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

Visit the carle


Past Events

In The Art Studio

Special Art Studio Guest: Susan Schwake (CANCELED)

August 6, 2017
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

Join artist, art educator, and author Susan Schwake for an afternoon of art-making where guests will create their own cityscapes using a variety of tissue and newspapers. This program is inspired by Schwake's recent book, Art Camp, which is available for purchase in the Shop.


In The Art Studio

Every Day Art Program: Have We Got Hues For You!

August 2 - September 5, 2017
Free with Museum Admission

Experiment with mixing paints to create changes in color tone.

In The Art Studio

Special Sundays in the Studio: Sharing Inspiration

July 30, 2017
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

Drop into the Art Studio to enjoy an additional project that gets you experimenting with materials and exploring art-making techniques.

In The Auditorium

Starlight Theatre presents The Little Mermaid Jr.

July 29, 2017
$7 (Members $6.50)

Starlight’s Youth Theatre is proud to present’s Disney’s beloved production of LITTLE MERMAID JR. Come join Ariel and her friends as they explore “A Whole New World” “Under the Sea” and find out if “She’s In Love.”

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

In The Museum

Free Fun Friday at The Carle

July 28, 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm
FREE Admission

Come celebrate picture books with art activities, films, music by Berkshire Hills Music Academy, and special storytimes with authors/illustrators Brian Biggs, Sarah Dillard, and Jeff Mack!



10:00 am
Films: The Ezra Jack Keats Library (52 min., Auditorium)

10:30 am
Special Storytime with Brian Biggs (Reading Library)*

11:00 am
Film: Eric Carle: Picture Writer (30 min., Auditorium)

11:00 am
Very Hungry Caterpillar Dance Party (Orchard/Great Hall)

11:30 am
Special Storytime with Sarah Dillard (Reading Library)*

12:00 pm
Celebrate the 10th year of the MA Cultural Facilities Fund with Senate President Stan Rosenberg (Galleries)

12:00 pm
Music Performance from Berkshire Hills Music Academy: Etienne Perley as “Inca Nuna, music of the Andes.” (Auditorium)

12:30 pm
Music Performance from Berkshire Hills Music Academy: Tori and Franklin, piano vocal standards and pop favorites. (Auditorium)

1:00 pm
Special Storytime with Jeff Mack (Reading Library)*

1:00 pm
Films: The William Steig Library (50 min., Auditorium)

1:30 pm
Very Hungry Caterpillar Dance Party (Orchard/Great Hall)

2:00 pm
Films: Swimmy and More Classic Leo Lionni Stories (49 min., Auditorium)

2:30 pm
Storytime (Reading Library)

3:00 pm
Films: Picture Book Classics (38 min., Auditorium)

Enjoy lunch from Holyoke Hummus Company and Say Cheese Food Trucks, and sweet treats from Crooked Stick Pops.

*Book signing to follow (Great Hall)
Sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation.


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