Since its founding 20 years ago, The Carle has become one of the premier repositories in the country for picture-book art. The Carle Collection: Recent Acquisitions showcases more than 60 artworks, by 53 artists, added to the collection over the past five years, the majority through generous donation. The art covers a century of picture-book illustration. Older pieces include an 1899 ink drawing by Golden Age illustrator Charles Robinson and a 1941 watercolor by the groundbreaking artist Wanda Gag—both artists new to the Museum’s collection. There are additional treasures by Remy Charlip, Raúl Colón, Lulu Delacre, Lois Lenski, Allen Say, Maurice Sendak, E. H. Shepard, Pamela Zagarenski, and others.
What to Expect
Guests can enjoy an eclectic presentation of picture-book art hung salon style on deep purple walls. The art displays animals, landscapes, historical figures, folktales and fairytales. Large ottomans form a comfortable reading area with numerous books.