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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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Past Events

In The Museum

Member Monday

April 15, 2019
9:30am - 10:00am

Want to get a jump on fun this Spring Recess? Join us for The Carle’s Member Monday! Members are integral to our community, and to show our appreciation, we’re offering early admission to the Museum on Monday, April 15 for members only. Not a member yet? Sign up today!

On each Member Monday, you’ll receive:
• Special early admission (Doors open to members at 9:30 am)
• Complimentary treats from Atkins Farms Country Market and coffee from Esselon (offered 9:30-10:00 am)
• As always, free admission and a 15% discount in The Carle Book Shop!

If you’d like to attend Member Monday, RSVP to with your name, the number of children and adults, and the date(s) attending. RSVP by Friday, April 12.

In The Auditorium

The 9th Annual Barbara Elleman Research Library (BERL) Lecture

April 13, 2019
Free with Museum Admission

  ...said the Mentor to the Mentee: Notes on 40 Years in Children's Publishing (1 PDP) 
Speaker: Neal Porter, Vice President and Publisher, Neal Porter Books

(1 PDP)  In 2015 at The Carle Honors, an annual benefit celebrating people who have played an instrumental role in making children’s books a vibrant and influential art and literary form in America, Neal Porter received the Mentor award as a publisher of his own imprint (Roaring Brook Press) and champion of award-winning authors and illustrators. He was inspired to design his BERL lecture,  ...said the Mentor to the Mentee: Notes on 40 Years in Children's Publishing, as a tribute to the mentors who had  a profound effect on him over the course of his 40 year career in children’s book publishing. These include the composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim as well as luminaries in the field such as Margaret K. McElderry, Jean Karl, Michael diCapua, Sebastian Walker, Peter Kindersley,  and Richard Jackson.  Also included will be a few anecdotes about authors and artists he has worked with such as Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Jerry Pinkney, Philip and Erin Stead, and Yuyi Morales.  


In The Museum

Perspectives in Publishing: A Workshop with Neal Porter

April 13, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
$20 (Members $17)

This program is full. To be added to the waitlist please email

A great opportunity for aspiring children’s book authors and illustrators! This informal chat will cover issues including submissions, developing a portfolio, the importance of agents in the process and other nuggets of information Porter learned in 40 years of being in the publishing trenches. Space is limited.

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

In The Art Studio

Special Storytime: Aaron Becker

April 6, 2019
Free with Museum admission

Join Caldecott Honor artist Aaron Becker as he reads from his new book You Are Light, an elegant ode to the phenomenon of light. Becker will discuss his creative process and invite guests to create their own light-inspired art project using translucent papers. Book signing to follow program.

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

In The Auditorium

Northampton Community Music Center presents In The Nick of Time

March 30, 2019
$5 Museum Admission extra, not required

Ticket sales begin at 10:30; no advance sales.
Limited seating; early arrival recommended.


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