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


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

Closed Monday and Tuesday

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Making Art Together

Picture Book Puzzler: Roald Dahl

Tomorrow, September 13th is Roald Dahl's birthday and to celebrate, today's puzzler is quotes from his books. Can you name the book based on the quote? Put your guesses in the comments and I'll be back on Friday with the answers. 1. Panic and pandemonium broke out immediately on top of the peach. 2. It was at times like these that Mr. Hoppy wishes more than ever  that he could change places with Alfie and become a tortoise. READ MORE

Remembering the Twin Towers

Today at The Carle, on the day marking ten years since the World Trade Center towers fell, we hosted a very touching presentation by award-winning artist and author, Mordicai Gerstein about his Caldecott-winning picture book, The Man Who Walked Between the Towers. We gathered together to remember the World Trade Center Towers and their history, including the strangely fascinating and memorable stunts of French aerialist Philippe Petit. READ MORE

At The Carle: Mordicai Gerstein

In 1974, a young french aerialist, Phillipe Petit, stretched a tightrope between the massive World Trade Center towers. There, a quarter of a mile in the sky, he performed tricks -- walking, dancing and jumping on the tightrope to the fright and delight of onlookers.


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