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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

Jules Feiffer

IN THE East Gallery

Growing Every Which Way But Up: The Children’s Book Art of Jules Feiffer

As an artist and writer of probing wit and uncommon humanity, Jules Feiffer has made a breathtakingly varied contribution to America’s cultural life. The Carle will honor his efforts as a children’s book author with this exhibition. Feiffer has excelled in journalism, in film, and off Broadway. The exhibition will focus on his equally prodigious talents as an author and illustrator of children’s books. Book-ended by his collaboration with Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth (1961) and The Odious Ogre (2010), the exhibition focuses on his own books. From I’m Not Bobby! and By The Side Of The Road, where Feiffer heralds “to heck with grownups,” to Bark, George where he aimed at taking the lid off the excessive worry. Feiffer found that picture-book artists and cartoonists lived by many of the same imperatives: the need to instantly grab the reader’s attention, the need to simplify without oversimplifying, and the need to keep the action moving. In sum, this will be a very lively exhibition.

Click here for events and programming related to this exhibition.

Click here to watch a trailer for the documentary The Phantom Tollbooth: Beyond Expectations.

Click here to read an interview with Leonard Marcus about The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth.


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