Monday, October 19, 2009

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art


It's Monday, Picture Books Past. Isn't it great that since 2002 the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has been open? There, great books of the past are celebrated and wonderful contemporary books are recognized. The mission of the museum is "to inspire, especially in children and their families, an appreciation for and an understanding of the art of the picture book." Watch the virtual tour here. And see what some of their past exhibits have been here. We can look all around the website while we're dreaming of our real trip there. It's a great way to glimpse some picture book history that's alive today.

2 comments:

SandyS said...

Thank you for writing about The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art! We hope you will come and visit us one day! Upcoming exhibits include Golden Legacy: Original ARt from 65 Years of Golden Books. We also have theatre and music performances. Please consider joining our Facebook Fan page!

Sarah said...

I was lucky enough to visit - the whole family loved it. It's a fabulous example of form fitting the content. Definitely formal and serious, yet with a spirit of playfulness and whimsy.

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