Eric Carle Museum

Amherst, MA — Four years ago, at the age of 87, picture book artist Eric Carle began creating a series of cardboard and found object collages depicting angels. He dedicated these abstract assemblages to the artist Paul Klee (Swiss, 1879-1940), who created over 70 drawings and paintings of angels during his lifetime. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is pleased to present

Amherst, MA — The Carle is proud to present ART in PLACE: Social Distancing in the Studio, an exhibition featuring inspiring artworks created by more than 20 of today's leading picture-book artists during the global pandemic. The online exhibition will go live on May 26. Each illustrator is sharing one artwork, a self-portrait

Amherst, MA — What can the art of childhood reveal? Does it show burgeoning talent, exciting potential or, perhaps, simply the beginning of a love to create? Those are some of the questions explored in an exhibition co-curated by award-winning illustrators Grace Lin and Jarrett J. Krosoczka. Together, with 17 other artists, they honor childhood creativity in

Amherst, MA — The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is pleased to present The Pursuit of Everything: Maira Kalman's Books for Children, a colorful panorama of Kalman's picture book career, on view November 10, 2019 through April 5, 2020. The exhibition premiered at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA in June

Amherst, MA — Peter Sís invites readers on incredible journeys. His exquisitely detailed picture books follow the historic adventures of French pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Czech arctic explorer Jan Welzl, while others herald the scientific discoveries of Galileo Galilei and Charles Darwin. Fueled by his life experiences, Sís transports readers to the ancient city of Prague in The

Amherst, MA (October 13, 2016) - When Michael Droller received a framed reproduction of a Maxfield Parrish painting as a graduation present from medical school, it ignited a passion for illustration—a passion that has long sustained him outside a career in medicine. It led Michael and his wife Esther to amass an enviable collection of picture book art rich in history and artistic achievement

(Amherst, MA — February 23, 2016) The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) today announced that The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is among the 30 finalists for the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. For 22 years, the award has celebrated institutions

(Amherst, MA—September 22, 2015)—The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is pleased to announce a prestigious Museums for America grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for $47,500 to remediate, stabilize, and archive 125 illustrations by renowned children’s book author and artist Leonard Weisgard (1916-2000). Regarded as one of the giants in the field of children’s

(Amherst, MA—February 10, 2015)  The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is pleased to present Tall Tales and Short Tales: The Art of Uri Shulevitz, a retrospective of the work of Caldecott award-winning artist Uri Shulevitz. Organized by Curator Emeritus Nick Clark in celebration of Shulevitz’s 80th year, the exhibition opens on March 14 and will comprise approximately 90

(Amherst, MA—January 20, 2015) The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is pleased to announce that Ellen Keiter has joined the staff this month as the Museum’s new chief curator. Keiter is replacing H. Nichols B. Clark, the Museum’s founding director and chief curator. Clark, who retired in December after more than thirteen years with The Carle, will continue in an emeritus role as a