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


  • Thursday, Friday 10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Past Events


Talking Back: Considerations of Anthropomorphism (3 sessions)

November 16, 2020
4:30 – 5:30 pm
$40 (Members $34)

Online Workshop 

(3 PDPs) In this series of discussions, we’ll look at key issues around talking animals in children’s literature. Participants will consider the debate that talking animals confuse children (making it harder for them to distinguish between what’s real and what’s fantastic), address the ways in which talking animals slip into problematic stereotypes and racism, and discuss humanized animals and the complications of the human-animal relationships in environmental justice. Reading materials will be sent electronically in advance of each meeting. Space is limited.

Click here for registration. Registration will close on Thursday 11/12. 


Writing and Illustrating Graphic Novels for Teens/Adults

November 12, 2020
7:00 to 8:00pm

Join The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and Macmillan Children's Publishing Group for a program featuring four amazing graphic novelists, discussing the art of the graphic novel and their newest releases. This panel program will feature Mike Curato (FLAMER), MT Anderson and Jo Rioux (THE DAUGHTERS OF YS), Kiku Hughes (DISPLACEMENT), and will be moderated by Courtney Waring, Director of Education at The Carle. Books can be purchased at The Carle Bookshop.

Click here to register.  

In the Museum

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End Drive-Thru Pool Party/Book Launch! SOLD OUT!

November 9, 2020

Join us for a drive-thru book launch pool party with Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney! For the release of his 15th Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, The Deep End,  Jeff is going on a Pool Party Tour to hand out signed copies of his books. We are thrilled to welcome him back to The Carle for this one-of-a-kind (and socially distant) celebration! 

All attendees must have a timed ticket to participate in this event. A ticket includes a pre-signed copy of The Deep End (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #15) and admission for one vehicle. Tickets are available on Eventbrite beginning October 22.

In the Art Studio

Everyday Art Program: Painting with Found Materials

October 22 - December 2, 2020

Explore painting with a variety of everyday found materials and experiment with the many ways that paint can be scraped, rolled, pressed, mixed, and painted onto paper. Add to a collaborative installation at the museum or take your artwork home with you. We will be using washable tempera paint, dress for mess! In the Art Studio by appointment or as a take-away bag at the Admissions Desk.


Whole Book Approach (2 sessions)

October 20, 2020
6:30 to 8:00pm EST
$40 (Members $34)

Online Workshop

(3 PDPs) Learn about The Whole Book Approach and discover the difference between reading with children and reading to children. Participants will explore how to evaluate the picture book as an art form with the goal of using this critical engagement with the picture book as a platform for interactive reading experiences. This is a 2-day session, taking place October 20 and 21 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm.

To register please click here


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