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


  • Thursday, Friday10 am-3 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 4 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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The Carle Honors 2013 Auction

The Carle is gearing up again for its annual benefit gala, The Carle Honors, held each September which celebrates and honors the amazing people in the children's book industry, often the unsung heroes who help connect the world with quality literature and art for children. This year's event will be held on September 26th at Guastavino's in New York City. Details and ticket information can be found here. We are excited to announce this year's honorees, given each year in four categories: READ MORE

A Seriously Silly Weekend with Mo Willems

We're so excited for the opening of our newest exhibition, Seriously Silly: A Decade of Art and Whimsy by Mo Willems. We're celebrating all weekend and we hope you can stop by to join us. Friday, June 21st 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm READ MORE

Goldilocks and The Amazing Ticket Giveaway!

A good fairy tale re-telling never goes out of style. Talented author and artists always seem to keep coming up with fresh ways to make a classic bedtime tale take on a whole new life. This week we'll host the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School's adaptation of Goldilocks and The Three Bears in our auditorium. We browsed our fairy tale section here in the Shop and found that we had quite the selection of Goldilocks picture books, ranging from classic, beloved editions to quirky and funny twists on the tale, each with their own distinctive illustrations. READ MORE

Winner of the Piggie Portrait Gallery Contest!

Congratulations to Matteo Bologna, the winner of the Piggie Portrait Gallery Contest! He got all 16 answers correct and wins this great poster, signed and personalized by Mo Willems. Well done, Matteo! Ready to see the answers? 1. Alexander Calder 2. Charles Schulz 3. Henri Matisse 4. Robert Motherwell READ MORE

Meet Mo!

Meet Mo Willems!

Saturday, July 21, 2012 10:30 am - 11:30 am, Auditorium Free with Museum Admission Join us this Saturday for a premier screening of new Mo Willems films: Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion and Edwina, The Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct. Mo Willems will be here to answ READ MORE

2011: A Year in Photos

Happy New Year! Hooray! We had a totally fabulous year here at The Carle. Let me share with you a few of our favorite highlights from 2011: READ MORE

Father's Day Book Round-Up

Happy Father's Day! Growing up, my dad was the designated bedtime reader. He patiently tucked us in, squeezed in with us on the bed and read us story after story. I distinctly remember that he would fall asleep first and when I would wake him up to finish the book, he'd insist he wasn't sleeping, just "resting his eyes." My Dad is a man of habit. He likes the same thing for breakfast. He likes to listen to the same song (over and over and over again). READ MORE


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