 12 - 5 pm)
  • Mezzanine Gallery, Sendak Exhibition | GFPL: March - April. (M - Th 9 am - 9 pm, F & Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 - 5p

SCAVENGER HUNTS

Explore your local libraries! The first 100 visitors will receive a free book, courtesy of an anonymous donor to the museum.

  • East Grand Forks Campbell Library: March 14 - April 28. (Available during hours of operation)
  • Grand Forks Public Library: March 2 - March 31. (Available during hours of operation)

FREE ART MAKING EVENTS

Dive into the enchanting realm of his illustrations and unleash your creativity with hands-on crafting activities.

  • Read Across America Day | GFPL: March 2, 2-3 pm.
  • Wild Project Workshop | AFV: March 9 & 23, 2-5 pm.
  • NDMOA Family Day: March 30 & April 27, 10 - 12 pm.
  • East Grand Forks Campbell Library: April 6, 11 am - 1 pm

STORYTIME

Immerse yourself in the enchanting tales of Maurice Sendak

  • East Grand Forks Campbell Library: March 18 & 21, 10 am

“WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE” MOVIE SCREENING

Surround yourself in Maurice Sendak’s enchanting world on the big screen.

  • Empire Arts Center: April 4, 7 pm, Admission is $5. Tickets available empireartscenter.com

WILD RUMPUS PARTY

Make a floating boat, design a kazoo to make music for goblins, and more!

  • East Grand Forks Campbell Library: April 16, 5:30 pm

PARADE

Participate in a Parade of Characters.

  • Paper Mache Heads Workshop | March 16 & 30 2-5 pm.
  • Parade | Arts for Vets at Downtown Live: April 11 --> 5 pm Dress, 6 pm Parade

FOR ADULTS

EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTIONS

  • North Dakota Museum of Art: March 14, 6 pm.
  • Arts for Vets: April 4, 5 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION

Listen to literary minds engage in discussion at the panel “Banning Children’s Books”.

MARCH MUGNESS & MONSTERS

Creative mugs and delightful coffee.

  • Muddy Waters: March 9, 10 am - 4 pm

To learn more about any of these events, please call 701-777-4195 for more information. 

 

 

 

Maurice Sendak 50 Years: Community Programs & Activities Map

Contact Information

261 Centennial Drive
Grand Forks, North Dakota