‘Where the Wild Things Are’ drawings go up at Museum of Science and Industry

The center of the exhibit is four original lithographs from "Where the Wild Things Are." (Sam Cholke / DNAinfo)

The center of the exhibit is four original lithographs from "Where the Wild Things Are." (Sam Cholke / DNAinfo)

HYDE PARK — The original drawings from Maurice Sendak’s children’s classic “Where the Wild Things Are” have just gone up for a new exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry.

On Thursday, the museum, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, opened “Where the Wild Things Are: The Works of Maurice Sendak” with 48 original drawings by the author and illustrator.

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Four of the original lithographs — with mellow and muted colors, as Sendak always wanted them for the children’s classic — are the centerpiece of the exhibit, which is included with entry to the museum.

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