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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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Current Exhibitions

IN THE East Gallery

David Wiesner & The Art of Wordless Storytelling

David Wiesner has enthralled readers for three decades, and his remarkable career is surveyed in this first-ever retrospective devoted to his art. The exhibition features 70 original watercolors for some of Wiesner’s most famous books, including three for which he won the prestigious Caldecott Medal: Tuesday (1992), The Three Pigs (2002), and Flotsam (2007). Also on view is work from Wiesner’s earliest artistic successes while still a student at the Rhode Island School of Design to his most recent book project—his first graphic novel, Fish Girl, published just this year.  

This exhibition is organized by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Its presentation at The Carle is supported by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

 

Painting with Wiesner

Create a digital painting after one of Wiesner’s watercolors here.

After you complete your painting, click the “Upload” button on the top right to email it to yourself. The Carle will receive a copy to post on our blog.

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Illustration from Flotsam. © 2006 David Wiesner, used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

IN THE West Gallery

Eric Carle and Friends: What’s Your Favorite Color?

Everyone has a favorite color. Some last a lifetime, others change from day to day. Eric Carle’s newest publication, What’s Your Favorite Color?, poses the age-old question to fifteen famous children’s book artists. Each responds with a unique illustration and a personal story. Carle’s original collage art is paired with the various color choices of Lauren Castillo, Bryan Collier, Mike Curato, Etienne Delessert, Anna Dewdney, Rafael López, William Low, Marc Martin, Jill McElmurry, Yuyi Moralies, Frann Preseton-Gannon, Uri Shulevitz, Philip. C. Stead, and Melissa Sweet.

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

 

"Green" from What's Your Favorite Color? © 2017 Philip C. Stead, used by permission of Henry Holt and Company. All rights reserved.

IN THE Central Gallery

Collecting Inspiration: Contemporary Illustrators and Their Heroes

Picture books instill in children a sense of awe, magic, and wonderment, but who inspires the illustrators themselves—the people who bring incredibly imaginative worlds to life? Organized by two prominent figures in the field, Tony DiTerlizzi and Mo Willems, this exhibition gives visitors a peek into the minds and motivations of an array of talented artists working today. Visit The Carle to find out who inspires Tony and Mo, as well as Sophie Blackall, Sandra Boynton, Ashley Bryan, Eric Carle, Bryan Collier, Marla Frazee, Laurie Keller, Loren Long, Patrick McDonnell, Yuyi Morales, Kadir Nelson, LeUyen Pham, Jerry Pinkney, Robin Preiss Glasser, Judy Schachner, Lane Smith, and—with a special contribution from his foundation—the late Maurice Sendak. 

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Click here to watch a trailer about the exhibition.

 

Illustration from The Stinky Cheese Man. © 1992 Lane Smith, used by permission of Viking Children’s Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. All rights reserved.
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