We wanted a place where art made for children could be understood as art. It’s a passion for us. We wanted to pass that passion on.
Eric and Barbara Carle
The Carle’s picture-book exhibitions showcase a variety of artists, themes, and styles. Our three galleries host seven original shows a year, so there is always something new to see! 

Current Exhibitions

September 10, 2021 - March 6, 2022
West Gallery
Celebrate the gifts of art and story that Eric Carle shared with the world.
July 22, 2021 - January 2, 2022
Reading Library
Explore picture books for and about people with disabilities that promote accessibility and inclusivity.
July 17 - December 5, 2021
East Gallery
Seeing is believing in this celebration of wordless picture books.
June 12 - November 7, 2021
Central Gallery
Ashley Bryan’s bold prints give poignant visual form to the music of Black spirituals, including Rocking Jerusalem

Upcoming Exhibitions

December 18, 2021 - June 12, 2022
Lions, tigers, bears…and vampires! Ed Emberley takes readers on drawing adventures.
March 19 - August 21, 2022
Did you know cats were Eric Carle’s favorite animal?

Online Exhibitions

Twenty-six artists present affirming stories of Asian American life.

See what your favorite illustrator loved to draw as a child.

Discover what picture-book artists are creating during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Traveling Exhibitions

Explore the life and work of the artist that gave us Frog and Toad, and dozens of other unforgettable characters. 

A hands-on interactive exhibition inspired by the art and characters of beloved children’s book author and illustrator Mo Willems. 

Best friends Elephant and Piggie hit the road in this special touring exhibition featuring original art by Mo Willems.

Past Exhibitions

March 13 - August 29, 2021
Move through a gallery of Eric Carle’s original artworks featuring things on the go! 
March 11 - July 18, 2021

These contemporary picture books explore the complex world of emotions, offering lessons in the importance of caring for one another.

February 7 - July 3, 2021
The historic events, people, and themes of the civil rights movement are brought to life in original picture-book illustrations by 40 artists.