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  • Press Release - Nick Clark to retire | Carle Museum
    this week that H Nichols B Clark The Carle s chief curator and founding director will retire in December after more than 13 years of service to the Museum Clark was instrumental in establishing The Carle as an influential national center for picture books He has been a tireless champion for the art form organizing exhibitions that have traveled all over the U S and abroad and building a world class collection for The Carle More than half a million guests have visited since the Museum opened its doors in 2002 Clark first came to The Carle in January 2001 following a career as the Chair of Education at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta then as Curator of American Art at the Chrysler Museum in Virginia There he and his late wife Trinkett Clark organized an exhibition with Michael Patrick Hearn called Myth Magic and Mystery One Hundred Years of American Children s Book Illustration which ignited his passion for picture books I came to the Carle to help Eric and Bobbie Carle create a museum that honors the art of picture books and it has been such a privilege to help them realize that dream said Clark when he announced his retirement It stands as the crowning achievement of my career I saved the best for last Clark will continue to teach and lecture for the Museum and to guest curate exhibitions Nick s professionalism scholarly insights curiosity and wit set the tone for The Carle and its staff said Kennedy We will miss working with him on a daily basis but look forward to welcoming him as a consulting curator Information about Nick Clark s retirement party About The Museum The mission of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art a non profit organization in Amherst MA is to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books The only full scale museum of its kind in the United States The Carle collects preserves presents and celebrates picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world In addition to underscoring the cultural historical and artistic significance of picture books and their art form The Carle offers educational programs that provide a foundation for arts integration and literacy Eric and Barbara Carle founded the Museum in November 2002 Eric Carle is the renowned author and illustrator of more than 70 books including the 1969 classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar Since opening the 40 000 square foot facility has served more than half a million visitors including 30 000 schoolchildren Its extensive resources include a collection of more than 12 000 picture book illustrations three art galleries an art studio a theater picture book and scholarly libraries and educational programs for families scholars educators and schoolchildren Educational offerings include professional training for educators around the country Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 a m to 4 p m Saturday 10 a m to 5 p m and Sunday 12 noon to 5 p m

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  • Press Release - Madeline at 75 | Carle Museum
    exhibition debuted at the New York Historical Society said Carle Executive Director Alexandra Kennedy It was met with record crowds and huge critical success We are excited to bring his work to The Carle in November Exhibition Highlights The exhibition will explore Ludwig Bemelmans s career through more than 90 works many recently rediscovered including drawings paintings specially commissioned objects archival photographs and memorabilia such as the artist s paintbox Also on view are the original Madeline manuscript and original drawings from all the Madeline books which will provide insights into Bemelmans s creative process Other highlights include the crayon and watercolor drawing One nice morning Miss Clavel said depicting Miss Clavel rounding up the twelve little girls in a picturesque Paris park with the Arc de Triomphe in the distance scenes from Madeline and the Bad Hat of the girls visit to the zoo showing some of Pepito s mischievous antics including setting free caged tropical birds with vibrant plumage the oil painting Madeline at the Paris Flower Market 1955 an iconic image of Bemelmans s heroine and alter ego that captures Madeline s character cosmopolitan curious courageous adventurous and a lover of animals The exhibition will examine Bemelmans s entire career from his rarely seen early comics to his celebrated sometimes tumultuous life as a bon vivant hotelier and restaurateur Examples include covers of the satirical Judge magazine in 1930 and 1932 his comic Noodles the Trained Seal in the Saturday Evening Post in 1933 and the complete set of illustrations for a Town Country magazine article titled Adieu to the Old Ritz Published on the occasion of the classic hotel s closing in 1950 the article concludes with the drawing Ok Boys Take it away capturing a workman swinging a sledgehammer to demolish the grand interior A few rare examples of Bemelmans s commissioned work also will be on view including two panels from murals created for the children s playroom of Aristotle Onassis s yacht The Christina in 1953 Support for Madeline in New York The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans has been generously provided by Mr and Mrs Charles M Royce and The Walton Family Foundation Programming and Additional Information The Madeline at 75 The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans Members Opening reception is November 15th Opening weekend activities will include a visit from the Madeline costumed character an afternoon tea featuring a Paris inspired menu a guided gallery tour and readings of some favorite Madeline books Accompanying the exhibition is a 48 page illustrated catalogue with an afterword by illustrator Maira Kalman and an essay by exhibition curator Jane Bayard Curley Copies are available in The Carle Bookshop To commemorate the 75th anniversary Penguin has reissued a lavish slip cased edition of the original Madeline with a full color panoramic pop up spread of Paris featuring famous landmarks including Madeline s house A special collection of Madeline merchandise for all ages commemorating Madeline s 75th anniversary has been developed by YOTTOY Productions of New York About

