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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 West Gallery

First Fridays @ The Carle

October 5, 2007
4:00 - 7:00 pm
Free with Museum Admission

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

A Conversation with Allen Say

October 4, 2007
7:30 pm

Many of Allen Say’s books address the struggle of being caught between two cultures and finding one’s identity. Join Professor Barry O'Connell, Department of English and Professor Samuel C. Morse, Department of Art and Art History and Asian Languages and Civilizations in a conversation with Allen Say about cultural dislocation and one’s sense of place.

Sponsored by the President's Initiative Fund and the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations at Amherst College.

Photo of Allen Say courtesy

In The West Gallery

The Whole Book Approach and the Art of Tony DiTerlizzi

October 3, 2007
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$40 (Members $35) includes Registration and Materials Fee

Discover the difference between reading with children and reading to children. This introduction to the Museum’s Whole Book Approach focusing on the work of Tony DiTerlizzi is designed to give educators the tools to evaluate the picture book as an art form and to use this critical engagement as a platform for leading interactive picture book reading experiences with their students.
Instructor: Megan Lambert

Registration is required. Please click here to download a registration form for this workshop.

In The West Gallery

2nd Annual Carle Honors Benefit Dinner

October 2, 2007
6:30 pm

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2nd Annual Carle Honors, a unique constellation of awards designed to recognize four distinct forms of creative vision and long-term dedication to the art of the picture book and its vital role in supporting art appreciation, early literacy, and critical thinking. This year’s Carle Honors recipients include Ashley Bryan – Artist, Martin and Lillie Pope of the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation – Angel, Margaret McElderry – Mentor, and Twila Liggett of Reading Rainbow – Bridge. Each has had a tremendous impact on enriching the field of children’s illustrated literature and expanding audience and support for the same.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Christine Lambrou at or (413) 658-1115.

Illustration from Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black.

In The West Gallery

Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney

September 29, 2007
1:00 pm
Free with Museum Admission

Join James Gurney as he presents a behind-the-scenes account of the creation of the Dinotopia books. He will explore the connection between fact and fantasy as well as introduce his latest book, Journey to Chandara. Book signing to follow.


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