Artnet News | Sarah Cascone
The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss, a new museum dedicated to legendary children’s author Theodor Seuss Geisel, opened June 3 in Springfield, Massachusetts, where the author was born in 1904. Over 2,000 guests reportedly attended the opening.
“Mulberry Street and lots of other elements in his stories originated here, from his experience as a kid,” Theodor Owens, the author’s great-nephew, told local television station WWLP. (Geisel’s first book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, was inspired by his childhood in Springfield, and the museum is located just a few short blocks away.) “He would be quite impressed with what they’ve put in the show, and to see kind of another side of his life—the more personal side, that doesn’t often get seen by the general public.”… Read more
Image: One of the brightly coloured rooms at the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss museum, this one inspired by his book Oh, the Places You’ll Go!. Courtesy of Mark Murray/the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss.