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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


Visit the carle


Past Events

In The East Gallery

Our Voice: Gallery Talk with Ekua Holmes, Gordon C. James, and Jerry Pinkney

October 21, 2018

Book signing to follow program. Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at

Image: George Ford, Illustration for Ray Charles by Sharon Bell Mathis (Lee & Low Books). Courtesy of NCCIL. © 1973 George Ford.

In The Museum

Information Sessions: Simmons College Graduate Study in Children's Literature at the Carle

October 21, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Attend an information session at The Carle to learn more about degree programs offered through The Center for the Study of Children’s Literature (CSCL) with Simmons College. To learn more about the information sessions, email

Click here for more information.


In The Museum

Members Reception: Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards

October 20, 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm


5:00 pm Reception
6:15 pm Voices: Ekua Holmes and Gordon James in conversation with Jerry Pinkney

Members RSVP by October 15 to Jenny Darling Stasinos at 413-559-6310 or

Javaka Steptoe, Detail of illustration for Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers). Courtesy of NCCIL. © 2016 Javaka Steptoe.

In The Auditorium

Happier Family Comedy Show

October 20, 2018
3:00pm - 4:00pm
$10 Adult / $5 Youth (Members: $9 Adult / $4.50 Youth)

Founded in 2015, Happier Valley Comedy is the heart of improv comedy in Western Mass! Their Happier Family Comedy Show is all about letting creativity flourish in an accepting atmosphere. Each improv show is an hour-long, all new, and created on the spot based on audience members’ suggestions and participation.

Geared for kids ages 5-12, you won’t want to miss this program packed full of high energy and family-friendly funnies!

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admissions Desk or by calling 413-559-6336.

In The Museum

Create with The Carle! Art Classes for Adults 55 and Older: Creative Writing

October 15, 2018
10:30am - 12:30pm
$90 (Members $76.50)

Teaching Artist: Ellen Doré Watson
Enrollment limited to 15

Enjoy and explore your creativity through writing by joining this workshop for adults 55 and over. Led by poet Ellen Doré Watson, this eight-week course will introduce participants to a range of craft elements and prompts designed to inspire writing across genres. The course will culminate in a publication and celebratory reading of participants’ original work.

Create with The Carle! is presented in partnership with Aroha Philanthropies in order to support the development and expansion of Vitality Arts programming.

General registration begins Wednesday, August 15.
See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.


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