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

Hours

  • Thursday, Friday10 am-3 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 4 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Reopening and a Collaborative Collage Mural

On August 1, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art re-opened to visitors after a four-month temporary closure due to COVID-19. The process of re-opening the Art Studio challenged us to look at our project design, space, and materials closely. We considered what aspects of the experience needed to change to accommodate new safety and distancing measures, and what important parts of the experience we needed to keep. READ MORE

Collaborative Drawing in the Galleries

One of the fun and exciting parts of the Carle Museum is our Collections and Exhibitions team working to make our exhibitions more interactive and inclusive for audiences of all ages. Our exhibition A Marriage of Artistry: Leo and Diane Dillon, on display this past May through November 2018 included a drawing activity that encouraged creating a shared piece of art.

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Collage Collaborations

In celebration of the exhibition A Marriage of Artistry: Leo and Diane Dillon, we explored collaboration through collage in the Art Studio. We were inspired by the collaboration not only between Leo and Diane Dillon to create their artwork, but also the intricate frames that their son, Lee, made for some of the works featured in the exhibition. READ MORE

Materials, Movement and Mobiles

Inspired by shooting stars, soaring owls and blinking fireflies in the exhibition The Art of Eric Carle: Night, we have been exploring mobiles in our Everyday Art Project, Things That Fly in the Night Sky. This project got us thinking about how we design and select materials for moving sculpture projects in the Art Studio. READ MORE

Natalie's Special Sunday: Paint With It All; Big and Small!

Recently one of the Art Studio's Summer Interns, Natalie Richards, designed a Special Sunday project for museum guests. She planned the event, sorted and prepared the materials, and introduced visitors to the project throughout the day. The following is her description of the day. READ MORE

Transforming Space with Cardboard Sculptures

Our ongoing fascination with cardboard boxes continues to evolve – there’s seemingly no end to the possibilities offered by this accessible, reusable material! Over the past month, the educational team at The Carle has collaborated on several projects exploring how cardboard boxes can transform a space. READ MORE

Collaborative Window Collage

Once a month we offer a drop-in project in addition to our ongoing Everyday Art Project. At one of these recent Special Sunday events we took inspiration from the landscape to create a collaborative installation exploring light and color. READ MORE

Remarkable Rainbow Collage

To celebrate the opening of the exhibition Brown Bear Turns 50! we spent five weeks in the Art Studio exploring collage techniques, and the colors within Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? by Eric Carle. Focusing on one color at a time, we started experimenting with orange papers and worked our way backwards through the book to the brown of Brown Bear. READ MORE
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