We are big fans of Dr. Seuss in our house. My six-year-old can now read every one of his books that we have collected, and my three-year-old frequently requests him to do so! The rhymes and pictures of Dr. Seuss are such a family favorite that when I heard we could go see his limited edition secret artwork (for FREE!), I jumped at the chance!
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Dr. Seuss: The Whimsy and Wonder of Theodor Geisel
Art for the People is presenting The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss collection in collaboration with ARTon5th, now through January 10, 2016. See evocative paintings, rare prints, and incredible wall-mounted animal sculptures that will inspire every Seuss lover, young and old.
Following the death of Theodor Seuss Geisel, his wife allowed for reproductions to be made of his original art pieces that were on display in their home. The art pieces, which had never before been seen by the public, are now available as numbered limited editions for sale. For more information, this link provides the backstory.
Special Events at Art for the People
This weekend, Art for the People will host FREE Dr. Seuss Kids activities with coloring, silly putty, and a scavenger hunt on Saturday, December 12 (10 a.m – 8 p.m.) and Sunday, December 13 (12-6 p.m.). Contact the gallery to RSVP.
On Sunday, December 20 at 2 p.m., visit Art for the People for Dr. Seuss face painting, a Seuss story time, and a guided tour for adults by Joe Segal, the owner of ART on 5th.
A Photo Tour of the Exhibition
My three-year-old, Gus, was thrilled to see a giant stuffed Grinch, as we had just watched our favorite Christmas movie the day before!
Art for the People
Address: 1711 South 1st Street, Austin.
Hours: Closed Monday; Tuesday – Thursday from 12-6 p.m.; Friday – Saturday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday from 12-6 p.m.
The gallery also happens to be right next door to our family’s favorite gelato place in town, Dolce Neve! Their treats are so good that this is how you feel when someone tries to steal a bite of your gelato:
By the way, if you like the shirts my boys are wearing here, they can be found in our online shop! Free shipping for locals with the code LOCAL! They make great holiday presents!