Exhibitions

We wanted a place where art made for children could be understood as art. It’s a passion for us. We wanted to pass that passion on.
Eric and Barbara Carle
The Carle’s picture-book exhibitions showcase a variety of artists, themes, and styles. Our three galleries host six original shows a year, so there is always something new to see! 

Current Exhibitions

May 5 - July 31, 2022
Reading Library
Explore picture books with innovative designs. 
April 16 - November 6, 2022
Central Gallery
Discover the art of this modernist painter and her intriguing view of childhood.
March 19 - August 21, 2022
West Gallery
Did you know cats were Eric Carle’s favorite animal?
December 18, 2021 - June 12, 2022
East Gallery
Lions, tigers, bears…and vampires! Ed Emberley takes readers on drawing adventures.

Upcoming Exhibitions

June 25 - December 31, 2022
Going to pieces at The Carle. 

Online Exhibitions

Twenty-six artists present affirming stories of Asian American life.

See what your favorite illustrator loved to draw as a child.

Discover what picture-book artists are creating during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Traveling Exhibitions

June 16 - November 27, 2022
Join the adventures of Pooh, Piglet, and Christopher Robin in the Hundred Acre Wood.
April 15, 2022 - April 15, 2024
Eric Carle makes a splash in the Big Apple! 
The historic events, people, and themes of the civil rights movement are brought to life in original picture-book illustrations by 40 artists.  

Past Exhibitions

January 13 - May 1, 2022
Explore picture books in translation and the stories they give us from all over the world.
November 20, 2021 - April 3, 2022
Powerful images and words unite in this Caldecott Medal-winning book.
September 10, 2021 - March 6, 2022
Celebrate the gifts of art and story that Eric Carle shared with the world.