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


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

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Past Events

In The West Gallery

Meet the People Who Make the Pictures

May 5, 2007
2:00 pm
Free with Museum Admission

Join our guest authors and illustrators as they present the Saturday, 2:00 pm storytime. Program will include a reading as well as a peek into how they work, followed by a book signing.

In The West Gallery

Film Series: A Celebration of African American Illustrators

May 5, 2007
11:00 am
Free with Museum Admission

Learn more about the artists featured in the Museum exhibition Picture Stories: A Celebration of African American Illustrators and the stories they have illustrated.

Upcoming films:
Saturday, May 12, 11:00 am Beyond the Page: Visiting Langston
Saturday, May 19, 11:00 am Faith Ringgold: The Last Story Quilt
Saturday, May 26, 11:00 am Reading Rainbow – Visiting Day

In The West Gallery

Critical Connections: People, Pictures and Their Stories

May 5, 2007
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Free with Museum Admission

Darwin Henderson, a University of Cincinnati associate professor of literacy and early childhood education and co-editor of Exploring Culturally Diverse Literature for Children and Adolescents: Learning to Listen in New Ways will join with a panel of illustrators featured in the “Picture Stories” exhibition to discuss their art and the importance of literature that positively portrays children of many cultures.

In The

First Fridays @ The Carle

May 4, 2007
4:00 - 7:00 pm
Free with Museum Admission

a talking book and rhythm master who draws one in with her dramatic voice, expressive face, and graceful movements. This performance is in celebration of the life of Trinkett Clark (1951 – 2006), wife of The Carle Director Nick Clark.

Join us as she celebrates Trinkett's love of stories, songs, and poetry through tales and readings filled with whimsy, humor, and an appreciation of cultural differences and our shared human experiences. For audiences of all ages. No reservations required.

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art offers families the opportunity to meet, eat, and enjoy all of the Museum's regular public programs and special exhibitions at a time convenient for you!

Taking a cue from the Museum's popular Member PJ parties, which have been cited by families as the perfect bedtime transition for little ones, First Fridays @ The Carle invites visitors to head to the Museum after school/work, grab a quick and casual bite to eat in the Museum's Café, enjoy a Storytime in the Reading Library, drop by the Galleries, take in a short film in the Auditorium, and create a masterpiece in the Art Studio . . . all before bedtime!

The program runs from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on the first Friday of each month.

Made possible by The Bank of Western Massachusetts.

In The West Gallery

Crumpets at The Carle

April 29, 2007
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

What’s a crumpet? Come to our Members’ breakfast and find out! Bring a friend — toy, imaginary, or real — and together enjoy The Carle’s version of “Tea and Crumpets.” We’ll also have a special film and art activity. Please note that breakfast will be served only until 11:30 am.

Members please RSVP to Jennifer Kinder at (413)658-1104 or

Don't miss out! Interested in becoming a member? Click here for more information!


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