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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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Meadow Inspiration

Last summer saw the opening of Bobbie’s Meadow, a multi-use space that is a tribute to Eric Carle’s late wife and co-founder of the Museum, Barbara Carle. The space offers a wonderful opportunity to connect people, nature, and art. As we transitioned from winter to spring, we were excited to see what this first full year of the meadow would bring. READ MORE

Susie's Special Sunday Project

Recently, Fall Art Studio intern Susie Park designed a Special Sunday program for museum guests. She planned the event, prepared materials, and facilitated art making in the Art Studio. The following is her description of the project: READ MORE

Mina’s Special Saturday: That’s a Wrap! Painting with Texture

Recently one of the Art Studio's Summer Interns, Mina Puig, designed a Special Saturday project for museum guests inspired by her love of textured painting. This project explored alternative painting materials and techniques using string and plastic wrap. The following is Mina's description of her process and the day. READ MORE

Sunset to Sunrise: Watercolors of the Night Sky

It is springtime in the Art Studio and recently we found ourselves thinking about the changing sunrise and sunset times around the vernal, or the northern hemisphere spring, equinox. Inspired by The Art of Eric Carle: Night exhibition, we wanted to explore images of night as well as all those transition times of day: sunset, sunrise, dusk, dawn, and twilight. READ MORE

Coffee Filters and Watercolor Paint in Open Book, Open Play

Have you ever offered coffee filters and watercolors to your preschoolers and/or toddlers? This deceptively simple pairing of materials thoroughly engaged participants in one of our Friday morning Open Book, Open Play program sessions.

Open Book, Open Play, facilitated by Museum Educator, Emily Prabhaker, happens in three to four week intervals in place of our regular Friday morning storytime program a few times a year. It extends the sharing of picture books by weaving imaginative explorations inspired by elements of the picture books shared into and after the storytime. READ MORE

Animals, Art and the Imagination

Its hard to believe the summer is nearly over. For the Studio, the season goes out with a bang in our annual four-day program Animals, Art and the Imagination. This year's program concluded yesterday, so we need a few days to process some of the significant moments, but I couldn't start the weekend without sharing a few images from the week: Each day started at The Carle where we looked at and talked about art, . . . (The newly installed Imaginary Garden by Leo Lionni pictured here) READ MORE

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