The gallery was one of a handful of galleries chosen to host the national touring exhibition of Hats Off to Dr. Seuss, January 31 thru February 16, 2014. The tour featured the Secret Art of Dr. Seuss and the Dr. Seuss Hat Collection.
The Dr. Seuss Hat Collection featured a large steamer trunk that opens up to display a number of hats out of the Dr. Seuss' home closet. Seuss loved collecting hats and felt they helped transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. His love for hats not only inspired the 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins but also found their way into many other books as well as into his personal art.
Curator, Bill Dreyer, flew in from Chicago to give a talk about the collection. Due to the community response Bill gave two evening presentations. We also had Bill help us off load the crates, which arrived only hours before the Friday night reception. WHEW!!!! It was a whirlwind of a day but in the spirit of Ted 'Dr. Seuss' Geisel, we came together, got the exhibit up and had a great show.
Below is a video made by one of the attendees to the show. Enjoy!