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

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

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In The Museum

Information Sessions: Simmons College Graduate Study in Children's Literature at the Carle

September 21, 2019
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 Auditorium

Walls and Bridges, with Peter Sís

September 21, 2019
1:00pm
Free with Museum admission

In his acceptance speech upon winning the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator Award, Peter Sís describes books as “my home, my language, my country.” Join Sís as he shares stories of his Czech childhood behind the Iron Curtain and his love of picture books as “bridges taking you places.”

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.

Image: Peter Sís, Illustration for The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain (Frances Foster Books). Collection of the artist. © 2007 Peter Sís. Reprinted with permission from Farrar, Straus, Giroux Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

 

In The Offsite

The Carle Honors Annual Benefit Gala

September 26, 2019
5:00pm

Please join us for the fourteenth annual Carle Honors Benefit Gala and Art Auction on Thursday, September 26 at Guastavino's in New York. We will honor Artist, Melissa Sweet; Angel, REFORMA represented by Kenny Garcia; Bridge, Chihiro Art Museum, represented by Takeshi Matsumoto; and Mentor, David Saylor. Awards will be presented by Newbery-honor author and Caldecott-honor artist Grace Lin and venerable book editor Alvina Ling. More than twenty of the industry's leading illustrators have donated artworks for the Art Auction.

Click here for more information or contact Rebecca Miller Goggins, Director of Development, at rebeccag@carlemuseum.org or 413-559-6308.

Butterfly from THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR © 1969 and 1987 by Eric Carle.

 

In The Art Studio

Nature Prints with Teaching Artist Kelsey Pomeroy-Murphy

October 1, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$40 (Members $34)

Adult workshop (ages 16 and up)
Join teaching artist Kelsey Pomeroy-Murphy and explore printmaking with natural materials. Using plants sourced locally, and from The Carle’s own meadow, participants will walk away with a series of beautiful botanical prints on specialty papers.

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

In The Museum

Information Sessions: Simmons College Graduate Study in Children's Literature at the Carle

October 16, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm

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 University. To learn more about the information sessions, email gs@simmons.edu.

Simmons University at The Carle

In The Museum

Beautiful Stuff from Nature

October 21, 2019
9:00am - 5:00pm
$130 ($110.50 Members)

 (7 PDPs) Authors of Beautiful Stuff from Nature will share their experiences, engage participants in hands-on creative workshops, and lead us on explorations focusing on our local New England environment. This professional development day will address how we, as educators, can engage others in exploring the natural environment, building collaborations and sharing knowledge and local resources. Registration includes lunch and a copy of the book, Beautiful Stuff from Nature.

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

In The Auditorium

The Carle's Annual Educator's Night with Carson Ellis

October 22, 2019
3:30pm and 7:00pm
Free - Reservations are required and begin September 24.

(2 PDPs) The Carle is pleased to announce its Annual Educators’ Night featuring a keynote presentation and book signing with Carson Ellis, award-winning illustrator and author of children's picture books, including Home and Du Iz Tak?

 In conjunction with Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary, participants will also hear from illustrator Joe Mathieu, who began illustrating Sesame Street books in 1972.

 This event is free and open to all educators as space permits. Reservations are required and begin September 24. Free materials for classrooms will be available and light refreshments will be served. 

In The Museum

Information Sessions: Simmons College Graduate Study in Children's Literature at the Carle

November 2, 2019
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 University. To learn more about the information sessions, email gs@simmons.edu.

Simmons University at The Carle

In The Museum

Members’ Reception: The Pursuit of Everything: Maira Kalman’s Books for Children

November 9, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm

5:00 pm Reception
6:15 pm Conversation with Maira Kalman and Guest Curator Jane Bayard Curley
Members RSVP by Monday, November 4 to Jenny Darling Stasinos at 413-559-6310 or jennys@carlemuseum.org

In The Museum

Storytelling and Story-making in the Classroom

November 15, 2019
9:30am - 12:30pm
$60 ($51 Members)

(3 PDPs) Join award-winning storyteller Milbre Burch for a hands-on, how-to workshop where participants explore storytelling as a form of personal expression that builds confidence, communication skills, and self-esteem. Through handouts, exercises, and demonstration, educators will learn ways to “sneak up” on storytelling themselves and encourage their students to do so, as well as how to follow up storytelling with visual and performing arts activities, and with oral, written, and kinesthetic exercises for the classroom.

A visit to the exhibition, The Pursuit of Everything: Maira Kalman’s Books for Children, will also inspire educators on ways to “mine the memory” for stories and celebrate personal histories. Participants will leave with a batch of storytelling activities and knowledge that they can use in the classroom.

 Image: Maira Kalman, Illustration for Max Makes a Million (Viking).Courtesy of Julie Saul Gallery, New York. © 1990 Maira Kalman.

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

 

In The Museum

Leap Before You Look: Writing Games Involving Chance, Collaboration, and Surprise

November 15, 2019
1:00pm - 3:30pm
$30 (Members $25.50)

Adult Workshop (ages 16 and up) Join us for this generative workshop exploring a range of Surrealist writing games involving chance, collaboration, and surprise! Approaching writing with a sense of play and wonder, we will attempt to say the unexpected, unlock the door to the unconscious, and release our collective creativity. Adults of all ages and writing experiences are welcome!

Image: Maira Kalman, Illustration for Chicken Soup, Boots (Viking Penguin). Courtesy ofJulie Saul Gallery, New York. © 1993 Maira Kalman.
 
See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

 

In The Museum

Information Sessions: Simmons College Graduate Study in Children's Literature at the Carle

December 5, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm

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 University. To learn more about the information sessions, email gs@simmons.edu.

Simmons University at The Carle

In The Museum

Whole Book Approach

December 6, 2019
9:30am - 12:30pm
$55 (Members $46.75)

(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. Registration includes a copy of Reading Picture Books with Children by Megan Dowd Lambert.


See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

In The Auditorium

A Few of Our Favorite Books

December 7, 2019
1:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

Join Cathie Mercier (Director, Center for the Study of Children’s Literature, Simmons University), Eliza Brown (Shop Manager, The Carle) and Emily Prabhaker (Librarian, Campus School of Smith College) as they share their favorite books from the past year, discussing the striking illustrations, compelling narratives, and other aspects of these books that have captivated various audiences. Participants are encouraged to share their 2019 favorites as well.  

In The Art Studio

Gouache with Illustrator Audrey Helen Weber

December 9, 2019
10:00am - 3:00pm
$80 ($68 members)

Adult workshop (ages 16 and up)
Join illustrator Audrey Helen Weber and explore gouache as a painting medium. This is a great introduction course is for people interested in working with gouache using drawing as a foundation. The galleries will open during the midday break so participants can explore, The Pursuit of Everything: Maira Kalman’s Books for Children.

 See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

 

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