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:

  • The Art of Eric Carle: Night

    Eric Carle is famous for his representations of cheerful suns and soulful moons. While he traditionally leaves his daytime skies...

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    Fri, Sep 8, 2017 - Sun, Mar 18, 2018

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  • Treasure from the Collection: A 15 Year Celebration

    In its short history, The Carle has become one of the premier repositories in the country for picture book art....

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    Fri, Dec 1, 2017 - Sun, Apr 1, 2018

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  • Eighty Years of Caldecott Books

    This exhibition brings together 79 first-edition Caldecott Medal award books; the newest winner, to be announced in January 2018, will be added...

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    Tue, Dec 12, 2017 - Tue, Mar 13, 2018

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  • An Introduction to Visual Thinking Strategies

    (4 PDPs) Learning about Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) the principles of which guide the educational programming at the Museum. Designed as...

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    Fri, Dec 15, 2017

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  • Meet Javaka Steptoe

    Artist and author Javaka Steptoe won the 2017 Caldecott Medal for his book, Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel...

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    Sat, Dec 16, 2017

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