The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this November
Eric Carle, celebrated author and illustrator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has also illustrated more than 70 other books. His dream of creating a place where original picture book art could be enjoyed and appreciated came true in 2002 when he opened the first full-scale museum in the United States devoted to national and international picture book art. The Museum’s goal is to foster connections between visual and verbal literacy and to provide visitors of all ages and backgrounds with the opportunity to explore their own creativity and the confidence to appreciate and enjoy art of every kind.
The Museum is adjacent to the campus of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. You can take a virtual tour here.
Check out and enjoy some of Carle's delightful books here.