The Eric Carle Museum, Exhibits
July 1 - July 28
All: A Look into LGBTQ Representation in Picture Books, July 28, 2019, Eric Carle Makes a Book, throughThe Picture Book Odysseys of Peter Sís, Through October 27, 2019, William Steig’s Sylvester and the Magic Pebble: A Golden Anniversary, Through December 1, 2019.
All: A Look into LGBTQ Representation in Picture Books
An exhibition of digital reproductions
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) representations in picture books work to build empathy while reinforcing the validity of different identities. All: A Look into LGBTQ Representation in Picture Books explores illustrations of love, identity, discrimination, validation, and families.
Curated by Chandra Boudreau, 2018 Trinkett Clark Intern
Eric Carle Makes a Book
“As I work on the book, I love it. I hate it. I think it’s awful, and I think it’s wonderful,” says Eric Carle. This exhibition explores Carle’s story inspirations and how he turns his ideas into published books. An in-depth look at four beloved titles—From Head to Toe (1997), “Slowly, Slowly, Slowly” Said the Sloth (1999), The Very Clumsy Click Beetle (2002), and10 Little Rubber Ducks (2005)—takes visitors through the book-development process, from Carle’s thumbnail sketches to his final collages. Also on view are alternate book covers, unpublished artwork, and seven book ideas that were never made—and never before shared with the public.
The Picture Book Odysseys of Peter Sís
Through October 27, 2019
This exhibition is made possible with generous support from Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.
Peter Sís, Illustration for Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei (Frances Foster Books). Collection of the artist. © 1996 Peter Sís. Reprinted with permission from Farrar, Straus, Giroux Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.
William Steig’s Sylvester and the Magic Pebble: A Golden Anniversary
Through December 1, 2019
This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing.
William Steig, Preliminary illustration for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1969). Gift of Jeanne Steig. © William Steig.