Dr. Seuss Art Gallery to Open in Chicago

Opening will be next weekend at Water Tower Place

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A gallery dedicated to the artwork of children's author Dr. Seuss is opening in downtown Chicago.

Dr. Seuss -- his real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel -- wrote and illustrated such classics as "The Cat in the Hat" and "Green Eggs and Ham."

Bill Dreyer, curator of "The Art of Dr. Seuss," said the exhibit will also include "midnight paintings" that "really stretch well beyond preconceived notions" of the author's art. Seuss did the paintings and sculptures at night and rarely if ever displayed them.

The opening will be next weekend at Water Tower Place. A permanent space will be set up along Michigan Avenue.

A portion of proceeds June 14 to June 29 will be donated to charity.

An exhibit called There’s Fun to Be Done! Dr. Seuss & The Art of Invention was at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry from October 2011 to January 2012.

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