Hanukkah Lamp, Karl Hagenauer, Vienna, designed 1919-28, copper alloy: cast. The Jewish Museum, New York: Purchase: Gift in memory of Joseph B. Hornik and Elizabeth Cats, 2005-43.
Maurice Sendak, final illustration for In Grandpa's House (1985) by Philip Sendak, 1982, pencil on paper. Maurice Sendak Collection, Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia.
An Artist Remembers: Hanukkah Lamps Selected by Maurice Sendak
from Dec. 2, 2011 through Jan. 29, 2012
This new exhibition features thirty-three Hanukkah lamps of varied eras and styles, selected by renowned author and illustrator Maurice Sendak from The Jewish Museum's extensive collection. This highly personal selection echoes the quality of line and depth of emotion that define Sendak's work. Lamps on view represent 11 countries and were created from the 18th to the 20th centuries. Also included are two original drawings from Sendak's Zlateh the Goat and Other Stories (1966) and In Grandpa's House (1985), and audio excerpts from a conversation between Maurice Sendak and Jewish Museum curators Susan Braunstein and Claudia Nahson. The Hanukkah lamps transmit his hope that younger generations will keep the memory of the vanished Eastern European world of his immigrant Jewish parents alive.
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