“The World of Dr. Seuss” Exhibit Opens in Balboa Park

Will feature new art and old classics

A new exhibition opening tomorrow in Balboa Park will let Dr. Seuss fans young and old sink their teeth into his lifetime of work.

"INGENIUOUS! The World of Dr. Seuss" features never-before-seen artwork in addition to classic children’s books from Theodor Seuss Geisel, like Cat in the Hat and Horton Hears a Who, in a colorful and interactive exhibition.

The world-famous author had a significant connection to San Diego.

"When you look at what he was doing here from 1948 to the end of his life in 1991, he made most of his children's books here, at least half of them and he also painted artworks during that entire time," said curator Bill Dryer.

The materials are drawn from public and private collections, including the Dr. Seuss Archives at UC San Diego, the LBJ Presidential Library and the Dr. Seuss Estate.

The exhibition also includes secret art the artist created for himself at night, Dryer said, work that few people have seen because they were rarely if ever exhibited during his lifetime.

"The World of Dr. Seuss" opens Nov. 22 and runs through December 31, 2015 at the San Diego History Center on El Prado in Balboa Park.

Admission for adults is $8 and is free for children under the age of 6.

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