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

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Past Exhibitions

Petra Mathers

IN THE Central Gallery

Petra Mathers: Lottie's New Friend

In celebration of Petra Mathers’s extraordinary gift to the museum of all the original art and preliminary materials from her popular series of books about Lottie, the amiable chicken from Oregon, The Carle is pleased to present the second exhibition of work from the series, the New York Times award-winning Lottie’s New Friend (1999). Included will be finished art, preliminary sketches, and dummies that reveal how the story took shape. See how Lottie’s dear friend Herbie, the equally delightful duck, copes when an exotic new neighbor befriends his best friend.

 

IN THE Central Gallery

Petra Mathers: Lottie's New Beach Towel

In celebration of Petra Mather's extraordinary gift to the Museum of all the original art and preliminary materials from her popular series of books about Lottie, the amiable chicken from Oregon, The Carle is pleased to present an exhibition of work from the first book, Lottie's New Beach Towel. Included will be all the finished art, preliminary sketches, and two dummy books that reveal how the story took shape. See the many uses that Lottie and her friend Herbie, the equally delightful duck, find for a beach towel. 

 

Illustration from Lottie's New Beach Towel [Atheneum Books for Young Readers]. Gift of Petra Mathers. © 1998 Petra Mathers.
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