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Jerome's Brings Dr. Seuss to San Diego History Center

Dr. SeussJerome's Furniture will sponsor a tribute to Dr. Seuss and Theodor Geisel as part of the San Diego History Center's centennial celebration.

Festivities launch Nov. 21 at the Balboa Park facility with a marquee exhibition celebrating San Diego’s renowned local author, Theodor Geisel. Titled "Ingenious! The World of Dr. Seuss," the exhibition, developed in cooperation with locally-based Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Chase Art Companies, will feature artwork by Geisel, some inspired by San Diego locales. The whimsical, fun-filled exhibition also will include family-friendly activities based on Dr. Seuss books’ underlying themes: literacy, the environment, family and community.

“Dr. Seuss Enterprises is proud to bring this exhibition to Ted’s home for the people of San Diego to enjoy,” said Susan Brandt, president of Dr. Seuss Enterprises. “Many locals know that Dr. Seuss lived here, and while they have read his books many have not yet seen his art. This exhibition will show the community another fantastical side of Dr. Seuss.”

“Jerome's Furniture is honored to be the presenting sponsor of this unique exhibition celebrating Dr. Seuss and his connection to Southern California, families, and literacy,” said Jerry Navarra, the retailer's chairman and namesake. “We are particularly pleased to underwrite the launch of this exhibition in 2014, our 60th anniversary year. As a longtime San Diego family business, we support this family-friendly exhibition celebrating the work of Theodor Geisel, a fellow San Diegan, as our gift to the community and as part of the 2015 Centennial Celebration of our beloved Balboa Park.

“I read Dr. Seuss books to my children, and now I read them to my grandchildren. They inspire and teach in such a fun way.”

Cagan stated said the exhibition is a unique two-fold presentation: "We will feature the artwork of Theodor Geisel, particularly works inspired by our locale, providing an exceptional opportunity to showcase him as a serious San Diego artist; and we will create a dynamic, immersive family experience inspired by the whimsically creative books of Dr. Seuss.”

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