If green eggs and ham mean nothing more to you than “Atkins-approved,” it’s time to see a different doctor and get back in touch with the Sneetches, Hortons, and hopped-on pops of your past.
“The Art of Dr. Seuss,” a retrospective and national touring exhibit, celebrates the 100th birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, the cartoonist who gave you your first dose of surrealistic life lessons. But don’t expect bedtime stories — most of the 150 pieces on display include obscurities like the secret art Seuss painted late at night, his early work in advertising, fictional taxidermy projects (two-horned Drouberhannis, anyone?), and rare books that never quite went the places others had gone.
Just the prescription for keeping your inner child safe from the Grinch. Or Atkins for that matter.
“The Art of Dr. Seuss,” is on view at the Atlas Galleries through September 6. From August 13 at 535 North Michigan Avenue, at Grand Avenue (312-329-9330); from August 16 at 900 North Michigan Avenue, at Delaware Place (312-649-0999). Call galleries for times.
Photo credit: © 2003 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. All rights reserved.