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

November 19, 2022 - April 9, 2023
Central Gallery
See what’s new—and old!—at The Carle. 
September 3, 2022 - March 5, 2023
West Gallery
The Museum isn’t the only one celebrating an important birthday this year.
July 28 - December 4, 2022
Reading Library
How do you keep courage in the face of fear?
June 25 - December 31, 2022
East Gallery
Going to pieces at The Carle. 

Upcoming Exhibitions

December 7, 2022 - April 2, 2023

Celebrate the art of writing letters—why we write them, the journeys they take, and the impact of their messages.

January 14 - June 4, 2023
Enter a world of possibilities.

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

March 19 - August 21, 2022
Did you know cats were Eric Carle’s favorite animal?
May 5 - July 24, 2022
Explore picture books with innovative designs. 
December 18, 2021 - June 12, 2022
Lions, tigers, bears…and vampires! Ed Emberley takes readers on drawing adventures.