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

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Tomi Ungerer

IN THE East Gallery

Tomi Ungerer, Chronicler of the Absurd

This exhibition celebrates Tomi Ungerer’s 80th birthday. A trilingual author, Ungerer has published over 140 books ranging from his much loved children’s books to his controversial adult work. Ungerer’s career, like contemporaries Leo Lionni and Eric Carle, was multi-faceted, encompassing advertising and political commentary. Prior to leaving America, Ungerer arranged for the Free Library of Philadelphia to acquire a substantial portion of his work up until that point. Selected from archives and private collections, the exhibition documents the bulk of Ungerer’s career as a writer and illustrator of children’s books. Included in the exhibition, among others, will be examples from Ungerer’s first book, The Mellops Go Flying (1957), as well as The Three Robbers (1962), Flat Stanley (1964), and Moon Man (1967).

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Tomi Ungerer, Cover for The Three Robbers [Diogenes Verlag AG Zürich]. © 1963 Tomi Ungerer.
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