Mission & Inclusion
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is the international champion for picture book art. We collect, preserve, and exhibit original art; encourage guests of all ages to read and create art; and foster an ever-growing audience passionate about picture book art.
We envision a world where people everywhere experience joy, hope, and understanding through picture books.
- The Carle has a responsibility to offer audiences of all ages and experiences innovative ways to enjoy the picture book.
- Picture books have cultural importance, with historical, artistic, literary, educational, and social value.
- Children raised with picture books develop essential learning skills, like creativity and critical thinking.
- Picture books encourage a compassionate society. They help us see ourselves more clearly and open us up to people who are different than we are.
- Picture book art must be preserved for future generations.
- Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion are at the heart of all our work.
Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
The Carle is committed to creating a welcoming and accessible environment for our visitors and staff:
- Our board and staff invest time, effort, and committed funding to create an equitable workplace.
- As an educational institution, we present programs, partners, and resources that represent diverse people, diverse modes of learning, and accessible spaces.
- As an art museum, we exhibit and preserve the work of artists and authors who have been historically excluded by publishers and museums, including women and people of color.
- We will listen, learn, and continue to grow to improve our institution. We understand that this work is never finished but is part of an ever-evolving process that we must continue to prioritize.
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