Sight, the workhorse of the five senses, puts in too many hours keeping man from falling in manholes. Reward the most overworked sense with today's Groupon: for $9, you get admission for two to The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst (up to an $18 value) plus 15% off at The Carle Bookshop.
The full-scale Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art houses three galleries and 40,000 square feet of picture-book art, with rotating exhibitions showcasing both national and international galleries. Founded in part by Eric Carle, the famous author and illustrator of over 70 children's books, including the 1969 classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Eric Carle Museum aims to inspire an appreciation of the art of the picture book in adults, children, and lovable curmudgeons alike. The museum rouses the eyes with a large selection of exhibitions by a variety of artists, such as the currently running Tomi Ungerer, Chronicler of the Absurd, which takes audiences through the vibrant artwork of Tomi Ungerer's award-winning children's books, including The Mellops Go Flying, The Three Robbers, and Flat Stanley. Selections from private collections and archives enhance the exhibit, giving viewers an ever-deeper look into the absurdities and wonders of Ungerer's fantastic artwork.
An auditorium for performances and lectures, a library for reading and storytelling, a hands-on studio for those art revelers who like to see with their fingers and reach out with their eyes, and a self-service café round out The Eric Carle Museum's facilities. Make sure to visit the museum shop as well and get 15% off assorted gifts, new and classic picture-book favorites, or a reinvigorated youthful spirit.
125 W Bay Rd.
Amherst, Massachusetts 01002Get Directions