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'Hats Off To Dr. Seuss!' National Touring Exhibition


  • WHEN Ongoing from now until August 25, 2013[days & times]
  • WHERE Chuck Jones Gallery, 232 Fifth Avenue San Diego, CA 92101
  • AGES Not available
  • COST Not available

Join us for the "Hats Off to Dr. Seuss!" National Touring Exhibition. Dr. Seuss’s private hat collection to tour for the first time in history!

Few authors are better known than Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, yet, to this day, his Secret Art and his fantastical Hat Collection are virtually unknown to the American public. Throughout his lifetime, Ted Geisel created paintings and collected hats which he secreted away in a hidden closet at Seuss House.

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. Visit:

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 artworks 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.

The "Hats Off to Dr. Seuss!" Exhibition is a rare opportunity to view Dr. Seuss’s wonderful hat collection and view their direct impact on his works of art. Traveling in a specially retrofitted old fashioned steamer trunk, this exhibition will debut in San Diego, California from August 9 through August 25, 2013, at Chuck Jones Gallery.

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The Art of Dr. Seuss curator, Jeff Schuffman, will unveil the hat collection at the opening evening event on Saturday, August 10 at 6:00 – 9:00 PM. Mr. Schuffman, a Collection Curator and international authority on the art of Dr. Seuss, will provide insight into Geisel’s artistic life, his unique vision, and his significant impact on American culture

RSVP Suggested: Call 619.294.9880

Location: Chuck Jones Gallery, 232 Fifth Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 Google Map

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Promotional graphic for the "Hats Off To Dr. Seuss!" Nati...

Above: Promotional graphic for the "Hats Off To Dr. Seuss!" National Touring Exhibition on display at Chuck Jones Gallery August 9 through August 25, 2013.


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