Explore a different side of Dr. Seuss by traveling through his art collection temporarily on display in Leawood

LEAWOOD, Kan. -- If you won't eat green eggs and ham in a house with a mouse or a box with a fox, maybe you'll consider looking at some art with heart.

Leawood Fine Arts off 117th and Roe is hosting a special look at the Dr. Seuss collection the weekend of September 9 through the 11.

All the pieces featured are reproductions of paintings and sculptures created by Theo Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss.

His wife owns the originals but allows just a select few galleries to sell reproductions.

The owners brought their pieces to Leawood to share another side of Dr. Seuss, who wasn't just a children's book author but also a political activist who shared his views through his art.

You can see his art Thursday through Sunday.

"I love Dr. Seuss's art," said Valerie Jackson who is one of the owners of the Dr. Seuss Art Collection. "I love the way he thought and I love the way he spoke and I just loved his ideas and his vision. And he was not just a book writer. "

"He had a very great imagination," Jackson added. "He saw the world through his own eyes and his eyes and his thoughts are just so different and fun and it makes you walk away with a big smile on your face. "