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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002


  • Thursday, Friday 10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Past Exhibitions

Garth Williams

IN THE Central Gallery

Some Book! Some Art!: Selected Drawings by Garth Williams for Charlotte’s Web

Charlotte's Web, by acclaimed author E. B. White and illustrated by Garth Williams, is one of the masterpieces of twentieth-century children’s literature. White’s elegant prose and Williams’s exquisite drawings form a spirited dialogue that constitutes a conversation of substance and style. And to this day it is a book beloved by young and old. The sale of the Charlotte’s Web drawings last October caused quite a stir. Everyone connected with the world of children’s book art was thrilled by the strong prices. Thus, to celebrate our purchase, Williams’s 100th birthday, the 60th anniversary of Charlotte’s Web, and the Museum’s 10th year, The Carle is assembling a key group of the drawings from the book dispersed in the sale to be on view in its central gallery from December 11, 2012 until April 22, 2013. The exhibition, Some Book! Some Art!: Selected Drawings by Garth Williams for Charlotte’s Web, will comprise approximately 30 finished drawings, as well as a selection of preliminary sketches to help articulate the artist’s working process. Consequently, the exhibition will offer a wonderful celebration of a book that has touched innumerable readers since its publication.

Support for this exhibition is generously provided by HarperCollins Children's Books.


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