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

Hours

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

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In The Auditorium

CANCELED How to Raise a Reader, with Maria Russo

April 20, 2020
10:30am
Free with Museum admission

Join Maria Russo, Children’s Book Editor at the New York Times, as she discusses her recent book, How to Raise a Reader (co-authored by Pamela Paul), an essential guide to welcoming children of all ages to a lifelong love of reading. Combining clear, practical advice with inspiration, wisdom, tips, and reading lists, How to Raise a Reader shows caregivers how to instill the joy and time-stopping pleasure of reading.

Book signing to follow program. Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at shop@carlemuseum.org.

In The Museum

CANCELED Behind-the-Scenes Collection tour with Wendell Minor

April 25, 2020
11:30am and 12:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

Join author/illustrator Wendell Minor and Chief Curator Ellen Keiter for a behind-the-scenes look at works by Minor in The Carle’s permanent collection, including studies and final illustrations for his books Into the Woods: John James Audubon Lives His Dream (2003), Reaching for the Moon (2008), and How to Be a Bigger Bunny (2017).

Space is limited. Online registration required.

In The Auditorium

CANCELED The 10th Annual Barbara Elleman Research Library (BERL) Lecture

April 25, 2020
2:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

(1 PDP) The Carle is pleased to welcome author/illustrator Wendell Minor as guest speaker for the 10th anniversary of the Barbara Elleman Research Library (BERL) Lecture. His presentation, A “Minor” Retrospective, reflects on his 5 decades in the publishing world. Minor will talk about his early career as a book cover designer, and his transition to children’s book illustrator and author of over 60 award-winning books.

Book signing to follow program. Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at shop@carlemuseum.org.

In The Auditorium

CANCELED EmbraceRace presents Reading Race in Picture Books

May 3, 2020
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Free with Museum Admission

Early childhood educators and parents are invited to join EmbraceRace as they premiere their new video, Reading Race in Picture Books, followed by a discussion about using picture books to engage young children in healthy conversations about race and ethnicity.

In The Art Studio

CANCELED Experiment with Texture

May 5, 2020
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$25 (Members $21.25)

Adult workshop, ages 16 and up
Create your own textured papers, stamps, and rubbing plates in this workshop! We’ll explore how to build stamps and rubbing plates out of recycled materials and make textured papers that could be used to make cards, wrap presents, and become collage paper. (12 people maximum)

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up. 

In The Museum

Information Session: Simmons University Graduate Study in Children's Literature at The Carle

May 19, 2020
5:00pm - 6:00pm

Attend an information session at The Carle to learn more about degree programs offered through The Center for the Study of Children’s Literature (CSCL) with Simmons College. To learn more about the information sessions, email childrensliterature@simmons.edu.

Click here for more information.

In The Museum

Information Session: Simmons University Graduate Study in Children's Literature at The Carle

June 13, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Attend an information session at The Carle to learn more about degree programs offered through The Center for the Study of Children’s Literature (CSCL) with Simmons College. To learn more about the information sessions, email childrensliterature@simmons.edu.

Click here for more information.

In The Museum

Exploring Diversity in Picture Books

June 19, 2020
9:30am - 12:30pm
$40 (Members $34)

(3 PDPs) In this workshop we will examine how to use picture books to provide “mirrors and windows” that reflect readers’ identities and open their eyes to the world beyond their lived experiences.

A limited number of workshop spots are free for preschool teachers and elementary teachers in Title 1 Schools through The Carle Community Fund. Scholarships are awarded at random and offered on a quarterly basis. Application deadline for spring workshops is March 15. Click here to apply.

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

In The Museum

A Summer Solstice Dessert Party: A Member Event

June 20, 2020
7:00pm - 9:00pm

7:00 pm
Cocktails and desserts

7:30 pm
Tour of Bobbie’s Meadow with The Carle’s meadow consultant, Owen Wormser

8:15  pm
Introduction to Let’s Talk! Animals from the Collection, with Chief Curator Ellen Keiter

8:30 pm
Introduction to Eric Carle’s Angels: An Homage to Paul Klee, with The Carle’s Founding Director and Curator Emeritus H. Nichols B. Clark

Rain or shine. Members RSVP by Monday, June 15 to Jenny Darling Stasinos at (413) 559-6310 or membership@carlemuseum.org.

In The Museum

Textile Tranquility with Fiber Artist and Educator Giovonne Mary Calenda

June 22, 2020
10:00am - 5:00pm
$120 (Members $102)

Adult workshop (ages 16 and up)
Come and welcome the season of summer inspired by the natural beauty of Bobbie's Meadow. Participants are invited to spend a day of peaceful creativity while exploring a sampling of fiber arts techniques including felting, hand-stitching, dyeing and French knitting.

Giovonne Mary Calenda is on the faculty of Lincoln School in Providence, RI, where, as Studio Teacher, she has taught for over 22 years in Lincoln’s Early Childhood program.  Inspired by the schools of Reggio Emilia and Pistoia Italy, Giovonne spends her days with children ages 3-6 years creating, exploring, and making discoveries in the Studio and in the natural world. She lives with her family on a sheep farm on Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay and is continually inspired by the beauty of the earth offered by the ocean, the meadow, and the woods. In addition to being an educator, Giovonne is a fiber artist who loves exploring color and textile techniques especially with wool from her own flock. She authored the chapter “Sharing a Personal Interest in Fiber Arts” in the 2019 book, Beautiful Stuff from Nature, co-edited by Cathy Weisman Topal and Lella Gandini.

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

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