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  • Press Release - Simmons Fall Classes | Carle Museum
    Chris Lynch Kyoko Mori Walter Dean Myers and Virginia Euwer Wolff among others Thursdays 5 00 7 50 pm September 4 December 4 2014 Writing for Children taught by Peter Francois Littell investigates the process of writing fiction for children through written assignments and class discussion The class also examines different narrative forms and techniques and the elements and development of a story Wednesdays 5 00 7 50 pm September 10 December 3 2014 Those interested in the program are encouraged to attend an information session at The Carle on one of the following days June 8 12 00 1 30 pm June 22 12 00 1 30 pm July 16 12 00 1 30 pm and August 5 12 00 1 30 pm Visit www simmons edu gradstudies visit events to register A full description of each course is available online in the Simmons Graduate Course Catalog at http www simmons edu overview academics catalogs courses fall index c Classes may be subject to cancellation depending on enrollment Part of what makes this so special is that both The Carle and Simmons understand the importance of children s books says Cathryn Mercier Director of the CSCL Those enrolled in the program include students with a wide range of life experiences teachers librarians and writers along with those who have no professional experience in the field but a great passion for the topic The satellite program begun in the fall of 2008 includes four different tracks for students an M F A in Children s Writing an M A in Children s Literature a dual M F A in Writing for Children M A in Children s Literature degree and a dual M A in Children s Literature M S in Library Science in collaboration with the Library Science program at Mount Holyoke in South Hadley This partnership builds upon The Center for the Study of Children s Literature CSCL at Simmons College which opened in 1977 with funding from The National Endowment for the Humanities About the Simmons Graduate Programs in Children s Literature Simmons College administers the nation s first Master of Arts in Children s Literature as well as a Master of Fine Arts M F A in Writing for Children The programs provide a rigorous disciplined study of children s books for those who are or who intend to be involved in teaching library services publishing writing or related fields To develop a critical vocabulary essential for appraising text and illustration students apply a high level of scholarly analysis to children s literature ranging from folklore and mythology to contemporary realistic fiction and nonfiction With an emphasis on historical and critical analysis including feminist ideological and multicultural perspectives the interdisciplinary curriculum draws upon art history education sociology psychology and media studies About The Museum The mission of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art a non profit organization in Amherst MA is to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books The only

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  • Carle Honors 2014 Honorees Announced | Carle Museum
    vibrant and influential art and literary form in America This year the Carle Honors will award the following Artist Jerry Pinkney Celebrated illustrator of over 100 children s books and winner of numerous awards including the 2010 Caldecott Medal for The Lion and the Mouse Angel Reach Out and Read represented by Brian Gallagher and Dr Perri Klass Tireless promoters of early literacy and school readiness as exemplified through the Reach Out and Read program established in thousands of pediatric exam rooms nationwide Mentor Henrietta Smith Influential children s librarian scholar and author leading advocate for quality and diversity in children s literature Bridge Françoise Mouly Publisher and editorial director for TOON Books high quality comics for young children art editor of The New Yorker The Carle Honors celebrates individuals and organizations who bring creative vision and long term dedication to children s books and the many ways they open children s minds to art and literacy The awards are selected each year by a committee chaired by children s literature historian and critic Leonard S Marcus who was central to the founding of the Honors The committee recognizes four distinct awards Artist for lifelong innovation in the field Angel whose generous financial support is crucial to making illustrated children s book art exhibitions education programs and related projects a reality Mentor editors designers and educators who champion the art form and Bridge individuals who have found inspired ways to bring the art of the picture book to larger audiences through work in other fields The Carle Honors is a critical fundraiser for The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art helping to support the Museum s in its mission to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books The annual event also includes a silent auction featuring artwork from top illustrators including Eric Carle For ticket and sponsorship information please contact Rebecca Miller Goggins Director of Development at 413 658 1118 or rebeccag carlemuseum org About The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art The mission for The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art a non profit organization in Amherst MA is to inspire a love of art and reading The only full scale museum of its kind in the United States The Carle collects preserves presents and celebrates picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world In addition to underscoring the cultural historical and artistic significance of picture books and their art form The Carle offers educational programs that provide a foundation for arts integration and literacy Eric and Barbara Carle founded the Museum in November 2002 Eric Carle is the renowned author and illustrator of more than 70 books including the 1969 classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar Since opening the 40 000 foot facility has served more than half a million visitors including 30 000 schoolchildren Its extensive resources include a collection of more than 12 000 picture book illustrations three art galleries an art studio a theater picture book and scholarly

