RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION

Theodor Seuss Geisel’s unique artistic vision emerges as the golden thread linking each facet of his varied career. 

The Art of Dr. Seuss ─ A Retrospective and International Touring Exhibition celebrates not only the art and life of Theodor Seuss Geisel, but also chronicles the common artistic links found throughout Dr. Seuss’s nearly 70 years of creativity. This 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. Visitors chronologically walk through Dr. Seuss’s life as they weave through thirty-two didactic panels, intermingled with 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 both original materials and imagery re-created 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.