April 22, 2009

Wildlife museum plans Seuss exhibit

The National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyo., says the exhibit The Lorax: Original Illustrations by Dr. Seuss will open there next month.

The show chronicling the story's evolution from concept sketch to camera-ready line art will run from May 9 through Sept. 7, the museum said.

And though Seuss's fantastical wildlife -- including Brown Bar-ba-loots, Swomee-Swans and Humming-Fish -- may stand out among the museum's reality-based works, the idea of using original art to probe humanity's relationship with nature is at the very heart of the museum's mission, the facility said in a news release.

Special fun-for-kids activities tied to Seuss's art will be offered throughout the museum. The Lorax exhibition is included in museum admission.