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

November 20, 2021 - April 3, 2022
Central Gallery
Powerful images and words unite in this Caldecott Medal-winning book.
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.

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

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

Past Exhibitions

June 12 - November 7, 2021
Ashley Bryan’s bold prints give poignant visual form to the music of Black spirituals, including Rocking Jerusalem
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.