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


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

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Picture Books We Love

Back to School...with Mordicai Gerstein!

September is creeping up on us and while I'll miss summer, Autumn in the Pioneer Valley has to be one of my most favorite things. Apple picking, fields of cornstalks and pumpkins, the gorgeous leaves and crisp hiking weather...  And for many of you teachers and students, fall means back to school! READ MORE

Picture Book Puzzler: Fairy Tales, Retold

It seems all great illustrator get a chance to retell their favorite fairy tales with their own images at some point in their career.  In celebration of the fairy tale illustrations by Lisbeth Zwerger gracing our galleries (and in our Auditorium this weekend - check out this coming Wednesday's post) let's test your fairy tale picture book knowledge.  Can you guess which fairy tale each set of illustrators have in common? 1. James Marshall, Ed Young, Lisbeth Zwerger, Jerry Pinkney 2. Steven Kellogg, Gennady Spirin, Richard Doyle, Matt Tavares READ MORE

At The Carle: Cocktails and Conversation

This past Friday night, we hosted a very special event with Eric Carle at our Museum. Eric gave a slideshow presentation complete and spoke to us about his life, his work and the touching impact of art in his life. The presentation was followed by a lovely reception in our Great Hall. READ MORE


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