So 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:
|Jan. 11 – Jan. 26, 2014||Syd Entel Gallery||Tampa, FL||247 Main St.
Saftey Habor, FL
|Feb. 1 – Feb. 16, 2014||Ann Jackson Gallery||Atlanta, GA||932 Canton St
|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!