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


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

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Past Events

In The Art Studio

Homeschool Workshop: Bookmaking!

November 12, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
$16 (Members $13.60)

Ages 6-12 with accompanying adult
Create several books in this facilitated program designed to introduce basic bookmaking techniques and encourage storytelling. Maximum number of children per adult is 3, cost is per child, and accompanying adults are free and invited to join in!

See Workshops for Youth & Families to sign up.

In The East Gallery

Gallery Talk with Maira Kalman

November 10, 2019
Free with Museum Admission

Join award-winning author/artist Maira Kalman for a gallery talk in her exhibition The Pursuit of Everything: Maira Kalman’s Books for Children. A book signing will follow the program.

Maira Kalman, Illustration for What Pete Ate From A-Z (Really!) (G. P. Putnam’s Sons). Courtesy of Julie Saul Gallery, New York. © 2001 Maira Kalman.
Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at


In The Museum

Members’ Reception: The Pursuit of Everything: Maira Kalman’s Books for Children

November 9, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm

5:00 pm Reception
6:15 pm Conversation with Maira Kalman and Guest Curator Jane Bayard Curley
Members RSVP by Monday, November 4 to Jenny Darling Stasinos at 413-559-6310 or

Maira Kalman, Illustration for Chicken Soup, Boots (Viking Penguin). Courtesy of Julie Saul Gallery, New York. © 1993 Maira Kalman.


In The Reading Library

CANCELLED Toddler and Preschool Play Series: Open Book, Open Play

November 8, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Free with Museum Admission

Enjoy an interactive storytime in the Reading Library, followed by time to move, play, and explore art materials.

In The Auditorium

Meet Kate DiCamillo

November 2, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Space is limited.


Meet two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo!
Kate DiCamillo will talk about her new book, Beverly, Right Here, a touching, funny, and fearless conclusion to her sequence of novels (Raymie Nightingale, Louisiana’s Way Home) about the beloved Three Rancheros.

Space is limited for this event. Advance online registration begins October 4. Reservations to the auditorium program include a hardcover copy of Beverly, Right Here and tickets to enter the book signing line following the program. No audio or video recording of the program is permitted. Coupons and passes not valid for tickets to the program.

Book signing to follow. No books from home accepted in the book signing line. Copies of many of Kate DiCamillo's other books will be available for sale in The Carle Book Shop. Purchased books will qualify for the book signing line.

If this event sells out, walk-up guests for the book signing line are first-come, first-serve that day. All non-ticket holders will be handed a pass for the book signing line. A limited number of passes will be available. Pass holders are expected to enter the book signing line at approximately 2:45 pm.


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