The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss at Clinton Center

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose- Dr. Seuss

The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss. Photo by Z. Clift

I had a chance to attend the opening reception of the new exhibit at the Clinton Center: The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss. The exhibit (which can be found on the Garden View room on the first floor and the south half of the Changing Exhibit Gallery on the 3rd floor) includes drawings, statues and paintings by Ted Geisel ( aka Dr. Seuss).

The art spans from the start of his career in 1928 to his passing in 1991. Geisel is well known for children’s book such as The Cat in the Hat and The Lorax.  The exhibition focuses on a sector of Geisels’s work that many might not know about- such as surrealist paintings he worked on at night after finishing his commercial and book illustrations. Geisel never showed these during his life and created them mostly for his own entertainment.  If you want to check it out, the exhibit will be at the Clinton Center in Little Rock through May 22.

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