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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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The Carle Honors Annual Benefit Gala and Art Auction

REGISTER NOW for the 2021 Virtual Carle Honors and Art Auction, to be held online Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm.

Registration is free, and sponsorships, memberships, and donations are encouraged to support the work of The Carle.

Learn more about our 2021 Honorees here

The 2021 Carle Honors Auction Artists will be announced this summer.

The Carle Honors

Held in New York City, The Carle Honors is the Museum's annual benefit gala. At the heart of the Honors are four awards celebrating individuals whose creative vision and dedication are an inspiration to everyone who values picture books and their role in arts education and literacy. The awards, selected each year by a committee chaired by Leonard S. Marcus, founder of the Honors, recognize individuals in four distinct forms: 

  • Artist, for lifelong innovation in the field; 
  • Mentor, editors, designers, and educators who champion the art form; 
  • Angel, whose generous resources are crucial to making picture book art exhibitions, education programs, and related projects a reality; and 
  • Bridge, individuals who have found inspired ways to bring the art of the picture book to larger audiences through work in other fields. 

The Carle Honors Art Aucton

The art auction is a key fundraiser for the event, and features original works of art donated by some of the industry’s most celebrated artists. All bids can be placed online in advance of and throughout the event. The auction ends at 9:00 sharp! 

The Carle Honors History

Carle Honors history including photographs and listing of past honorees and leading participants.
For tickets and information about the Honors, please contact Rebecca Miller Goggins, Director of Development at or 413-559-6308. 



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