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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 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.

In The Museum

Museum Open April 17

April 17, 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm

The Museum will be open Monday, April 17 during Massachusetts Vacation Week.

In The Central Gallery

Gallery Talk: A Friend Among Us: The Art of Brinton Turkle, with Chief Curator Ellen Keiter

April 15, 2017
Free with Museum Admission

(1 PDP) Join Chief Curator Ellen Keiter for a gallery talk on the special exhibition A Friend Among Us: The Art of Brinton Turkle. A light reception will take place in the Great Hall following the program.


In The Art Studio

Everyday Art Program: Constructed Colorscapes

April 12 - May 16, 2017
Free with Museum Admission

Choose from a variety of colorful found materials to create your own three-dimensional world!


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