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


  • Thursday, Friday 10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Past Exhibitions


IN THE East Gallery

Latino Folk Tales: Cuentos Populares-Art by Latino Artists

Folk tale literature throughout the world encompasses both magic and symbolism, comprising stories of saints, gods, myths, and legends. These repeated and recorded stories transcend various national and cultural boundaries. This remarkable exhibition features sixty-three original works of art from bilingual Latino folk tales published in children’s picture books. A dozen talented, award-winning artists focus their lively imaginations, distinctive styles, and colorful palettes to bring the stories alive. The illustrations enhance stories collected from many Spanish-speaking regions including Mexico, New Mexico, Puerto Rico, Central and South America.

Featured artists include Lulu Delacre, Maya Gonzalez, Leovigildo Martínez, Felipe Davalos, Beatriz Vidal, Honorio Robledo, Esau Andrade Valencia, Amy Cordóva, Susan Guevara, Lucia and Gloria Perez, and Raúl Colón. Their story-telling art can be seen in The First Tortilla, Juan and the Jackalope, The Bossy Gallito, Sugar Cane: A Caribbean Rapunzel, and A Perfect Season for Dreaming as well as many other stories creating a kaleidoscope of Latino folk tales. Bilingual books are also included in the exhibition.

Click here for events and programming related to this exhibition. 

This exhibition is curated by Sylvia Nissley and organized by Smith Kramer Traveling Exhibitions, Kansas City, Missouri. 


Esau Andrade Valencia, Illustration from A Perfect Season for Dreaming / Un tiempo perfecto para sonar [Cinco Puntos Press]. © 2008 Esau Andrade Valencia.
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