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Just a big kid at art: Carle Museum showcases children’s book art of legendary graphic designer Seymour Chwast
11-29-2023 8:37 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

Seymour Chwast turned 92 this summer. But in his heart, he might still be about 8 or 9 years old, based on the work he continues to create.A legendary graphic designer who, beginning in the 1950s, helped revolutionize the look of commercial art,...

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A change of the guard: Eric Carle Museum taps new executive director
08-16-2023 2:35 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

AMHERST — A significant change is afoot at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, where a new executive director is poised to come on board.Jennifer Schantz, who has an extensive background with a number of organizations in New York City, will...


Fleet of foot and easy on the eye: ‘Horse Tales,’ a new exhibit at the Eric Carle Museum, celebrates our four-legged friends
06-21-2023 7:47 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

Is the dog man’s best friend? Or it is the horse? Based on the longevity of their relationship with humans, horses might have the better claim. Researchers have estimated horses were widely domesticated at least 4,000 years ago and even further back...


A bright splash of color: Carle Museum tries on special glasses for visitors with vision issue
03-16-2023 7:15 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

For Will Schneider, putting on this pair of glasses opened up his vision to a depth of color he wouldn’t ordinarily see.“The blue is so much more textured,” said Schneider as he peered at an illustration at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art....


Pictures of possibility: Exhibit by acclaimed illustrator Christian Robinson aims to help children explore the variety life offers
01-27-2023 9:35 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

Illustrator and children’s book author Christian Robinson calls his website “The Art of Fun,” and it seems an appropriate title. Robinson’s colorful and whimsical art — a mix of detailed collage, acrylic paint and colored pencil — transmits the sense...


Longtime Eric Carle Museum director Alexandra Kennedy stepping down this year
01-27-2023 9:34 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

AMHERST — After almost 15 years leading the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Executive Director Alexandra Kennedy plans to step down from her post this year.But Kennedy, known at the Carle as Alix, says she hopes to stay engaged with the museum...

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