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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 Museum

Museum Closed for the Holiday

November 28, 2019

The Carle will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

In The Auditorium

Picture Book Theatre presents The Littlest Matryoshka

November 24, 2019
$5 (Members $4.50) Does not include Museum Admission

Join us for Picture Book Theatre's Final Season!
See Corinne Demas’s story of The Littlest Matryoshka (with illustrations by Kathryn Brown) come to life by Picture Book Theatre using large string puppets worked by Margaret Arsenault, Joan Hanson, and Rachel Wang. Puppets and scenery created by Director Therese Brady Donohue. Music composed by Karen Tarlow. This 40-minute family program is recommended for ages 5 and up.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum’s Admissions Desk or by calling 413-559-6336.

Book signing with author Corinne Demas to follow program. Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at

Picture Book Theatre is a professional company specializing in creative and realistic adaptations of picture book illustrations through string puppets, encouraging children in literacy and appreciation for illustrators’ techniques.

In The Auditorium

From Story to Stage: The Littlest Matryoshka Comes to Life

November 24, 2019
Free with ticket to 2:30 pm Picture Book Theatre performance

Join author Corinne Demas, puppet maker and show creator Therese Brady Donohue, and composer Karen Tarlow for a presentation illustrating the process of bringing The Littlest Matryoshka from book to stage.

In The Art Studio

Materials Play

November 22, 2019
11:00am to 11:30am
Free with Museum Admission

Experiment with materials selected especially for young explorers and their caregivers in the Art Studio. Dress for mess! 

In The Art Studio

Special Sundays in the Studio

November 17, 2019
Free with Museum Admission

Join us in the Art Studio to explore new materials and try a different project! 


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