The Children’s Museum of Houston is honoring the one and only Theodor Geisel, more popularly known as Dr. Seuss, with an exhibit called “Merry Grinchmas: The Art of Dr. Seuss.” The museum’s halls will be filled with Seuss’s unique artwork from dozen’s of books including The Lorax, Horton Hears a Who and, of course, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. “What’s made Dr. Seuss’s style so lasting and beloved is that his stories transcend cultures and generations,” said Henry Yau, public relations and promotions director at CMH. “They are whimsical, colorful, fun and there’s always a lesson to be learned. Those lessons are told in cheeky satire, but they are told in a way that children understand.” In addition to examples of his world-famous book art, there will also be rarely shown drawings done for advertising, political cartoons and military propaganda on display in order to better grasp the entirety of the artist’s amazing life. Also included will be some of his unorthodox taxidermy collection — lifelike mounted heads of whimsical characters in the style of Dr. Seuss.
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