The Art of Eric Carle: Night

September 12, 2017 - March 18, 2018
West Gallery

Eric Carle is famous for his representations of cheerful suns and soulful moons. While he traditionally leaves his daytime skies the blank white of the paper, he evocatively paints his nighttime scenes in deep blues and indigos. Carle’s visible brushwork is often sprinkled with twinkling stars, fireflies, and other creatures of the night. The moon—in all its phases—always displays a gentle face. “The calm moon is a source of comfort in the night,” says Carle. This exhibition features original artwork from Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me (1986), Dream Snow (2000), and The Very Quiet Cricket (1990), among others. Several pieces from Draw Me a Star (1992) are also included to mark the 25th anniversary of that book’s publication.

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