Eric Carle Museum, Amherst, MA


photo credit: Paul Shoul © 2003 The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art/Paul Shoul 

When we pulled up to the Eric Carle Museum, the modern white building and surrounding grounds were blanketed with snow; it was a vision of white on white. As soon as we entered, we heard little voices having fun creating masterpieces in the bright and cozy Art Studio. My kids quickly followed suit and began making tissue paper art inspired by Eric Carle’s beloved books. The museum has much to offer this month and during February Break: families can make sculptures together, create a handmade fairy book, or see the performance, “Strange Love in Outer Space.” During the weekend of February 14th the museum celebrates Ludwig Bemelman’s Madeline, with story time, art projects, films and even a chance to meet Madeline herself! Check the website for days and times. Bring a lunch and eat in the lunch room or venture down the road to Atkins Farms Country Market for a casual lunch in their bakery.
photo credit:  © copyright The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
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