The Many Hats of Dr. Seuss

I am saddened by the fact that I missed out on this truly fantastical looking exhibition, Hats Off to Dr. Seuss,  that was held till a few days ago at the New York Public Library.

Dr. Seuss was an avid hat collector known to wear one of his crazy hats for inspiration while writing, and at dinner parties, it was often a tradition for each guest to wear a hat.  In his artwork, as in his personal life, Dr. Seuss saw hats as transformational.

However, for my fellow New Yorkers or those visiting our fine city, “paintings that accompany the exhibit will be up at the Animazing Gallery in SoHo, NYC  February 13  –  February 18.”

The travelling exhibition is in honor of the 75th Anniversary of Dr. Seuss’ book, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins. This yearlong celebration is moving around to various other cities, as well, so make sure to check the official website for dates and locations. If you are unable to attend any of the locations, the Huffington Post has a nifty slideshow that offers a glimpse at some of the hats and additional illustrations.