The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Join us for Art, Music and Theatre!
(721)

This mission for The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA, is to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books. A leading advocate in its field, The Carle collects, preserves, presents and celebrates picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world.

Did you know The Carle's exhibitions travel?  We've also created wonderful exhibitions for children's museums. Check out...
05/16/2019
Traveling Exhibitions | Carle Museum

Did you know The Carle's exhibitions travel? We've also created wonderful exhibitions for children's museums. Check out our traveling exhibition schedule.

We look forward to welcoming David Small and Sarah Stewart to The Carle this Saturday!  They are traveling here from Mic...
05/15/2019

We look forward to welcoming David Small and Sarah Stewart to The Carle this Saturday! They are traveling here from Michigan.

Meet David Small
May 18,1:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

Recommended for ages 16 and up

Meet author-illustrator David Small as he talks about his graphic novel, Home After Dark. Small’s first graphic novel since his best-selling and award-winning graphic memoir, Stitches, Home After Dark delves into the impact of adolescence devoid of positive male models and the often-murky moral decisions boys must make at school, around their community, and inside the home.

David Small, author of the #1 New York Times best-selling Stitches, is the recipient of the Caldecott Medal, two Caldecott Honors, the Christopher Medal, the E. B. White Award, and is a National Book Award Finalist. He and his wife, author Sarah Stewart, live in Michigan.

Book signing to follow program. Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at [email protected].

"Art allows us to express feelings and thoughts in a non-verbal way, which has led to clinicians and researchers to stud...
05/15/2019
Newsroom - How Making Art Can Help Promote Wellness

"Art allows us to express feelings and thoughts in a non-verbal way, which has led to clinicians and researchers to study the positive effects it may have on our overall well-being."

Studies have shown that creating art can help boost mood, reduce stress, and promote other forms of wellness.

#WordlessWednesday
05/15/2019

#WordlessWednesday

Book news from Publishers Weekly:
05/14/2019
Wimpy Kid 14 Title and Cover Revealed

Book news from Publishers Weekly:

Abrams’s Amulet Books imprint has announced that 'Wrecking Ball,' book 14 in author-illustrator Jeff Kinney’s global hit series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, will be published simultaneously around the world on November 5.

Become a #Member and join The Carle for the Member’s Opening of The Picture Book Odysseys of Peter Sis on June 15!  It...
05/14/2019

Become a #Member and join The Carle for the Member’s Opening of The Picture Book Odysseys of Peter Sis on June 15! It’s sure to be a special evening at The Carle! Have you met Peter? He has an amazing story to tell! Join today https://shop.carlemuseum.org/category/memberships-donations/become-member
and RSVP for this summer event.

The following day (6/15) there will be a guided gallery tour and book signing for the public.

Peter Sís invites readers on incredible journeys. His picture book biographies recount the real-life travels of British biologist Charles Darwin and French pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. He depicts the life and persecution of 17th-century Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei. Born in Czechoslovakia, Sís transports readers to the ancient city of Prague in The Three Golden Keys and explores its political past in The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain. He chronicles his father’s two-year odyssey in the Himalaya Mountains in Tibet Through the Red Box, and creates a modern-day fairytale in Madlenka. This exhibition showcases more than 90 original illustrations from 26 picture books, ranging from Sís’s exquisitely detailed paintings of historical narratives to the bold graphics of his early readers. A selection of painted objects and public art projects showcase other facets of his award-winning career.

This exhibition is made possible with generous support from Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.

Peter Sís, Illustration for Robinson (Scholastic Press). Collection of the artist. © 2017 Peter Sís. Courtesy of Scholastic Inc.

From NYPL The New York Public Library.
05/13/2019
Children's Books Set in Libraries

From NYPL The New York Public Library.

For many children, libraries are among their first social places. A place where the furniture is their size, where they can be among their peers, and follow their curiosity. Here are a few children's books set in libraries. If you have a library kid, these titles will make them feel right at home.

Meet David SmallMay 18, 1:00pmFree with Museum AdmissionRecommended for ages 16 and upMeet author-illustrator David Smal...
05/13/2019

Meet David Small

May 18, 1:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

Recommended for ages 16 and up

Meet author-illustrator David Small as he talks about his graphic novel, Home After Dark. Small’s first graphic novel since his best-selling and award-winning graphic memoir, Stitches, Home After Dark delves into the impact of adolescence devoid of positive male models and the often-murky moral decisions boys must make at school, around their community, and inside the home.

David Small, author of the #1 New York Times best-selling Stitches, is the recipient of the Caldecott Medal, two Caldecott Honors, the Christopher Medal, the E. B. White Award, and is a National Book Award Finalist. He and his wife, author Sarah Stewart, live in Michigan.

Book signing to follow program. Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at [email protected].

Homeschool Workshop: Experiments in PrintmakingMay 16, 10:00am - 12:00pm$16 (Members $13.60)Ages 6-12 with accompanying ...
05/13/2019

Homeschool Workshop: Experiments in Printmaking
May 16, 10:00am - 12:00pm
$16 (Members $13.60)

Ages 6-12 with accompanying adult
Create a series of prints in this facilitated program designed to introduce printmaking techniques including collagraph, monotype, and stencilling. Maximum number of children per adult is 3, cost is per child, accompanying adults are free and invited to join.

