Seuss 25th anniversary exhibit makes N.O. stop
Dr. Seuss exhibit set in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS — Angela King Gallery in New Orleans will the “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” exhibition. The exhibition opens May 27 and presents through June 26.
Twenty-five years have passed since Dr. Seuss’s last book, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!.” was published in 1990. In honor of this milestone, a special exhibition is traveling North America to artistically highlight the scores of places and eras Dr. Seuss has taken his readers with his collection of artwork.
Throughout a lifelong adventure into “logical insanity,” Ted Geisel transported viewers through an astonishing visual journey, the news release stated.
In his final book, Geisel gathered his favorite unpublished sketches, pinned them up on the cork walls of his studio and then set about finding a way to make them connect. The result was the most powerful graphic work he had done in many years.
Nine expertly crafted works, adapted from Dr. Seuss’s original concept drawings for “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!,” are presented within a specially made collector’s edition case, which includes an introductory letter from Audrey Geisel, a rare photograph of Geisel in his studio with images from the project, and excerpts from his original manuscript.
As part of her February 2015 letter accompanying the portfolio, Audrey Geisel writes: “He was taking everything he knew and putting it into the life-voyage of this particular little boy. Ted is indeed the boy in the pajamas in Oh, the Places You’ll Go! This portfolio, published on the 25th anniversary of Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is the capstone of his enduring legacy.”
Admission is free. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. For information online visit www.thestripedhat.com or call 504-524-8211.
The gallery is located at 241 Royal St.