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The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art: Online Resources

The Carle Museum celebrates picture books as an art form in honor of the late Eric Carle, the author and illustrator of the beloved children's book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Art enthusiasts, bookworms, and early childhood educators will want to explore the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of picture books through two online exhibitions the museum hosts (as of this writing). The first exhibition, ART in PLACE: Social Distancing in the Studio, shares the work of 21 picture-book artists created during pandemic isolation and discusses how creativity can provide sustenance and comfort during troubling times. The second exhibition, Now & Then: Contemporary Illustrators and their Childhood Art, pairs professional pieces by 19 published illustrators with the same artists' childhood drawings, inviting viewers to consider the ideas of talent, potential, and creative evolution. Educators and parents of little ones may enjoy other online resources from the museum, including book recommendations and reading activities on the Bookshop Blog, read-aloud stories and art activities on the museum's YouTube channel (linked in the Online Videos section), and the Art Studio Blog, featuring a collaboration with Holyoke Community College Early Childhood Education students to explore the civil rights movement through children's books (see the May 17, 2021 post).
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July 9th, 2021
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June 22nd, 2021 at 2:39pm
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June 23rd, 2021 at 12:07pm
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