The Art of Eric Carle: Hide and Seek

April 5 - August 28, 2016
West Gallery

Eric Carle has made many pieces of unforgettable art during a career of over 50 years, and more than 70 books. Most readers are unaware that Carle has left behind a trail of “Easter eggs” in his illustrations, creating many secret messages and hints. He often hides “C” and “R” in his images, denoting the first letters of his children’s names. “A few times,” he says, “I have even incorporated the names of friends into my books; these names will be hard to find; they are camouflaged.” 

This exhibition entices visitors to take a closer look at Carle’s art to uncover these hidden references. Flip labels reveal some of the people and places important to him. 

This exhibition was made possible through the generous support of the Hsin-Yi Foundation.