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  • Press Release -Simms Taback | Carle Museum
    for The New York Times he then went on to work for Columbia Records and subsequently served as an art director for a pharmaceutical advertising firm In addition to his commercial work Taback began illustrating children s books as early as 1964 with poems of Lewis Carroll His second book Please Share that Peanut written by Seslye Joslin garnered a New York Times Best Illustrated Book recognition for 1965 Though none of his early efforts were commercial successes Taback s career remained a mixture of commercial art and children s book illustration His breakthrough in children s books came with the publication of There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly in 1997 a playful adaptation of a popular children s song with die cut pages used to great comedic effect He received a Caldecott Honor for it in 1998 Two years later Taback earned the Caldecott Medal for Joseph Had a Little Overcoat this time using his innovative die cut pages and bold graphic style to tell a Jewish folk tale These two books secured his reputation as a major presence in the field and permitted him the luxury of doing books on his own terms Filled with joyful detail hand crafted lettering and simple childlike imagery Taback s work bears a strong resemblance to folk art Taback himself noted My interests and influences have been art created by children and outsider art the folk art of unschooled artists like the work of the Reverend Howard Finster I have been inspired by Paul Klee Saul Steinberg early animated films and the circus figures of Alexander Calder This visual style complements his storytelling which derives from an interest in folk tales nursery rhymes and the Jewish oral tradition evident in books such as This is the House That Jack Built 2002 adapted from an old children s poem and Kibitzers and Fools 2005 a collection of thirteen Yiddish folk tales About the Exhibition This show is the second in an ongoing series highlighting The Carle s permanent collection and it will be accompanied by a sixteen page illustrated brochure with an essay by The Carle s Chief Curator Nick Clark On view will be the original artwork from eight of his picture books as well as preliminary drafts which reveal his love of folk art and storytelling and his strong foundation in graphic design The visitor will gain greater insight into the disciplined process and extraordinarily high standards to which Taback held himself Support for Simms Taback Art by Design has been generously provided by Penguin Young Readers Group It is a thrill though bittersweet to celebrate the life s work of such a humorous warm and vibrant illustrator says Clark We are honored to introduce Taback s illustrations to our collection and look forward to sharing them with the public About the Museum The mission of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art a non profit organization in Amherst MA is to inspire a love of art

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  • Press Release | Carle Museum
    Francois Littell investigates the process of writing fiction for children through written assignments and class discussion The class also examines different narrative forms and techniques and the elements and development of a story Mondays and Thursdays 4 00 7 15 pm June 16 July 24 2014 Those interested in the program are encouraged to attend an information session at The Carle on one of the following days May 3 3 30 5 00 pm and June 8 12 00 1 30 pm Visit www simmons edu gradstudies visit events to register A full description of each course is available online in the Simmons Graduate Course Catalog at www simmons edu overview academics catalogs courses summer index c Classes may be subject to cancellation depending on enrollment Part of what makes this so special is that both The Carle and Simmons understand the importance of children s books says Cathryn Mercier Director of the CSCL Those enrolled in the program include students with a wide range of life experiences teachers librarians and writers along with those who have no professional experience in the field but a great passion for the topic The satellite program begun in the fall of 2008 expanded in the last year to include four different tracks for students an M F A in Children s Writing an M A in Children s Literature a dual M F A in Writing for Children M A in Children s Literature degree and a dual M A in Children s Literature M S in Library Science in collaboration with the Library Science program at Mount Holyoke in South Hadley This partnership builds upon The Center for the Study of Children s Literature CSCL at Simmons College which opened in 1977 with funding from The National Endowment for the Humanities About The Center for the Study of Children s Literature CSCL The Center for the Study of Children s Literature CSCL at Simmons College administers the nation s first Master of Arts in Children s Literature as well as a Master of Fine Arts M F A in Writing for Children The CSCL provides a rigorous disciplined study of children s books for those who are or who intend to be involved in teaching library services publishing writing or related fields To develop a critical vocabulary essential for appraising text and illustration students apply a high level of scholarly analysis to children s literature ranging from folklore and mythology to contemporary realistic fiction and nonfiction With an emphasis on historical and critical analysis including feminist ideological and multicultural perspectives CSCL s interdisciplinary curriculum draws upon art history education sociology psychology and media studies About The Museum The mission of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art a non profit organization in Amherst MA is to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books The only full scale museum of its kind in the United States The Carle collects preserves presents and celebrates picture books and picture book illustrations