"At the end of Krosoczka’s talk, the fifth graders gave a presentation of their own. Members of the school’s cafeter...
05/13/2019
Drawing attention: Author-illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka visits fifth graders at Norris Elementary School

"At the end of Krosoczka’s talk, the fifth graders gave a presentation of their own. Members of the school’s cafeteria staff were invited to the library, where the students dedicated musical compositions to them."

SOUTHAMPTON — Fifth graders at Norris Elementary School were silent as they listened attentively to author and illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka recounting the very first picture book he made in third grade. As students sat in the school’s library on...

Eric Carle book ideas that were never made—and never before shared with the public. Now on view inEric Carle Makes a B...
05/13/2019

Eric Carle book ideas that were never made—and never before shared with the public.

Now on view in
Eric Carle Makes a Book

Through August 25, 2019
“As I work on the book, I love it. I hate it. I think it’s awful, and I think it’s wonderful,” says Eric Carle. This exhibition explores Carle’s story inspirations and how he turns his ideas into published books. An in-depth look at four beloved titles—From Head to Toe (1997), “Slowly, Slowly, Slowly” Said the Sloth (1999), The Very Clumsy Click Beetle (2002), and 10 Little Rubber Ducks (2005)—takes visitors through the book-development process, from Carle’s thumbnail sketches to his final collages. Also on view are alternate book covers, unpublished artwork, and seven book ideas that were never made—and never before shared with the public.

This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Hsin-Yi Foundation.

Exhibition design by Katie Craig.

David Small is coming up from Michigan to talk about his new graphic novel: Home After Dark May 18,1:00pmFree with Museu...
05/12/2019

David Small is coming up from Michigan to talk about his new graphic novel: Home After Dark
May 18,1:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

Recommended for ages 16 and up

Meet author-illustrator David Small as he talks about his graphic novel, Home After Dark. Small’s first graphic novel since his best-selling and award-winning graphic memoir, Stitches, Home After Dark delves into the impact of adolescence devoid of positive male models and the often-murky moral decisions boys must make at school, around their community, and inside the home.

David Small, author of the #1 New York Times best-selling Stitches, is the recipient of the Caldecott Medal, two Caldecott Honors, the Christopher Medal, the E. B. White Award, and is a National Book Award Finalist. He and his wife, author Sarah Stewart, live in Michigan.

Book signing to follow program. Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at [email protected].

Thank you Heidi Stemple, Matt Phelan, and Jane Yolen for sharing your new book, A Kite For Moon, at The Carle today!   #...
05/12/2019

Thank you Heidi Stemple, Matt Phelan, and Jane Yolen for sharing your new book, A Kite For Moon, at The Carle today! #akiteformoon #kidlit

"Another resource is libraries. Libraries are magical to begin with, but did you know your public library might also be ...
05/11/2019
3 Ways to Find Recommended Books Based on Other Books You Love

"Another resource is libraries. Libraries are magical to begin with, but did you know your public library might also be the perfect place to electronically gather book recommendations?"

Having trouble finding something new to read? Find new recommended books based on other books you love with these suggestions.

Today at The Carle! Meet Matt Phelan, Heidi Stemple and Jane Yolen at 2 pm to listen to their new book A Kite for Moon! ...
05/11/2019

Today at The Carle! Meet Matt Phelan, Heidi Stemple and Jane Yolen at 2 pm to listen to their new book A Kite for Moon! Book signing to follow!

A great resource from the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature!
05/10/2019
NCACL Cultural Diversity Database - NCACL

A great resource from the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature!

The time is World War II and the Nazis take Liesel’s father away. Liesel’s mother takes her and her younger brother to find sanctuary for them with a new family. When Liesel retrieves a burning book, it becomes emblematic of Hitler’s destruction of knowledge and life and inspires her to surviv...

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art's cover photo
05/10/2019

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art's cover photo

Come meet the authors and the illustrator of this new picture book! Special Storytime: Matt Phelan, Heidi E. Y. Stemple,...
05/10/2019

Come meet the authors and the illustrator of this new picture book!

Special Storytime: Matt Phelan, Heidi E. Y. Stemple, and Jane Yolen
May 11, 2:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

A Kite for Moon, co-written by New York Times bestselling author Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple, and illustrated by award-winning artist Matt Phelan, tells the heartfelt story about a young boy’s fascination and unlikely friendship with the moon. Dedicated to Neil Armstrong, this book pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the first US moon landing. After the storytime, guests will create their own flying kites, machines, and orbiting planets to add to Bobbie’s Meadow.

Book signing to follow program. Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at [email protected].

Thanks for sharing Debangana! "I am an artist and poet. I recently did a small painting remembering the 50th birthday of...
05/10/2019

Thanks for sharing Debangana!
"I am an artist and poet. I recently did a small painting remembering the 50th birthday of The Very Hungry Caterpillar for 'Inspired by the title of a book' art exhibition at the Walkers' Gallery, San Marcos, Texas." https://debangana.weebly.com/biography.html

From Eric Carle:
05/10/2019

From Eric Carle:

Happy Mother's Day!

