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:

  • 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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  • After-School Bookmaking Class

    Grades K-3 Together we'll create platforms for your storytelling! Experiment with mark-making and a variety of book forms as you...

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    Tue, Mar 6 - Tue, Mar 27, 2018

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  • Gallery Tour: Treasures from the Collection

    Join us for a special tour of the exhibit Treasures from the Collection: A 15-Year Celebration. We will look closely...

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    Sat, Mar 10 - Sat, Mar 24, 2018

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  • The Art of Eric Carle: Seasons

    The Art of Eric Carle: Seasons celebrates the animals, plants, and activities associated with the four seasons. Carle illustrates the...

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    Sat, Mar 31 - Sun, Aug 26, 2018

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  • Randolph Caldecott: The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing

    Join us for a presentation by children's book historian, author, and critic Leonard Marcus. This illustrated talk introduces the sly,...

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    Sat, Apr 7, 2018

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