A selection of limited edition artwork from the Dr. Seuss estate will be on view at the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum at the Quadrangle from February 17 through May 27 in the special exhibition The Cat in the Hat Turns 50. The exhibition has been planned in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the publication of the famous Dr. Seuss book.
The artwork is on loan from R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton, which is presenting its own exhibition of Dr. Seuss material from February 27 through March 12. The gallery will host a reception on March 2, from 6-8 p.m., with a book-signing by Charles Cohen, author of Seuss, the Whole Seuss and Nothing but the Seuss. For information about the event, call the gallery at 413-586-3964. The exhibition at the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum will feature eight sculptures, including a bronze Cat in the Hat and a variety of whimsical Seussian creatures such as a "Semi-Normal Green Lidded Fawn" and a "Mulberry Street Unicorn." The exhibition will also include 13 framed prints of illustrations from Dr. Seuss books. The Springfield Museums will celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Cat in the Hat and the 103rd birthday of Springfield native Theodor Seuss Geisel with a Dr. Seuss Birthday Party on Saturday, March 3, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. For information about the event, call the Museums at 413-263-6800, ext. 420.