The Art of Eric Carle: Night
Eric Carle is famous for his representations of cheerful suns and soulful moons. While he traditionally leaves his daytime skies the blank white of the paper, he evocatively paints his nighttime scenes in deep blues and indigos. Carle's visible brushwork is often sprinkled with twinkling stars, fireflies, and other creatures of the night. The moon--in all its phases--always displays a gentle face. "The calm moon is a source of comfort in the night," says Carle. This exhibition features original artwork from Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me, Dream Snow, and The Very Quiet Cricket, among others. Several pieces from Draw Me a Star are also included to mark the 25th anniversary of the book's publication.
When: Sep 8, 2017 12am to Mar 18, 2018 12am in Amherst, MA
Exhibit: 'Locus Solus'
"Locus Solus: Place, Meaning, and Community in the Life of Brother David Steindl-Rast" is on display on the lower level and floor 25 of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library.
The exhibit showcases items curated from Steindl-Rast’s recent donation of correspondence, photographs, writings, audio/visual recordings, art, and publications. The Brother David Steindl-Rast Papers join a number of other recent high-profile donations to the Social Change Archive in Special Collections, including the records of the New England Yearly Meeting (of Quakers), the Peter Simon Collection and the Bernard Jaffe Papers.When:
Oct 1, 2017 12am to Jan 31, 2018 12am in Amherst, MACost:
Treasure from the Collection: A 15 Year Celebration
In its short history, The Carle has become one of the premier repositories in the country for picture book art. In honor of its 15th anniversary, the Museum has assembled an all-star lineup of work from its permanent collection. The exhibition showcases significant acquisitions of the past 15 years with a special focus on the Museum's most recent gifts and purchases. Included are masterworks by Don Freeman, Trina Shart Hyman, Dorothy Lathrop, Leo Lionni, Arnold Lobel, David Macaulay, James Marshall, Petra Mathers, Wendell Minor, Jerry Pinkney, Uri Shulevitz, William Steig, Chris Van Allsburg, Mo Willems, Garth Williams, Paul O. Zelinsky, and Lisbeth Zwerger, among others. Also featured are rarely seen three-dimensional objects in the collection such as dummy books, artist sketchbooks, and hand-carved printing blocks. A special selection of artist doodles and sketches--drawn over 15 years of artist visits, workshops, and book signings--is displayed in the auditorium hallway.
When: Dec 1, 2017 12am to Apr 1, 2018 12am in Amherst, MA