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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 Art Studio

Special Sundays in the Studio: Art Gardeners

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

Experiment with materials in the Art Studio and watch our creative garden grow!

In The Auditorium

The 7th Annual Barbara Elleman Research Library (BERL) Lecture: The Enduring Magic of Story with Author/Illustrator Steven Kellogg

April 29, 2017
Free with Museum Admission

(1 PDP) We all have a place in the storytelling circle. Join Steven Kellogg as he shares his appreciation for the enduring gift of story and how it enriches our lives, as well as the arts of writing and  illustrating, which open the gates to the world of stories and the magic they can generate. Light reception and book signing to follow.

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

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.

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