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 six original shows a year, so there is always something new to see! 

Current Exhibitions

April 22 - November 5, 2023
Central Gallery
Claire A. Nivola introduces young readers to inspiring women in history.
March 18 - August 20, 2023
West Gallery
Yōkoso / Welcome
January 14 - June 4, 2023
East Gallery
Enter a world of possibilities.
December 7, 2022 - July 30, 2023
Reading Library

Celebrate the art of writing letters—why we write them, the journeys they take, and the impact of their messages.

Upcoming Exhibitions

June 17 - December 31, 2023
Saddle up for a picture-perfect horse show. 

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

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

April 15, 2022 - April 15, 2024
Eric Carle makes a splash in the Big Apple! 
April 2, 2019 - September 2, 2023
Best friends Elephant and Piggie hit the road in this special touring exhibition featuring original art by Mo Willems.

Past Exhibitions

November 19, 2022 - April 9, 2023
See what’s new—and old!—at The Carle. 
September 3, 2022 - March 5, 2023
The Museum isn’t the only one celebrating an important birthday this year.
June 25 - December 31, 2022
Going to pieces at The Carle.