The Upcountry History Museum’s newest exhibit celebrates the work and life of Theodor Seuss Geisel and chronicles the common artistic links found throughout his nearly seventy years of creativity.
This incredible exhibition explores known and unknown facets of Ted Geisel’s life including careers as an editorial cartoonist, advertiser, military propagandist, children’s book author, poet, sculptor, and influential artist.
The works of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to his reading audience as Dr. Seuss, have entertained and educated children and their parents for over half a century. In fabricating tales and bringing fantastic creatures to life in the imaginations of young and old alike, he has given us the likes of the Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Yertle the Turtle, the Grinch, and the Lorax.
These creations are fun, but with a serious purpose. They teach reading, self-confidence, and the wonderful possibilities of our imaginations.
Visitors will walk through Dr. Seuss’s life as they weave through a mind-altering collection of estate authorized artworks adapted and reproduced from Dr. Seuss’s original paintings, drawings, and sculpture. Works in the exhibition include materials and imagery from significant public and private collections, including the University of California San Diego archives, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library, and the Dr. Seuss Estate, and feature rare and never-before-seen images from the 1920s to the 1990s.
Visitors young and old will enter the magical world of Dr. Seuss and experience almost seven decades of work that, in every respect is uniquely, stylistically and endearingly Seussian.
The Upcountry History Museum is honored to have been selected by Seuss Enterprises to be the final stop on the spectacular Dr. Seuss exhibition tour.
The exhibition is open through May 21st, 2017.
Please visit www.upcountryhistory.org for additional information.