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

Hours

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

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Making Art Together

Create your Community Museum

We are excited to share a series of blog posts created in collaboration with the Curriculum in Early Childhood Education students at Holyoke Community College! The HCC students completed a Service Learning Project with Carle Art Educators this spring, continuing a partnership developed over the past two years. Students worked in groups to develop projects inspired by books in The Carle’s exhibition Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement through Children’s Books. Students Ashley Marini, Bri Santucci, and Stephanie Turgeon planned the projects, experimented with materials, and documented their process for the blog. The following is their description of their project, which responds to a book included in the third section of the exhibition, “Today’s Journey, Tomorrow’s Promise,” featuring stories of the reemergence of activism in contemporary America. READ MORE

The Rocks are The Road: A Sweet Smell of Roses

We are excited to share a series of blog posts created in collaboration with the Curriculum in Early Childhood Education students at Holyoke Community College! The HCC students completed a Service Learning Project with Carle Art Educators this spring, continuing a partnership developed over the past two years. Students worked in groups to develop projects inspired by books in The Carle’s exhibition Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement through Children’s Books. Students Alexa Janicki, Bryanna Rivera, and Rebecca Hawkins planned the projects, experimented with materials, and documented their process for the blog. The following is their description of their project. Their project responds to a book included in the second section of the exhibition, “The Rocks are the Road,” featuring the Civil Rights Movement’s key players and events. READ MORE

My School Emotions Notebook

We are excited to share a series of blog posts created in collaboration with the Curriculum in Early Childhood Education students at Holyoke Community College! The HCC students completed a Service Learning Project with Carle Art Educators this fall, continuing a partnership developed over the past two years. Students worked in groups to develop projects inspired by books in The Carle’s exhibition Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement through Children’s Books. Students planned the projects, experimented with materials, and documented their process for the blog. The following is Mikayla Scott, Krystava Cabana, and Brittany Pietskowski’s description of their project. Their project responds to a book included in the first section of the exhibition, “A Backwards Path,” exploring the forces that sparked the civil rights movement. READ MORE

Sustainability in the Art Studio

In 2018, the Art Studio announced our intentions to reduce our plastic usage. Over the course of the past two years, we have spent considerable time researching sustainability, creating new systems, testing out new products, and intentionally designing projects with sustainability in mind. We’d like to share with you some of the things we have learned since that last post. READ MORE

Book Displays in the Art Studio

In the Art Studio, we always have an installation that guests can contribute their art to. We have wonderful windows and display walls to use, and each project is a unique challenge to design an installation. When thinking about a collaborative display, we consider how to make it visually appealing, inviting, and intuitive for guests to add to. One of the most challenging installations to design are book displays because we want the books to be picked up and read by guests, but also supported when they are a part of the installation. Below are some of the ways we have displayed books on our display wall. READ MORE

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