Dr. Seuss had a thing with hats (and it’s pretty darn cool.)

tedraisingmoneySo Dr. Seuss, had a thing with hats. Not just regular ball caps mind you but, as is only fitting, whimsical, fantastical hats. He started collecting hats in 1930.  His sister even remarked, ““Ted has another peculiar hobby—that of collecting hats of every description. Why, he must have several hundred and he is using them as the foundation of his next book.”

Now I know what you are thinking. Hats. What’s the big deal. But from what I saw off the website, these hats are pretty darn interesting, and some of them (duh) appear in his work in one shape or another.

Now if this isn’t enough of a reason to go road trip it to Fl or one of the other states which hosts the exhibit, the exhibit also includes some of the secret art of Dr. Seuss.

Below are the current dates for the exhibit:

Dates Gallery Name City Address Contact
Jan. 11 – Jan. 26, 2014 Syd Entel Gallery Tampa, FL 247 Main St.
Saftey Habor, FL
(727) 725-1808
Feb. 1 – Feb. 16, 2014 Ann Jackson Gallery Atlanta, GA 932 Canton St
Roswell, GA
(770) 993-4783
Feb. 22 – March 9, 2014 R. Michelson Gallery Northampton, MA 132 Main Street (413) 586-3964
March 15 – March 30, 2014 Bella Arte Gallery Midlothian, VA 3734 Winterfield Road (804) 794-1511
June 7 – June 22, 2014 Angela King Gallery New Orleans, LA 716 Bienville Street (504) 524-8211
June 28 – July 13, 2014 Marcus Ashley Gallery South Lake Tahoe, CA 4000 Lake Tahoe Blvd (530) 544-4278

This exhibition is comprised of twenty six original hats from Dr. Seuss’s estate, alongside authorized Estate Editions adapted and reproduced from Ted Geisel’s original artworks. If you are lucky enough to be where it is touring, check it out!