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Brown Bear Turns 50!
Published in 1967, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? had an immediate appeal to children and adults alike. Bill Martin Jr's rhythmic call-and-response text builds anticipation at each turn of the page, while Eric Carle's bold graphics and parade of animals encourage learning and imagination. Brown Bear has been translated into 31 languages--from Arabic to Vietnamese--and has sold 16 million copies. In addition to the original 1967 book, Carle re-illustrated editions in 1970, 1984, and 1992. Artwork from every page of the famous book is on display, as well as a selection of Carle's collages from additional collaborations with Martin. One of only two surviving collages from the 1967 edition--Brown Bear himself--has been faithfully restored and is on view for the first time. This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Hsin-Yi Foundation, with additional support from Macmillan Children's Publishing Group.

When: Sep 13, 2016 12am to Mar 19, 2017 12am in Amherst, MA

Brown Bear Turns 50

Published in 1967, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? had an immediate appeal to children and adults alike. Bill Martin Jr's rhythmic call-and-response text builds anticipation at each turn of the page, while Eric Carle's bold graphics and parade of animals encourage learning and imagination. Brown Bear has been translated into 31 languages--from Arabic to Vietnamese--and has sold 16 million copies. In addition to the original 1967 book, Carle re-illustrated editions in 1970, 1984, and 1992. Artwork from every page of the famous book is on display, as well as a selection of Carle's collages from additional collaborations with Martin. One of only two surviving collages from the 1967 edition--Brown Bear himself--has been faithfully restored and is on view for the first time.

When: Oct 21, 2016 12am to Mar 19, 2017 12am in Amherst, MA

A Friend Among Us: The Art of Brinton Turkle

Step back in time with Brinton Turkle and his tales of American lore. Whether set on the island of Nantucket or in the mountains of Appalachia, his stories and poetic imagery capture both the history and nuances of place. Turkle follows the escapades of a young Quaker boy in his Obadiah series, offers a surprising twist on a favorite fairy tale in Deep in the Forest, and sprinkles magic realism throughout the pages of Sky Dog. All work is from the museum's permanent collection, generously donated by the artist's children. A highlight is surely Turkle's watercolor illustrations from Thy Friend, Obadiah, awarded a 1970 Caldecott Honor.

When: Dec 13, 2016 12am to May 7, 2017 12am in Amherst, MA

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About Amherst, MA
Amherst is a lively college town that is home to the University of Massachusetts as well as the Amherst College and the Hampshire College. It is located in the Connecticut River Valley in Western Massachusetts just north of Springfield and south of Greenfield just to the east of the Connecticut River.

Amherst's thriving downtown is full of culture! Museums - bookstores -galleries - antique shops - restaurants and lots of entertainment make the town an exciting place to see.

Visit the historic homes and well-known buildings including the home of Emily Dickinson and the Amherst History Museum at the Strong House. The Amherst common has many year-round local events including the Farmer's Market, Taste of Amherst, movies on the common, Fourth of July Fireworks, Teddy Bear Rally and more. Spend the day strolling the shops of downtown or bike the 8 mile Norwottock Rail Trail or enjoy the gorgeous scenery of this picturesque area.