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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 Reading Library

Whole Book Approach Storytime with Megan Dowd Lambert

May 23, 2017
Free with Museum Admission

Families will enjoy a Whole Book Approach Storytime with Megan Dowd Lambert, author and Senior Lecturer in Children’s Literature at Simmons College.

In The Reading Library

Special Storytime: David Hyde Costello

May 21, 2017
Free with Museum Admission

Little Pig is too little to go to summer camp with his older brothers and sisters, so he is left behind with Grandpa and Poppy. Little Pig and Poppy make and sail a toy ship all week, but when a gusty wind takes the ship into the current, Little Pig has to use his newfound knot-tying skills to save the day. Join author/illustrator David Hyde Costello for a sweetly told intergenerational story about how even the littlest can make a big difference.

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

In The Museum

CANCELLED An Introduction to Visual Thinking Strategies (4 PDPs)

May 19, 2017
9:30am - 1:30pm
$50 (Members $42.50)

Learn about Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), the principles of which guide the educational programming at the Museum. Designed as a way of teaching viewers to find meaning and pleasure in works of art, these strategies are based on the work of cognitive psychologist Abigail Housen and veteran museum educator, Philip Yenawine. Participants will be introduced to Housen’s theory of aesthetic development, discuss and analyze the strategies, experiment with the method in small groups, and discuss ways in which these strategies can enhance teaching and reinforce the state standards in Language Arts.
Instructor: Courtney Waring

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

In The Art Studio

Everyday Art Program: Stamp. Paint. Share.

May 17 - June 20, 2017

Experiment with patterns and paint. Make multiple versions to use in your own artwork and share with others.

In The Art Studio

Toddler and Preschool Play Series: Materials Play

May 12, 2017
11:00am - 11:30am
Free with Museum Admission

Experiment with materials selected especially for young explorers in the Art Studio. Sometimes messy or outside, so dress accordingly!


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