"These comics allow everybody in. Reading is hard. Books are hard. We ask a lot from kids, and comics give them a little...
05/10/2019
Classic Children's Books As Comics (And Why This Is A Good Thing)

"These comics allow everybody in. Reading is hard. Books are hard. We ask a lot from kids, and comics give them a little something back. They allow readers to find themselves visually represented in stories that never had that sort of representation to begin with."

Children's classics are great, but children's classic books as comics are greater.

One line that I particularly loved: “While texts stay the same from day to day, readers do not.” It was exactly the ...
05/10/2019
Rethinking Reading Levels: Some Practical Advice from the Experts | Brightly

One line that I particularly loved: “While texts stay the same from day to day, readers do not.” It was exactly the type of reframing, with respect to reading levels, that I needed — so I reached out to the authors — Nancy Flanagan Knapp, Ph.D., and Paula Schwanenflugel, Ph.D., both of the University of Georgia and co-authors of The Psychology of Reading — to thank them, and learn more.

Wondering how kids can vary so much when it comes to the levels of books they connect with? Two experts share some helpful insights.

05/09/2019

#TBT Hard to believe it has been 7 years.

Join us the next two Fridays for our free-with-admission program, Materials Play! Designed with toddlers and their careg...
05/09/2019

Join us the next two Fridays for our free-with-admission program, Materials Play! Designed with toddlers and their caregivers in mind, drop-in from 11-11:30am in the Art Studio for a material experience. Last week we explored textured stamps on wax paper, working both collaboratively and independently.

First Look At The New Mural Going Up On Boston’s Greenway – WONDERLAND
05/08/2019
First Look At The New Mural Going Up On Boston’s Greenway – WONDERLAND

First Look At The New Mural Going Up On Boston’s Greenway – WONDERLAND

ArtApril 30, 2019 Greg Cook 0On Saturday, Dutch artist Stefan Thelen—known by his anti-superhero identity Super A—began painting a mural depicting a barn swallow crashing out of a bell jar. It rises several stories high on Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway, on the tunnel ventilation building faci...

Such a wonderful program at our neighbor Yiddish Book Center.
05/08/2019
Recapping the TENT Program for Jewish Children's Literature. - From the Mixed-Up Files...

Such a wonderful program at our neighbor Yiddish Book Center.

Hello Mixed-Up Filers! How are you all doing? It’s been a little over a month since we were last together, and we have soooo much to catch up on! So, instead of continuing with the pleasantries, how about we get right to it? Anyway, this past week, I was fortunate enough to have been one of the in...

The Translation Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
05/08/2019

The Translation Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

One of the best parts of our translation focused storytime at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art was seeing the many translations of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. There are some of them on a shelf in the museum’s library! The book is a classic in part because of the translators who made it accessible to audiences beyond English.

The Horn Book
05/08/2019
The Horn Book

The Horn Book

Family Reading: For #NationalTeacherAppreciationWeek Kitty Flynn and Elissa Gershowitz #ThankATeacher and remember a special one who left us too soon.

Bobbie’s Meadow is in bloom!
05/08/2019

Bobbie’s Meadow is in bloom!

From The Carle's blog: Making Art Together:
05/08/2019
Words and Images in the Art Studio | Carle Museum

From The Carle's blog: Making Art Together:

Our current exhibition Out of the Box: The Graphic Novel Comes of Age features the work of 10 artists telling stories through graphic novels. I recently presented a workshop related to Out of the Box, and I had the opportunity to look back and reflect on past art studio projects. I realized that the...

The World of Eric Carle
05/08/2019

The World of Eric Carle

Amazing to see London lit up in celebration of The Very Hungry Caterpillar's 50th birthday! #vhc50

From Eric Carle:
05/07/2019

From Eric Carle:

Thank you to my publisher in London and all of the readers of all ages for lighting up the city and celebrating The Very Hungry Caterpillar's 50th!
Love from Eric

Address

125 W Bay Rd
Amherst, MA
01002

PVTA Bus 38, PVTA Bus 39

General information

The Eric Carle Museum is a stunning, 40,000 square-foot facility in the heart of the Five College area of Western MA. Loved by families, art aficionados, and book-lovers alike, the Museum houses three Galleries with rotating exhibitions of picture book art from around the world and a permanent collection with works by Maurice Sendak, Leo Lionni, Arthur Rackham, Ludwig Bemelmans and more. Create your own masterpiece any time the Museum is open in the Art Studio; watch daily films and frequent guest appearances in the Auditorium; experience Storytime in the Reading Library; and enjoy simple fare in the Café. Shop the Museum Store for unique gifts, including everything published by artists featured in our galleries. Open Tuesday through Sunday. (Tues – Fri 10-4; Sat – 10-5; Sun – 12-5) The Carle is grateful to The Massachusetts Cultural Council for their support. www. massculturalcouncil.org

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(413) 559-6300

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Museum

Send a message to The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art:

Videos

Category

Nearby museums


Other Art Museums in Amherst

Show All