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


  • Tuesday- Friday10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

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Making Art Together

Free Day and Self-Portraits

In honor of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 - this Sunday The Carle will offer FREE admission. It's a great excuse to swing by and

Self-Portrait Conversation

One of the best aspects of working in The Studio everyday is the unique opportunity to interact with visitors about the art they are making. The other day one of our "regulars" stopped by with his family to participate in our

The Studio's New Press

Now that the whirl of summer is coming to an end Alison and I finally had a chance to test out The Studio's new

How Young Children Draw People III

Last week, my friend came over with her 33 and 3 month old daughters. "Will you draw baby 'S'?" Asked 33 month old 'A' as she handed me a piece of paper and a green crayon. I'm not one to draw for children, but I wanted to accept her invitation to create something together. "Okay," I said as I took the crayon. "What part of her should we draw first?" "The head," she replied. "What shape is the head?" I asked. "Circle." I'm a lefty, but I drew a circle-ish shape on the paper with my right hand. READ MORE


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