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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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Since its founding, The Carle has been lead by a diverse board of professionals who share a passion for children’s literature and a commitment to art and literacy. In addition to the invaluable support we receive from our trustees, we are indebted to the many advisors around the world who give the Museum their time and expertise.

Executive Director:
Alexandra Kennedy

Board Officers:

Christopher B. Milne, Chair
President, Gage-Wiley

Jennifer Loja, Vice Chair
VP, Associate Publisher, Penguin Books for Young Readers

Jonathan Yaged, Treasurer
President, Macmillan Children's Publishing Group at Macmillan

William Phillip Gorth, Secretary
Co-Founder and President, National Evaluation Systems, Inc., Retired

Board Members:

H. Nichols B. Clark
Retired Founding Director and Chief Curator, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Jane Bayard Curley
Art Historian

Tony DiTerlizzi
Children’s book artist and author

Robert L. Forbes
Vice President of Forbes Media, Retired

Kate Geis

John W. Lee
General Partner and President, Bambini Partners, LLC

Chris Loker
Author of children's books and books about children's literature

Leonard S. Marcus
Children’s book historian, critic, and author

Barbara McClintock
Author and artist

John Mendelson
SVP for Sales and Digital Initiatives, Candlewick Press

Cathryn M. Mercier
Professor and Director of the Center for the Study of Children's Literature, Simmons College

Jeanne Mosure
Senior Vice President, Disney Publishing Worldwide

Tina Peel
Children’s Media Consultant

Honorary Trustees:

Joanna Carey
Jane Goodall
Takeshi Matsumoto
Vivian Gussin Paley

In Memoriam:

Barbara Carle, Chair Emerita
Fred Rogers
Maurice Sendak

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