hr. Hats Off to Dr. Seuss! Coming to Austin
Dr. Seuss’s books, full of imaginative creatures and gravity-defying Seussian rhyme, are a well-read mainstay of children’s literature; but did you know about his secret collection of hats and paintings? This is the 75th anniversary of his second book, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, and to honor the momentous occasion, these collections are traveling around the country in a specially retrofitted old fashioned steamer trunk, rolling into Austin this April.
The Hats Off to Dr. Seuss! Exhibition provides a rare opportunity to view Dr. Seuss’s hat collection-the first time these hats have left the Seuss Estate-and examine their impact on his art. The exhibition will run from April 5th through April 20th at ART on 5th Gallery, and The Art of Dr. Seuss curator, Bill Dreyer, will be on hand to unveil the hat collection at the opening reception from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday, April 6 (rsvp and event details for the opening reception here).
You can read more about the unique and exciting exhibition in this N.Y. Times article.
WHAT: Never-before-seen hats from Dr. Seuss’s private collection, along with prints & sculpture from the Art of Dr. Seuss Collection.
WHEN: Friday, April 5 – Saturday, April 20, 2013
WHERE: ART on 5th Gallery (NEW LOCATION), 3005 South Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX