Outreach in Local Schools


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Outreach in Local Schools

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Inspiring a Love of Reading in Children

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Part of our Permanent Collection. Illustration from Stuart Little © 1945 Garth Williams. Gift of Kendra & Allan Daniel.

The mission of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books.

The only full-scale museum of its kind in the United States, The Carle collects, preserves, presents, and celebrates picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world. In addition to underscoring the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of picture books and their art form, The Carle offers educational programs that provide a foundation for arts integration and literacy.

Eric and Barbara Carle founded the Museum in November 2002. Eric Carle is the renowned author and illustrator of more than 70 books, including the 1969 classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Since opening, the 40,000-foot facility has served more than half a million visitors, including 30,000 schoolchildren. Its extensive resources include a collection of more than 12,000 picture book illustrations, three art galleries, an art studio, a theater, picture book and scholarly libraries, and educational programs for families, scholars, educators, and schoolchildren. Educational offerings include professional training for educators around the country.

In 2013, The Carle was awarded The Commonwealth Award for Creative Learning, the highest honor in Massachusetts, for our work in education. In July of 2014, The Carle's exhibition "Madeline In New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans" premiered at the New-York Historical Society, and broke all admissions records. "Madeline at 75: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans" is now on view at The Carle.

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The mission of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books.

EIN: 043542086

Reports: Guidestar


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