The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Get lost in the world of The Very Hungry Caterpillar

125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002

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Bring your budding Picasso into the world of art! Eric Carle's picture books, like The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Grouchy Ladybug, have inspired generations of children, and now you can explore works by Carle and other illustrators. At the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art you'll find galleries, an interactive art studio, a reading library, live events and more!

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  • A Genteel Tradition: The Art of Alice Bolam Preston

    Preston was an illustrator, designer, and craftsperson who lived in Beverly Farms, Massachusetts. She was especially known for children's book...

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    Thu, Jan 1 - Sun, May 3, 2015

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  • Tall Tales and Short Tales: The Art of Uri Shulevitz

    The Carle is pleased to announce Tall Tales and Short Tales: The Art of Uri Shulevitz, a retrospective of the...

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    Sat, Mar 14 - Sun, Jun 14, 2015

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  • Special Storytime: Author Julie Sternberg and Illustrator Adam Gudeon

    Join us as award-winning author Julie Sternberg and illustrator Adam Gudeon introduce their new picture book, Bedtime at Bessie and...

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    Sat, Apr 4, 2015

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  • Special Sundays in the Studio: Drawing Day

    With the goal of bringing together people of all ages through something as simple as drawing, join us for our...

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    Sun, Apr 12, 2015

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  • Butterflies & Caterpillars: A Springtime Family Workshop

    Celebrate spring with open-ended butterfly-themed activities for the whole family! We'll discuss the migration of the Monarch, create and personalize...

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    Sun, Apr 19, 2015

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  • Nutshell Playhouse Presents Pirates!

    A swashbuckling adventure featuring bold buccaneers, a mysterious map with a riddle, cursed treasure, a visit to an island that...

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    Sun, Apr 19, 2015

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  • CactusHead Puppets Presents Little Red Riding Hood

    Little Red Riding Hood's mother sends her off into the woods with some treats for her dear old grandmother, but...

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    Tue, Apr 21, 2015

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  • Mister G Performs Live at The Carle!

    Popular, international children's music artist and local hero Mister G returns to The Carle for a concert! A leading figure...

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    Fri, Apr 24, 2015

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  • Special Storytime: Paul Czajak and The Brothers Hilts

    Join author Paul Czajak and the award-winning illustrators, the Brothers Hilts, for a storytime as Paul reads from their new...

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    Sat, Apr 25, 2015

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