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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

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Past Events

In The Art Studio

Every Day Art Program: Paper Tales

June 21 - August 1, 2017
Free with Museum Admission

Explore storytelling through images, and create your own collage adventure.

In The East Gallery

Gallery Talk with David Wiesner

June 18, 2017
Free with Museum Admission

Join Artist David Wiesner for a gallery talk on the special exhibition David Wiesner & The Art of Wordless Storytelling. A book signing will take place in the Great Hall following the program.

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

Image Credit: Illustration from Tuesday. © 1991 David Wiesner, used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. 


In The Museum

Members Opening Reception: David Wiesner & The Art of Wordless Storytelling

June 17, 2017
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Members RSVP by Monday, June 12 to Jenny Darling Stasinos at (413) 559-6310 or

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

In The Museum

Simmons College Seminar: David Wiesner and The Art of Wordless Storytelling

June 17, 2017
1:00pm - 7:00pm
Free; reservations required

This program is FULL. Please email to be added to the waitlist.

Have you thought about graduate studies in Children's Literature?  Or you're finally ready to engage in that Master of Fine Arts program to write for children or young adults?  Join us for a few hours to experience first-hand a graduate seminar in Children's Literature led by faculty from the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College.  From 1-4 pm, we'll consider the conventions of the picturebook as an art form; then we'll look at Wiesner's work as visual metafictionality; and finally, we'll engage in some creative writing.  From 4-5 pm, we'll go on a private tour of the David Wiesner special exhibition; and from 5-7 pm participants are invited to the Members' Reception to hear from the artist.

This seminar is a great way to give your interests a spin and to test-drive the nation's first graduate program in Children's Literature. Seminar faculty include Cathryn M. Mercier, Ph.D.; Megan Lambert, originator of the whole book approach; and Jeannine Atkins, author of Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science (2016). PDPs and CEUs available.

Free, but space is limited. Reservations required.
Email to reserve your space.

Image Credit: Bugs, 2009. Collection of Zora and Les Charles. © 2009 David Wiesner.

In The Art Studio

Special Sundays in the Studio: Unexpected Perspectives

June 11, 2017
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

Create artwork that takes a different viewpoint and tells a surprising story.


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