Let's Talk! Animals from the Collection

Saturday, August 8th, 2020 - Sunday, January 24th, 2021

Frog and Toad, Stuart Little, Peter Rabbit, and Noisy Nora are some of the beloved picture book characters visitors will meet in Let’s Talk! Animals from the Collection. The exhibition examines the longstanding tradition of anthropomorphism—giving human characteristics to animals—in children’s literature. Let’s Talk! features art from The Carle’s world-class holdings. Included are E. H. Shepard’s watercolors of Winnie-the-Pooh, Beatrix Potter’s exquisite drawings of Peter Rabbit, curiosities from Alice in Wonderland, as well as familiar faces from Aesop’s Fables and Little Red Riding Hood. Historical gems by Jean de Brunhoff, Alice Bolam Preston, Leo Lionni, Arnold Lobel, James Marshall, Maurice Sendak, William Steig, and Garth Williams are featured alongside contemporary illustrators such as Ashley Bryan, Petra Mathers, Jerry Pinkney, Rosemary Wells, and Mo Willems.

Wed – Fri 10am – 3pm
Sat 10am – 4pm
Sun 12pm – 4pm
Mon & Tue CLOSED

Adult $9
Youth (1-18), Student, Teacher, & Senior $6
Members Free

The East Gallery
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road

Amherst, MA 

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