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

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Past Exhibitions

Richard Yarde

IN THE Central Gallery

Richard Yarde: Stompin at the Savoy

Richard Yarde is one of the foremost watercolor painters working in America today. A passionate lover of music and dance, he has found inspiration many times in the irrepressible energy of the Savoy Ballroom, which from 1926 to 1958 was home to some of the greatest dancers and musicians of the swing era. In creating his first book for children, Yarde has teamed up with the equally accomplished author, Bebe Moore Campbell, to tell a story deeply rooted in the themes and symbols of the African American experience of a little girl, Mindy, whose reluctance to perform her dance recital evaporates when she is spirited away to the Savoy Ballroom. Mr. Yarde is a professor of art at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Mindy whispered her name
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