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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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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!

In The West Gallery

Sing Me a Story with the South Hadley Children's Chorus

April 28, 2007
2:30 pm and 3:30 pm
Free. Does not include Museum Admission.

Drawing upon African American, French, Spanish, and other cultural traditions, the South Hadley Children's Chorus (Catharine Melhorn, Director; Barbara Lissandri, Accompanist) offers a short program of musical narratives.

In The West Gallery

Drums of Bagatay with Marilyn and Sekou Sylla and Dancers from Five Colleges

April 21, 2007
1:00 pm
Free with Museum Admission

These pieces, newly choreographed by Marilyn and Sekou, reflect their commitment to the preservation of African and African rooted cultures through dance, music and song.

In The West Gallery

The Girl Who Fell Through a Hole in Her Sweater

April 17 - April 19, 2007
1:00 pm and 3:00 pm
$3.50. Does not include the price of Museum Admission

Hampshire College Theater students will perform this witty adventure for young audiences written by MacArthur “genius” award winner Naomi Wallace. A young girl named Noil finds herself in a strange new place and must accomplish three and a half magical tasks before she can return home. Recommended for children ages 6 and older.

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


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