Here is a wonderful blogpost from Jennie, the excellent teacher, about an excellent museum!
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts is a favorite for any lover of children’s books – because it exhibits the original art illustrations of the books. One of my first visits was to see the original art of “Madeline”, a book I have read hundreds of times to children. You can imagine the thrill of seeing the pictures, the real pictures, up close. Yes, I cried.
Every exhibit is exciting. Typically they highlight one author or illustrator. I visited this past weekend. The exhibit was “Let’s Talk! Animals From the Collection.” It wasn’t one artist; it was every animal you know from most of your favorite books, which means your favorite artists as well. Yes!
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