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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

Richard Yarde


Richard Yarde: Stompin' at the Savoy

July 1 – September 21, 2008

Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, CA


IN THE Central Gallery

Richard Yarde: Stompin at the Savoy

Richard Yarde is one of the foremost watercolor painters working in America today. A passionate lover of music and dance, he has found inspiration many times in the irrepressible energy of the Savoy Ballroom, which from 1926 to 1958 was home to some of the greatest dancers and musicians of the swing era. In creating his first book for children, Yarde has teamed up with the equally accomplished author, Bebe Moore Campbell, to tell a story deeply rooted in the themes and symbols of the African American experience of a little girl, Mindy, whose reluctance to perform her dance recital evaporates when she is spirited away to the Savoy Ballroom. Mr. Yarde is a professor of art at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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Richard Yarde, "Norma and George," 1982, for Stompin' at the Savoy by Bebe Moore Campbell [Philomel Books]. Courtesy of Richard and Susan Yarde. © 2006 Richard Yarde.
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