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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 West Gallery

Tom and the Captain

February 19 - February 22, 2007
1:00 pm and 3:00 pm
$5 (Museum Members $4) Does not include the price of Museum Admission

Enjoy the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Children’s Theater adaptation of How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen, written by Russell Hoban and illustrated by Quentin Blake. This tale tells of Tom, a boy who spends his time fooling around. His Aunt Fidget Wonkham-Strong feels Tom does a little too much fooling around, so she calls upon the fearsome Captain Najork and his hired sportsmen to teach Tom a lesson.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admissions Desk or by calling (413) 658-1126.

In The West Gallery

Museum Open Presidents' Day

February 19, 2007
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Museum will be open Monday, February 19, 2007 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

In The West Gallery

Kickoff KidsBestFest 2007

February 17, 2007
1:00 pm
Free with Museum Admission

- Kickoff Northampton’s KidsBestFest 2007 with the Museum’s screening of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory starring Gene Wilder and directed by Mel Stuart. Based on the book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory written by Roald Dahl in 1964 and illustrated by Quentin Blake (1995, 1998, 2001), Charlie can't believe his luck when he finds a golden ticket and wins the trip of a lifetime around the famous factory. Might there be a golden ticket waiting for you?

Be sure to visit the Gallery and Art Studio following the film to enjoy the magic of Quentin Blake’s drawings and create some of your own.

In The West Gallery

From Words and Pictures to Film

February 10, 2007
1:00 pm
Free with Museum Admission

George and his devoted friend Gertrude set out on a dance adventure around the world. (30 minutes)

In The West Gallery

The Okra Dance Company, American Dance from Africa to Broadway

February 3, 2007
1:00 pm
Free with Museum Admission

In conjunction with the Exhibition, Richard Yarde: Stompin’ at the Savoy, embark on an exciting voyage through the evolution of popular American dance with highlights featuring African-American entertainers of the 20th century, including Bill “Bojangles” Robinson and Earl “Snakehips” Tucker. Be prepared to kick up your heels and dance!


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