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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

The Golden Age to the Modern Era: The Michael and Esther Droller Collection

It started when Michael Droller received a framed reproduction of a Maxfield Parrish painting as a graduation present from medical school. That gift ignited his passion for illustration, a passion that has long sustained Droller outside his career in medicine. Over 40 years, he and his wife Esther have amassed an enviable collection rich in literary history and artistic achievement. Artists from the Golden Age of Illustration--a period of extraordinary creative ferment from 1875 to World War I--include Randolph Caldecott, Walter Crane, and Kate Greenaway, as well as later but accomplished practitioners Frank Adams, L. Leslie Brooke, and W. Heath Robinson. The Droller's modern holdings, spanning the last quarter of the 20th century, comprise such luminaries as Barbra Cooney, Alice and Martin Provensen, and Maurice Sendak. Thematic subjects bridge both epochs, allowing artistic comparisons between Arthur Rackham's and Jerry Pinkney's versions of Aesop's Fables to Charles Robinson's and Michael Hague's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

When: Nov 6, 2016 12am to Jan 29, 2017 12am in Amherst, MA

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28 Amity Street
Amherst, MA 01002

413-253-2547
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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.