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Dr. Seuss: The Out-Takes



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    We'd open this with a whimsical rhyme if we could. (They didn't teach us that in journalism school, though.)

    Nonetheless, the work of everyone's fave kids' author, Dr. Seuss, is on view in Secrets of the Deep, a free exhibition at P&C Art Gallery (212 King St., Alexandria), featuring original artwork from Dr. Seuss' never-before-seen personal collection, accumulated during a career of nearly 70 years.

    Running now through Dec. 24, the show includes two exclusive tour editions, "The Cat Behind the Hat" and "Cuddle Fish," in conjunction with the release of the first book about the artist in more than 15 years, "Dr. Seuss' Secrets of the Deep: The Lost, Forgotten, and Hidden Works of Theodor Seuss Geisel."

    Honoring his expressed wish to his wife to have his private artworks released to the public, Secrets of the Deep will also more than 40 previously unknown pieces of personal work that was found behind closed doors at Ted's La Jolla, Calif., home.

    "Secrets of the Deep" is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.