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Plan For Sendak Museum In Ridgefield Scuttled

Plans to create a museum dedicated to the life and work of Maurice Sendak at the Philip Johnson building has been dropped by the author's foundation. The famed author and illustrator, known best for "Where the Wild Things Are," lived in Ridgefield.
Plans to create a museum dedicated to the life and work of Maurice Sendak at the Philip Johnson building has been dropped by the author's foundation. The famed author and illustrator, known best for "Where the Wild Things Are," lived in Ridgefield. Photo Credit: The Maurice Sendak Foundation

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Plans to create a museum dedicated to the life and work of Maurice Sendak at the Philip Johnson building, named for the famous architect who deisgned it, have been put on hold after the author's foundation rejected the site, according to the News Times.

The Sendak Foundation, said the building on Old Quarry Road would not work, according to the News Times. Sendak, a famed children’s author and illustrator’s who wrote "Where the Wild Things Are," was a longtime Ridgefield resident who died in 2012, according to the News Times.

The foundation said they had made numerous trips to the museum and after careful consideration decidedt it wasn't suitable, citing water damage from a flood last year and the proximity of a new housing development that is under construction as reasons for rejecting the property, according to the News Times.

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