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Childhood Icons, the '70s, Environmental Devastation and More on View in Art Around Connecticut This Fall
In a collaborative comic strip created with Art Spiegelman for The New Yorker, Connecticut's own Maurice Sendak once remarked, "Childhood is deep and rich. It's vital, mysterious, and profound. I remember my own childhood vividly…I knew terrible things…but I knew I mustn't let adults know I knew…it would scare them." No artist or writer since perhaps the Brothers Grimm has captured that special combination of beauty, imagination and fear that is the childhood experience. So many mysteries, so few explanations.
By Alan Bisbort
September 12, 2013