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PHOTO GALLERY: Where the Wild Things Are at NMA


The press and public are invited to the grand opening of the Wild Things Exhibit in the Nevada Museum of Art on March 1, 2014 for a glimpse into the imagination and illustrations of Maurice Sendak.

The exhibit is from March 1 through April 27,2014. It will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and on Thursdays until 8 p.m..This new exhibit is on its last tour of the U.S, making its final stop in Reno.

This is the first exhibit after Maurice Sendak’s death a year ago. The Wild Things offers a unique insight to the illustrations behind Sendak’s hit children’s shot stories. For the duration of the exhibit there will be story time readings, and a pajama movie night showing the Hollywood hit movie: Wild Things. In addition there is also an Instagramcontest being held every two weeks and the best picture awards will receive Nevada Museum Apparel, #nevadaart. The Nevada Museum of Art is also currently offering translations of the exhibit in Spanish to the community.

“We built a special boat for this exhibit. Nevada Museum of Art is a community resource and it’s important to design an exhibit for families,” said Amanda Horn the Director of Communication at the Nevada Museum of Art.

The Wild Things Exhibit has reached its last stop on its tour and is proud to spend the remainder of the tour at the Nevada Museum of Art. Nevada Museum of Art has been around since 1931 and joins the ranks of the 5% of all museums that are accredited by the American Association of Museums.

Victoria Janicke
Victoria Janicke
Torri is back in Reno in pursuit of what sets her soul on fire: documenting social issues and following stories wherever she goes. After her last freelance story with ThisIsReno in 2014, Torri has spent the past four years as a bilingual advocate for victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and other traumatic crimes in diverse cities from San Diego to the rural deep South where she earned her master's degree in social work. There, she developed a successful non-profit food pantry on campus, established, and created a disaster relief initiative for the School of Social Work and even volunteered to support refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan over a winter holiday break.