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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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Picture Books We Love

At The Carle: November Fun Weekend

Wow! Yet again we have a star-studded weekend packed full of presentations, performances, book signings and exhibits. This Saturday marks the beginning of another year of wonderful performances by Picture Book Theatre in our Auditorium. Picture Book Theatre merges dance and puppetry to bring to life favorite picture books on the stage. This year's performances are renditions of Eric Carle's Rooster's Off to See the World and Eric Carle's Slowly, Slowly, Slowly said the Sloth. READ MORE

Happy Birthday Maurice Sendak!

What's better than a June birthday? There are so many talented and creative people born in the month of June, such as Norton Juster, Eric Carle, Charlotte Zolotow and Chris Van Allsburg and *ahem* me, just to name a few. And today marks the birthday of another children's book great, Maurice Sendak. It's the perfect time to share with some of our more faraway fans a very special piece of our bookstore here at The Carle. READ MORE

Oh, What a Circus It's Been!

We've been so lucky to host the exhibition "What a Circus: The Art of Etienne Delessert" these past few months. It has been such a wonderful time filled with amazing art, book signings and personal gallery tours, and even a chance to learn from the master himself. This past Friday Etienne Delessert led a Master art class in our Art Studio, explaining his own artistic process and allowing other artists a glimpse into his own painting techniques and secrets, while allowing them to practice under his guidance. READ MORE


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