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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002
Hours
  • Tues. – Fri. 10am – 4pm
  • Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 12pm – 5pm

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Past Exhibitions

Margot and Kaethe Zemach

IN THE East Gallery

Dancing Line and Merry Color: The Worlds of Margot and Kaethe Zemach

Margot Zemach (1931-1989) illustrated nearly 50 books in her career. She was a superb illustrator, both in execution and in her incresingly encompassing vision of the world, and drew and painted with unbounded joy, concentration, and wit. Margot's was a comic genius that was was as deep as it was humanely funny. The humerous, rustic types from her earlier books were ideally suited for the sparkling tales of Isaac Bashevis Singer.
Like many before and after them, Margot and her husband Harve inspired one of their own children-Kaethe-to persue the profession. It is notoriously difficult for offspring to carry on in the footsteps of distinguished parents. Kaethe Zemach has done so in a manner that, in its respectful homage as well as in its total originality, is both moving and impressive. The Eric Carle Museum is pleased to present its first multi-genrational exhibition and hopes it will be the first of many.

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