Dr. Seuss' private hat collection is going on tour for the first time and will make a stop on Long Island in November.
LaMantia Gallery, at 127 Main St. in Northport, will be hosting The "Hats Off to Dr. Seuss!" exhibit Nov. 8-30 in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Dr. Seuss' second book, "The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins." This is the first time any of these hats have traveled outside the Seuss estate.
"Dr. Seuss saw hats as transformational," states the exhibit's news release. "Far beyond their functionality, hats were the accent -- the exclamation point -- on a person's behavior."
This exhibition will also feature Dr. Seuss’ little-known Secret Art Collection, a series of estate-authorized works adapted from Ted Geisel’s (aka Dr. Seuss) original drawings, paintings and sculpture.
There will also be "Green Eggs and Ham: Would You? Could You? In a Car" serigraph prints signed by celebrity race car driver Jeff Gordon, whose foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for pediatric cancer. Each purchase of the print will help Chase Art Companies support the Hats Off to Hope! initiative.
For more information, visit lamantiagallery.com or call 631-754-8414.