Roundup: Two videos and text reports about the new Dr. Seuss Museum that opened one week ago in Springfield, MA.
1. View Video: Runs 4:45 (via MassLive/YouTube)
In the world of Dr. Seuss, it is not officially Seussian unless Susan Brandt says it is.
As president of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P., Brandt ultimately has the final say in all licensing and marketing of the Dr. Seuss brand. She has been instrumental in approving many of the elements that are going into the new Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum.
Given a tour of the facility by John Simpson, the project director and artistic director for the museum, Brandt walked from room to room with varying degrees of astonishment and wonder.
Although workers were still putting the finishing touches on several items in the room in advance of the grand opening, Brandt said she was most impressed with the overall design and layout.
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2. View Video: Runs 4:08 via AP Archive/YouTube
From the AP:
From the squiggly, pink handrails outside the entrance to the front hall decorated with scenes from “And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street” — a real street just blocks away — the new Amazing World of Dr. Seuss museum says “You’re off to Great Places!”
The museum dedicated to Theodor Geisel — who under the pen name Dr. Seuss wrote and illustrated dozens of rhyming children’s books including “The Cat in the Hat” and “Green Eggs and Ham” — features interactive exhibits, artwork never before displayed publicly and explains how his childhood experiences in the city about 90 miles west of Boston shaped his work.
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