National Touring Exhibition
Dr. Seuss’s private hat collection to tour for the first time in history!
Never-before-seen hats from Dr. Seuss’s Private Collection along with over 80 works of limited edition fine art consisting of Dr. Seuss’s Secret Art, Illustrations, Bronze Sculptures and 3-D Taxidermy Sculptures collection.
All artwork is available for acquisition
Friday, September 20 – Saturday, October 6
West Bloomfield, Michigan 48322
The Art of Dr. Seuss curator, Bill Dreyer, will be on hand to unveil the hat collection at the opening evening event from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Art Leaders. He will deliver a speech about the exhibition at 7pm.
Detroit, MI – To this day, few authors are better known than Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, his Secret Art and his fantastical Hat Collection are virtually unknown to the general public. Throughout his lifetime, Ted Geisel created paintings and collected hats which he secreted away in a hidden closet at the Seuss Estate.
In honor of the 75th anniversary of Dr. Seuss’s second book, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, a special Hats Off to Dr. Seuss! Exhibition has been mounted that combines these two secret collections. Audrey S. Geisel, the widow of Dr. Seuss, has generously opened up the Estate’s legendary “hat closet” to allow the public a peek at Dr. Seuss’s hat collection. These hats, along with the Secret Art, will travel the country and visit select venues throughout the next year. Hats Off to Dr. Seuss! is an incomparable exhibition as this is the first time any of these hats have traveled outside the Seuss Estate.
The Hats Off to Dr. Seuss! Exhibition will feature Dr. Seuss’s never-before-seen hat collection alongside his little-known Secret Art, a series of Estate authorized works adapted from Ted Geisel’s original drawings, paintings, and sculpture. This historic collection has opened the world’s eyes to the extraordinary artistic talent of Dr. Seuss and will be available for viewing and purchase through the run of the exhibition.