Tomi Ungerer is one of those multi-talented artists who, while known to many, is never quite known for the same thing. To some, he is a graphic artist whose commercial art for newspapers and magazines in the 1950s-60s was fresh and thought-provoking, while others appreciate the erotic drawings that raised quite a stir upon publication. For most, however, Ungerer's fame is greatest as a children's
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.

Amherst, MA (September 11, 2013)—The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is pleased to announce that Eric Carle will be signing books at the Museum on September 21 at 10:00 am (members 9:00 am). The Carle Bookshop is proud to offer guests the one-day only opportunity to purchase Eric Carle’s new picture book Friends before its official November release date.  A limited number of

(Amherst, MA) May 2013 — The Pigeon may not be able to drive the bus, or stay up late, or keep his own hot dog—but this June he gets to star with other familiar friends in his very own exhibition, Seriously Silly: A Decade of Art & Whimsy by Mo Willems. The retrospective will be on view from June 22 through February 23, 2014 at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst,

The Swann Galleries sale of twentieth-century illustration art on January 24 seems destined for success. Its biggest draw (pun intended) being a very fine collection of works written and/or illustrated by the late Maurice Sendak. He was collectible before his death last May, and, as it goes, more so now. The sale has
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
(March 20, 2012 - Amherst, MA)  The Carle is pleased to announce that the West Gallery will be home to an exhibition of art from Eric Carle’s beloved book, “Slowly, Slowly, Slowly,” said the Sloth, published in 2002. The exhibition, called The Birth of a Book and A Museum will open in Amherst, Massachusetts on April 3, 2012, and continue until September 2, 2012. The exhibition will feature a
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
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

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