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Dr. Seuss exhibit to open at Breman Jewish Museum

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"Horton Hears a Who!" is part of the Breman Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum's Dr. Seuss exhibition opening Feb. 14. AJC photos by Jamie Gumbrecht

Dr. Seuss’ style is unmistakable, and Ted Geisel is leaving a mark all over Atlanta the next few weeks.

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Kids can relax and read among turtles in the Seuss exhibition.

The Cobb Symphony and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will both perform pieces inspired by the famous author-illustrator’s work in the next few weeks.

The great highlight, though, will be  new exhibition opening this weekend at The Breman Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum shows his political cartooning, then dives into his famous artwork for children.

It has a tone far lighter than the heart-shaking Holocaust exhibition across the hall, but kids and adults can both get a lot out of it. The political cartoons are mostly signed “Tedd,” and show a developing style made famous by Horton and the Grinch.

The second half takes kids (and their nostalgic parents, too) into interactive spaces to make noise like the Whos, to stack turtles ala Yertle, experience their own Butter Battle or step-through a Sneetch star machine.

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Geisel's cartoons deal with war and politics...and more.

Want to go?

  • “Dr. Seuss Goes to War…and More!” opens Feb. 14 at The Breman Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-3 pm. Friday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. $10, $7 for ages 62 and older, $5 for students, $2 for children ages 3-6, free for children younger than 3.  Museum is inside the Selig Center, 1440 Spring St. N.W., Atlanta. 678-222-3700, www.thebreman.org.
  • The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs “Green Eggs and Ham” by Robert Kapilow. 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. March 14. $15-$20. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-733-4900, www.atlantasymphony.org.
  • Green Eggs and…Amadeus? a Tiny Tots Family Performance by Cobb Symphony Orchestra. 10 a.m. Feb. 13. Free. $4-$12. Murray Arts Center, 2250 Stilesboro Road N.W., Kennesaw. 770-429-7016, www.cobbsymphony.org.

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