Apr
29
Sat
The 7th Annual Barbara Elleman Research Library (BERL) Lecture: The Enduring Magic of Story with Author/Illustrator Steven Kellogg @ Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm

We all have a place in the storytelling circle. Join Steven Kellogg as he shares his appreciation for the enduring gift of story and how it enriches our lives, as well as the arts of writing and illustrating, which open the gates to the world of stories and the magic they can generate. Light reception and book signing to follow.

Apr
30
Sun
Special Sundays in the Studio: Art Gardeners @ Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Experiment with materials in the Art Studio and watch our creative garden grow!

May
7
Sun
What’s Your Favorite Color? Book Party @ Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
May 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 Join us for an afternoon celebrating the new Eric Carle & Friends book, What’s Your Favorite Color? Activities include family programs with contributing illustrators Mike Curato, Etienne Delessert, Rafael López, and William Low as well as a special performance from the Amherst Regional High School Dance Theatre Ensemble.

May
9
Tue
Transforming Recycled Materials @ Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
May 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us on the journey of a recycled material from discarded object to one full of creative potential. Walk away from this workshop with ideas about how to transform materials as you promote creativity and sustainability in your classroom, art studio, library or home.
Instructors: Meg Nicoll and Sara Ottomano

May
12
Fri
Toddler and Preschool Play Series: Materials Play @ Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Experiment with materials selected especially for young explorers in the Art Studio. Sometimes messy or outside, so dress accordingly!

May
17
Wed
Everyday Art Program: Stamp. Paint. Share. @ Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
May 17 – Jun 20 all-day

Experiment with patterns and paint. Make multiple versions to use in your own artwork and share with others.

May
21
Sun
Special Storytime: David Hyde Costello @ Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
May 21 @ 2:00 pm

Little Pig is too little to go to summer camp with his older brothers and sisters, so he is left behind with Grandpa and Poppy. Little Pig and Poppy make and sail a toy ship all week, but when a gusty wind takes the ship into the current, Little Pig has to use his newfound knot-tying skills to save the day. Join author/illustrator David Hyde Costello for a sweetly told intergenerational story about how even the littlest can make a big difference.

May
28
Sun
Special Sundays in the Studio: Color Connections @ Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
May 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Inspired by the exhibition What’s Your Favorite Color explore color variety and tone.

Jun
3
Sat
A “Rawther” Splendid Tea Party @ Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Jun 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Come for a breakfast tea party all about Eloise! Participants will enjoy a selection of fruit and baked goods, making wearable art, and playing Pin the Bow on Skipperdee!

Reservations required. Reservations may be made in advance at the Museum’s Admissions Desk or by calling (413) 559-6336. 

Jun
4
Sun
Cinema Sunday: Funny Face (1957) @ Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Jun 4 @ 1:00 pm

Think Pink! Enjoy a screening of this classic musical romantic comedy starring Fred Astaire, Audrey Hepburn, and Kay Thompson.