The Many Paths of Dr. Seuss: Four Points of the Compass

May 9 - July 11, 2004
East Gallery

This exhibit explores the rarely seen original art from Dr. Seuss’s first picture book, And to Think that I Saw it on Mulberry Street (1937) to his last, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! (1990). Also included are illustrations from Seuss’s two most political books, The Lorax and The Butter Battle Book. The Mulberry Street drawings are exhibited for the first time and The Lorax illustrations are a loan from LBJ Library in Austin, Texas—the gift of the artist in honor of Ladybird Johnson’s commitment to environmental issues. The art for these two books is the only material not in the Seuss Archive at the University of California at San Diego.

This exhibition was made possible in part by generous support from the Hsin Yi Foundation, Taiwan, Random House, Inc., and The Dr. Seuss Foundation and Audrey Geisel.