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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 Events

In The Museum

Create at The Carle! Art Reception

April 23, 2017
Free with Museum Admission

Celebrate the culmination of the eight-week Create at The Carle! program with us. See how participants explored a variety of printmaking techniques with teaching artist Lynn Peterfreund and were inspired by the collection and unique surrounds of The Carle. 

In The Auditorium

Hampshire Theatre Seedling Productions presents New Kid, by Dennis Foon

April 22, 2017
$4 (Members $3.50)

Nick moves to a new country with their family. Will Nick and Mom be able to learn the ways of the new place? How will the other kids at school treat the new kid?  Will Nick make friends?  Find out the answers in this moving piece about immigration, acceptance, and home. Best for ages 5 and up.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admissions Desk or by calling (413) 559-6336.

In The Auditorium

NAREA Brick by Brick Series: Reflecting on the Multiple Potentials of Documentation

April 22, 2017
8:30am - 2:30pm
$100 ($75 Current NAREA members)

How do children express and communicate meanings through the language of visual literacy?

The North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA) is thrilled to invite you to a special day at The Carle! This year’s Spring New England Brick by Brick is inspired by Malaguzzi’s concept of the hundred languages of children and dedicated to exploring the multiple languages of visual literacy. Lella Gandini, U.S. Liaison for the Dissemination of the Reggio Emilia Approach, will share the story of the “atelier” or studio in Reggio Emilia, Italy, and its evolution as a context that invites and nurtures visual literacy within the school and community. The day will also include optional visits to the Hampshire College Early Learning Center and small group discussions regarding topics such as the communicative power of picture books and young children’s use of materials and media to make and communicate meaning.

To register visit

In The Art Studio

Special Storytime: Hazel Mitchell

April 20, 2017
Free with Museum Admission

Could fairies be responsible for the remarkable transformation from winter to spring? In Do Fairies Bring the Spring?, written by Liza Gardner Welsh and illustrated by Hazel Mitchell, Mitchell’s cheerful pastel images show fairies joyfully planting and tending to flowers. Join us for a special storytime with Mitchell, followed by a fairy drawing workshop!

Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at 

In The Museum

Reading Buddies with Bright Spot Therapy Dogs

April 17, 2017
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Free with Museum Admission; Advance sign-up required.

Children ages 4-11 will enjoy reading aloud to gentle, comforting Reading Buddy dogs as they practice their fluency and strengthen their confidence in reading. Call 413-559-6307 or email to sign up for a date and 15-minute time block. Space is limited.


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