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!

Upcoming Event:

  • Louis Darling: Drawing the Words of Beverly Cleary

    The Carle will mark Beverly Cleary's 100th birthday with the exhibition, Louis Darling: Drawing the Words of Beverly Cleary. Darling's...

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    Tue, May 17 - Sun, Nov 27, 2016

Upcoming Event:

  • Louis Darling: Drawing the Words of Beverly Cleary

    The Carle will mark Beverly Cleary's 100th birthday with the exhibition, Louis Darling: Drawing the Words of Beverly Cleary. Darling's...

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    Wed, Jun 8 - Sun, Nov 27, 2016

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  • Americana on Parade: The Art of Robert McCloskey

    In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Robert McCloskey's Make Way for Ducklings (1941), The Carle is organizing a retrospective highlighting...

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    Sun, Jun 19 - Sun, Oct 23, 2016

Upcoming Event:

  • Americana on Parade: The Art of Robert McCloskey

    In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Robert McCloskey's Make Way for Ducklings (1941), The Carle is organizing a retrospective highlighting...

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    Mon, Jun 20 - Sun, Oct 23, 2016

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  • Brown Bear Everywhere Pop-Up Exhibition

    In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the book that launched Eric Carle's career--Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You...

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    Sat, Aug 13 - Sun, Oct 9, 2016

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