Eric Carle: A Feast for the Eyes

September 21, 2010 - March 28, 2011
West Gallery
This exhibition is a smorgasbord of picture book art exploring the unique role food plays in children’s literature. The works of Eric Carle, as well as the works of other artists from The Carle’s permanent collection, illustrate a range of themes, from food as basic sustenance to food as the center of family social life. For Carle, food has been a leitmotif — famously, a caterpillar storing up food for its transformation into a butterfly, and with equal determination, a little boy making pancakes truly from scratch.