Dr. Seuss Wants You!

“Dr. Seuss,” whose real-life name was Theodor Seuss Geisel, is best known for his children’s books written under the “Dr. Seuss” pen name, but he was a life-long cartoonist and served as chief political cartoonist for the New York newspaper PM from 1941-1943, a period in which the Nazi regime prospered – prompting more than 400 editorial cartoons from Geisel.

The unexpected and serious side of Geisel’s work provides new insights into an America divided during that time. He focused on the concerns that America needed to address while World War II engulfed the world and demonstrated in simple truth how individuals must become aware, informed and involved in their surroundings to take thoughtful and decisive action.

His work continues to inspire people of all backgrounds and ages to think and care about the fate of humanity.

The exhibit is traveled by the The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education in Cincinnati, Ohio and is based on the book “Dr. Seuss Goes to War” by historian Richard H. Minear. This exhibit is generously underwritten by Houston Endowment, Inc., with special thanks to Continental Airlines, official airline of Holocaust Museum Houston.

November 26, 2008 - July 5, 2009

Central Gallery

M: Closed
T-W: 10 am to 5 pm
Th: 10 am to 8 pm
F-Sa: 10 am to 5 pm
Su: Noon to 5 pm