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'Secret' Dr. Seuss art comes to Holland Museum
'Secret' Dr. Seuss art comes to Holland Museum

HOLLAND, Mich. - Holland Museum kicks off its 2011 exhibition schedule on January 20 with its newest Focus Gallery exhibition, "The Cat Under the Hat: The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss."

The 'secret' art of Dr. Seuss is a collection of authorized estate editions based on paintings and sculpture created by Theodor Seuss Geisel at night for his own personal enjoyment. The locally-collected prints that comprise the exhibition represent a segment of Geisel's work rarely, if ever, exhibited during his lifetime. They also provide a deeper glimpse into the art and life of this celebrated American icon.
Illustrator by day, surrealist by night, Seuss created a body of irrepressible and instantly recognizable work. Yet, the Secret Art often shows a side of the artist that those familiar with him only through his classic children's books may have never seen. Created over a period of more than 60 years, the exhibition encompasses the entirety of Seuss's multi-dimensional talent. The artistic thread highlighted throughout the diverse collection is Geisel's wildly imaginative and surreal vision.
"The Cat Under the Hat" kicks off at Holland Museum with a Member Preview, January 19, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Live music and refreshments will be featured, along with a brief talk by Bill Dreyer, Artist Manager and Curator of The Art of Dr. Seuss.
The Holland Museum is located at 31 W. 10th Street. For more information, call (616) 394-1362, or visit hollandmuseum.org.