Yesterday I took a little "field trip" to the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Mass. Two school-aged children and I wandered the exhibits, perused the library, and worked in the hands-on art studio, and it was delightful. There are three current exhibits this summer. Below are my favorites from each:
Amherst, MA - The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats, the first major United States exhibition to pay tribute to award-winning author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats (1916-1983), whose beloved children’s books include Whistle for Willie (1964), Peter’s Chair (1967), and The Snowy Day (1962), opens at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art on June 26, 2012 and remains on view through October 24, 2012.
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts, always has exciting events, exhibits, classes, and family programs going on. Over the next few days, however, there are a few certain to interest bibliophiles, whether you collect children's lit or not. One happens this Sunday the 10th, when world-renowned illustrator and printmaker Barry Moser drops by to 'talk about words and pictures.' A book signing will follow.
AMHERST, MA-Join author and artist Tomie dePaola and illustrators from Western Massachusetts Illustrators Guild (WMIG) at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art on June 4 from 10am to 5pm for its sixth annual Children’s Book Festival with Tomie dePaola and artists from the Western Massachusetts Illustrators Guild Artist to Artist: Celebrating the Creative Process. This event for art and book-lovers of all ages will feature art activities, artists’ presentations and demonstrations, an art sale, and book signings.
On April 11 at 2:00 pm, Sotheby’s New York will hold a single owner sale of Original Illustration Art from the Collections of Kendra and Allan Daniel. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and the Animal Legal Defense Fund. The auction, the first of this type for Sotheby’s New York, will present children’s illustrations and other original art from this renowned collection, some of which was exhibited at The Carle in 2008.
Amherst, MA—The first-ever museum consideration of the Jewish picture book, Monsters and Miracles: A Journey through Jewish Picture Books, will travel from Los Angeles to The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and the Yiddish Book Center from October 15th through January 23rd. This exhibit is co-organized by the Skirball Cultural Center (Los Angeles, CA) and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, featuring more than 100 original works of art, texts, and related objects from time-honored classics and popula
Eric Carle, internationally known for his beautiful and highly original tissue paper collages, employs bright colors and bold shapes to create images that are appealing and direct. The Carle’s new exhibition in the West Gallery, Eric Carle Prints and Papers, provides a rare opportunity to view some of his lesser known work in printmaking. It is on exhibit through September 5, 2010.