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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002

Hours

  • Tue- Friday10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

 

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Past Exhibitions

 

IN THE Central Gallery

Eighty Years of Caldecott Books

This exhibition brings together 79 first-edition Caldecott Medal award books; the newest winner, to be announced in February 2018, will be added to the display early next year (visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite contender!). While the books themselves are valuable artifacts, it is the art inside for which they are celebrated. Original illustrations from several titles are featured, including art by Marcia Brown, the Caldecott’s first “triple-crown” winner.

Named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott, the Caldecott Medal is bestowed annually by the American Library Association to “the most distinguished American picture book for children.” Visitors will learn fun facts and test their knowledge of Caldecott trivia. Can you name the four husband-and-wife teams who have won a Caldecott Medal?

This exhibition is co-curated by Barbara Elleman and Chief Curator Ellen Keiter. 

 

 

First edition of Once a Mouse by Marcia Brown, Simon & Schuster. © 1961 Marcia Brown, used by permission of Marcia Brown Papers, M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University at Albany Libraries.
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