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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

The Picture Book Made New: Margaret Wise Brown and Her Illustrators

A pivotal figure in the evolution of the picture book, Margaret Wise Brown authored Goodnight Moon, Runaway Bunny, and other groundbreaking books for the very young; championed the careers of a generation of illustrators; and, by cross-fertilizing ideas drawn from progressive education and the modernist avant-garde, transformed the picture book into a vibrant contemporary art form. The Carle is delighted to exhibit the largest selection of art from Brown's books ever assembled, including works by Clement Hurd, Leonard Weisgard, Garth Williams, Esphyr Slobodkina, Ylla, Tibor Gergely, the Provensen's, and others.

This exhibition is made possible in part by generous support from HarperCollins Publishers.


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