Eric Carle's Book Birthdays

September 3, 2022 - March 5, 2023
West Gallery

This exhibition honors 13 Eric Carle titles marking their 20th, 25th, and 50th birthdays in 2022 and 2023. They include The Very Long Train, From Head to Toe, and Hello, Red Fox, among others. Animals appear in each book, underscoring Carle’s love of using nature to tell stories.

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

What to Expect 

Get ready to party! On view are 50 original artworks by Eric Carle, representing 13 books titles. In the gallery, guests can read books, design birthday cards, peek “inside” presents, and play a party game. 

Illustration of crowds of people cheering with pretzels in sunshine.
Eric Carle, Illustration for Walter the Baker. Collection of Eric and Barbara Carle. © 1972 Penguin Random House LLC.
Explore Further
Share joyful suprises with friends and family by creating pop-ups and lift flaps. 
Create your own nature-inspired drawing using oil pastels and colorful paper.
News & Press
Celebrate Eric Carle’s Book Birthdays in our new exhibition.