Events at the Eric Carle Museum

ericclarleEXHIBITIONS                                                                                                      

David Weisner & The Art of Wordless Storytelling
June 18 – November 5, 2017

David Weisner has enthralled readers for three decades, and his remarkable career is surveyed in this first-ever retrospective devoted to his art.  The exhibition features 70 original watercolors from some of Weisner’s most famous books, including three for which he won the prestigious Caldecott Medal: Tuesday (1992), The Three Pigs (2002), and Flotsam (2007).  Also on view is work from Wiesner’s earliest artistic successes while still a student at the Rhode Island School of Design to his most recent book project—his first graphic novel, Fish Girl, published just this year.

This exhibition has been organized by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.  Its presentation at The Carle is supported by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Collecting Inspiration: Contemporary Illustrators and Their Heroes
Through November 27, 2017

Picture books instill in children a sense of awe, magic, and wonderment, but who inspires the illustrators themselves—the people who bring incredibly imaginative worlds to life? Organized by two prominent figures in the field, Tony DiTerlizzi and Mo Willems, this exhibition gives visitors a peek into the minds and motivations of an array of talented artists working today. Visit The Carle to find out who inspires Tony and Mo, as well as Sophie Blackall, Sandra Boynton, Ashley Bryan, Eric Carle, Bryan Collier, Marla Frazee, Laurie Keller, Loren Long, Patrick McDonnell, Yuyi Morales, Kadir Nelson, LeUyen Pham, Jerry Pinkney, Robin Preiss Glasser, Judy Schachner, Lane Smith, and—with a special contribution from his foundation—the late Maurice Sendak.

Eric Carle and Friends: What’s Your Favorite Color?
Through August 27, 2017

Everyone has a favorite color. Some last a lifetime, others change from day to day. Eric Carle’s newest publication, What’s Your Favorite Color?, poses the age-old question to fifteen famous children’s book artists. Each responds with a unique illustration and a personal story. Carle’s original collage art is paired with the various color choices of Lauren Castillo, Bryan Collier, Mike Curato, Etienne Delessert, Anna Dewdney, Rafael López, William Low, Marc Martin, Jill McElmurry, Yuyi Moralies, Frann Preseton-Gannon, Uri Shulevitz, Philip. C. Stead, and Melissa Sweet.

This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Hsin-Yi Foundation.

 

PROGRAMS & EVENTS                                                                                       

A Rawther Splendid Tea Party
June 3, 2017
10:30am – 11:30am
$10 Youth / $12 Adult (Members $5) Price includes Museum Admission

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.

Cinema Sunday: Funny Face (1957)
June 4, 2017

1:00pm

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

Northampton Community Music Center Family Concert Series: Big Littles
June 10, 2017
11:00am
$5; Museum Admission extra

Matt Singer and Liam Hurley are both dads of super cute toddlers, they both live in super cute Brooklyn and together they make up the Big Littles, a super cute acoustic pop rock duo that deftly walks the tightrope of making genuinely enjoyable music for kids and grownups.  If they don’t sound super cute enough, Matt plays a little guitar and Liam plays a little drum set.  Super cute.

Ticket sales begin at 10:30; no advance sales.  Limited seating; early arrival recommended

Special Sundays in the Studio: Unexpected Perspectives
June 11, 2017
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

Create artwork that takes a different viewpoint and tells a surprising story.

Gallery Talk with David Wiesner
June 18, 2017
Free with Museum Admission

Join artist David Wiesner for a gallery talk on the special exhibition David Wiesner & The Art of Wordless Storytelling.  A book signing will take place in the Great Hall following the program.

Can’t make it to the event?  You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at shop@carlemuseum.org.

12th Annual Children’s Book Festival: Dig It!  Build It!  Dream It!
June 25, 2017
10:00am – 4:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

10:30am
Groundbreaking Celebration (Orchard)

11:00am
Special Storytime with Tom Lichtenheld (Reading Library)

11:30am
Book signing with Tom Lichtenheld (Great Hall)

12:30am
Cupcakes celebrating Eric Carle’s birthday!

1:00 – 2:00pm
Happier Family Comedy Show (Auditorium)

2:00pm
Storytime (Reading Library)

Special Storytime: Tom Lichtenheld
June 25, 2017
11:00am
Free with Museum Admission

Join illustrator Tom Lichtenheld for a special storytime and drawing demonstration for Mighty, Mighty, Construction Site, the companion book to the international bestseller Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site.  All of our favorite trucks are back on the construction site—this time with a focus on team-building, friendship, and working together to make a big task seem small!

Can’t make it to the event?  You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at shop@carlemuseum.org.

June 29, 1999…in 2017!
June 29, 2017
1:30pm
Free with Museum Admission

Artichokes in Anchorage!  Parsnips in Providence!  In David Weisner’s book, June 29, 1999, a young girl’s science project begins with seedlings sent up in the atmosphere, and ends with an invasion of giant vegetables!  Come to The Carle for a special storytime followed by a collaborative window installation project where young artists imagine what vegetable they see flying through the sky.

Signed copies of June 29, 1999 will be available in the Museum Shop.  Can’t make it to the event?  You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at shop@carlemuseum.org.