Hats Off to Dr. Seuss!

Check out the national touring exhibition of Seuss’s personal hat collection at Bella Arte Gallery, March 15th through 30th.

As I mentioned last week, Sunday marked the 110th anniversary of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Whenever your kids make it back to school they will likely spend the day decked out in Cat in the Hat hats, eating green eggs and ham, and maybe making a truffula tree or two. But the Seuss-centric celebrations don’t have to end there!

In honor of the 75th anniversary of Dr. Seuss’s second book, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, Bella Rate Gallery in Midlothian will host Hats Off to Dr. Seuss, a national touring exhibition featuring Seuss’s never-before-seen hat collection. In fact, this exhibition is the first time many of these hats have ever left the Seuss Estate in La Jolla, California. Appearing alongside the Hats Off to Dr. Seuss exhibition, Secret Art will feature a series of Seuss Estate-authorized works adapted and reproduced from his original paintings, drawings, and sculptures.

Hats Off to Dr. Seuss and Secret Art open at Bella Arte Gallery on Saturday, March 15th. Opening celebrations will run from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a 7:00 PM talk from Dr. Seuss Collection Curator, Bill Dreyer. Wear a “Seussian-inspired” hat to be entered to win prizes. Please RSVP to 804.794.1511 or email BellaArte@msn.com if you’re planning to attend Mr. Dreyer’s talk. There is no charge for the opening festivities or to attend the exhibitions.

Hats Off to Dr. Seuss and Secret Art will stay at Bella Arte Gallery through March 30th. For more information, visit bella-arte.com.

Bella Arte Gallery

  • 3734 Winterfield Road
  • Exhibit hours: Sunday, 12:00 — 4:00 PM; Monday through Friday, 11:00 AM — 7:00 PM; and Saturday, 10:00 AM — 4:00 PM
  • 804.794.1511
  • bella-arte.com
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Valerie Catrow

Valerie Catrow is editor of RVAFamily, mother to a mop-topped first grader, and always really excited to go to bed.

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