The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

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Facility:The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Description:The first full-scale museum in this country devoted to national and international picture book art. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art collects, exhibits, preserves and interprets picture book art from around the world, recognizing its importance as an art form. The Museum strives to engage, delight and educate by encouraging inquiry and heightening appreciation of the visual world.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:125 West Bay Road
Address 2:
City:Amherst
State/Province:MA
Zip Code:01002
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Open Tuesday through Friday, 10:00-4:00.
Admission:Adults: $7.00; Seniors, Students, and Children: $5.00; Children under 1 are free.
Telephone:(413) 658-1100
Website:Visit Website
R E V I E W S
A. Quay, Co-op Member
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art was created with all ages in mind. The size of the museum is small enough to take in what it has to offer in a few hours but the atmosphere is relaxed enough that you can stay all day if you like. It provides opportunities for adults to enjoy the exhibits of Eric Carle's art as well as other picture book artists. It also contains an exhibit of picture book covers from the 19th century allowing you to examine how the art (as well as the stories) have changed.

The art room allows visitors of all ages to be creative with materials the museum provides. Families can relax and read in the library which contains numerous picture books from around the world.

The museum also occasionaly presents plays in its theatre and provides workshops (for a fee) for those interested in learning more about picture book art.
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