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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

Visit the carle


Traveling Exhibitions

The Carle organizes numerous picture book art exhibitions that travel to museums around the world. If one comes to your area, we hope you will visit it. If you are interested in borrowing an exhibition, please see Book an Exhibition.

The Carle on the Road
Since its inception in 2002, The Carle has traveled dozens of picture book exhibitions to museums nationally and abroad. Some exhibiting institutions include the Contemporary Jewish Museum (California); the Figge Art Museum (Iowa); the High Museum of Art (Georgia); the Katonah Museum of Art (New York); the Montclair Art Museum (New Jersey); the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature (Texas); the New-York Historical Society (New York); the Society of Illustrators (New York); and the Tacoma Art Museum (Washington).

100 Years of Iconic Images from The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and The Pigeon Goes to Seoul: A Children’s Exhibition Celebrating Mo Willems (prints exhibition)
February 2014 – June 2016
Seongnam Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea

Seriously Silly! The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems
May 23, 2015 – January 10, 2016
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit
Co-organized by the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Fall 2015 - Magic House, Saint Louis, MO
Spring 2016 - Minnesota Children’s Museum, Saint Paul, MN
Summer 2016 - Midland Public Library, Midland, TX
Fall 2016 - Portland Children’s Museum, Portland, OR
Spring 2017 - Discovery Cube, Orange County, Santa Ana, CA
Summer 2017 - Creative Discovery Museum, Chattanooga, TN
Fall 2017 - Chicago Children's Museum, Chicago, IL
Spring 2018 - Discovery Cube, LA, Los Angeles, CA
Summer 2018 - Family Museum, Bettendorf, IA
Fall 2018 - Mississippi Children’s Museum, Jackson, MS
Summer 2019 - Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito, CA

Illustrators of Picture Books in the World, Part IV
August 19 – September 7, 2015
Museum Eki Kyoto, Japan
Organized by The Yomiuri Shimbun, Tokyo and featuring works by Ludwig Bemelmans and John Bemelmans Marciano (on loan from the Madeline at 75 exhibition), as well as works from our permanent collection by Arnold Lobel and Chris Van Allsburg.

The Art of Eric Carle: Feathers, Fins, and Fur
August 24 – October 3, 2015
Marxhausen Gallery of Art
Concordia University, Seward, NE

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard Waber
August 27 – November 1, 2015
National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, PA

Eric Carle: Animals and Friends
September 13, 2015 – January 3, 2016
Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ


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