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


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

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Watercolor with Words

Margaret, one of our summer interns, hosted a special Studio activity a couple weeks ago. Here is her report of the day... READ MORE

Building Fairy Houses

Do you have someone in your family captivated with fairies, fantasy or secret natural worlds? Why not spend a day outside together foraging for natural materials and building fairy houses!

When we spent a day recently making our own fairy house garden, we gathered lots of different materials from the Museum grounds and in our backyards.


Easy Paper Marbling

This month I've been saying a lot of 'goodbyes' to student staff members as they leave for summer break. It makes me realize how fortunate we've been to work with such a stellar group of student employees over the years and see them move on to careers in art, museums and education.

Printmaking at Fort River

Diana, Meghan and I all had the privilege of teaching a series of art classes through our contract with Amherst Public Elementary schools.

Reid's Special Sunday: Shadow Play

Reid, our January-Term intern, designed and hosted a really fun special Studio activity last week for Museum guests. Here is her report on the planning process of the project and her reflection on the day. READ MORE

Recent Wildwood Elementary Visit

Making pop-up books is always one of my favorite projects to teach. I had the chance to make some books with a group of students at Wildwood Elementary here in Amherst a few weeks ago.

Gabby's Face Game

The past few weeks we've been saying our goodbyes to all of our fabulous student staff members as they finish their semesters and head home on winter break. Recently our fall semester intern, Gabby Rosenberg, completed her final project, The Face Game, an interactive display for Museum guests in the Art Studio.

Special Sunday: Paper City

January's Special Sunday was designed by Erin Christie as part of her final internship project in The Art Studio. She planned the activity, sorted and prepared the materials, and introduced visitors to the project throughout the day on Sunday, January 29th. Continue reading below for a full description of the day, documented by Erin.


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