Eric Carle: The Nonsense Show

September 15, 2015 - March 20, 2016
West Gallery

Strange things happen in Eric Carle’s studio. A rabbit pulls a boy from a hat. A mouse takes a cat for a walk. While such preposterous scenarios are common in nursery rhymes (remember the cow that jumped over the moon?), Carle invents his own visual puzzles in his book The Nonsense Show (2015). The book was Carle’s ode to Surrealism and his love of all things silly and imaginative. He created absurd situations—a leopard tiger, a duck with human feet—that would spark conversation and make his readers wonder and laugh. 

This exhibition runs concurrently with The Art of Eric Carle: From A to Z.