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


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


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Every Day Art Program

The Art Studio at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is open to guests of all ages during regular Museum hours and supports the aims of the Museum by encouraging making, appreciating, and thinking about art. Activities and materials change regularly and are inspired by the Museum’s exhibitions. Program titles below link to full event descriptions.

Generous support for the Art Studio has been provided by Penguin Group (USA), Inc.


Take Flight: Sculptures that Soar

December 11 - February 5
Inspired by the exhibition Illustrated Owls, experiment with a range of paper found materials to make your own sculpture that floats in the sky.


Pens, Panels, and Paint

February 6 - March 19
Tell stories across multiple panels using watercolor pencils and draw inspiration from the current exhibition, Out of the Box: The Graphic Novel Comes of Age.


Under Construction: Collage Sculptures

March 20 - April 23
Cut, attach, and build your own colorful sculptures inspired by the art of Eric Carle.

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