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A Virtual Look into Sendak's Designs for Opera and Ballet

Tuesday, June 28, 12 pm
This is a virtual program

Join us as we take a virtual backstage tour of our special exhibition Drawing the Curtain: Maurice Sendak’s Designs for Opera and Ballet. Assistant Curator of the Collection, Diana Greenwald, will discuss the beloved children’s book author’s “second act” as a set and costume designer for opera and ballet.


Free for all members and patrons, registration is required. To reserve your tickets click the RESERVE YOUR TICKET button, or contact the Membership Office at 617.566.5643, or

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Drawing the Curtain: Maurice Sendak's Designs for Opera and Ballet was organized by the Morgan Library & Museum, New York, and reimagined by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for its Boston premiere.

The exhibition is supported by:
Nora McNeely Hurley / Manitou Fund
Gregory Maguire
Patricia Romeo-Gilbert and Paul Gilbert

Media Partner: WERS and ERS+

The Museum receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which is supported by the state of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.