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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

Robert Sabuda

IN THE Central Gallery

Pop-ups and Palettes: The Many Dimensions of Robert Sabuda

Robert Sabuda is considered the modern mast of pop-up picture books. Whether original creations for The Twelve Days of Christmas or evocations of existing art such as John Tenniel’s drawings for Alice in Wonderland, his work evokes responses such as: “elegantly crafted,” “ingenious,” “breathtakingly beautiful,” and “amazingly engineered.” Visitors to Pop-ups and Palettes: The Many Dimensions of Robert Sabuda will see how the artist solves the technical challenges connected to paper engineering and will learn that Sabuda’s talents are not confined to three-dimensional wizardry. Blizzard's Robe, a story of winter in the Artic, is done in Batik, a centuries-old technique. And Paper Dragon, Marguerite W. Davol's tale of Chinese scroll art, is comprised of elaborately cut paper. Each of these books are represented by preliminary studies as well as finished art. 


Robert Sabuda, Pop-up page from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll [Little Simon]. © 2003 Robert Sabuda.
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