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  • Press Release | Carle Museum
    and book signing will follow Young s lecture About Timothy Young Timothy Young has worked with the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Yale University for 22 years the last 12 in the curatorial unit where he now holds the title of Curator of Modern Books Manuscripts A primary focus is serving as curator of the Betsy Beinecke Shirley Collection of American Children s Literature a group of books manuscripts and artworks collected by the daughter of one of the founders of the Beinecke Library In his role as curator Young builds collections works with researchers plans public events including readings and musical performances educates students about research resources and oversees the Beinecke s publications programs with Yale University Press Young is the author of My Heart in Company The Work of J M Barrie and the Birth of Peter Pan 2005 and Drawn to Enchant Original Children s Book Art in the Betsy Beinecke Shirley Collection and he is a co editor of the recently published The Great Mirror of Folly Finance Culture and the Crash of 1720 which the Wall Street Journal deemed one of the most important investing books of the past year He also contributes regularly to The Yale Review writing about music and books About the Barbara Elleman Research Library and Lecture Series The non circulating BERL collection was amassed by Barbara Elleman over the course of her thirty year association with the children s literature field as an editor at Booklist a founder of Book Links magazine and a distinguished scholar of Children s Literature at Marquette University Together with her late husband Don Barbara donated over 1 000 volumes to The Carle so that students and researchers could benefit from her rich collection The BERL s holdings include author and illustrator biographies literary criticism histories contemporary bibliographies illustration studies catalogs of international and national picture book art exhibitions periodicals and related ephemera Each spring inspired by the BERL s rich contents The Carle invites a scholar librarian artist or publishing professional to deliver a lecture Now in its fourth year the BERL lecture series covers a range of topics regarding children s literature revealing the magnitude and scope of its influence About the Museum The mission of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art a non profit organization in Amherst MA is to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books The only full scale museum of its kind in the United States The Carle collects preserves presents and celebrates picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world In addition to underscoring the cultural historical and artistic significance of picture books and their art form The Carle offers educational programs that provide a foundation for arts integration and literacy Eric and Barbara Carle founded the Museum in November 2002 Eric Carle is the renowned author and illustrator of more than 70 books including the 1969 classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar Since opening the 40 000 square foot

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  • Press Release | Carle Museum
    The Carle exhibited DiTerlizzi s artwork in Spiderwick From Page to Screen Cathryn Mercier has been instrumental in developing Simmons at The Carle a graduate program in children s literature at the Museum s Amherst site including an M A in Children s Literature M F A in Writing for Children M A in Children s Literature M F A in Writing for Children and an M A in Children s Literature M S in Library Science Mercier one of the foremost children s literature scholars in the country has also been a frequent presenter at The Museum We are thrilled to add Tony and Cathie to our leadership says Board Chair Christopher B Milne From the time the Museum opened they were champions of our work Now in a trustee role they will be able to have an even greater influence helping us make connections and expand our programs here in the U S and aboard About Tony DiTerlizzi New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi has been creating books with Simon and Schuster for over a decade From his fanciful picture books like Jimmy Zangwow s Out of this World Moon Pie Adventure Adventure of Meno with his wife Angela and The Spider The Fly a Caldecott Honor book to chapter books like Kenny and The Dragon and The Search for WondLa DiTerlizzi always imbues his stories with a rich imagination His middle grade series The Spiderwick Chronicles with Holly Black has sold millions of copies been adapted into a feature film and has been translated in over thirty countries DiTerlizzi and his family live in Amherst MA About Cathryn Mercier A psychology major Cathryn Mercier turned her acutely analytical mind to the study of children s books earning a Master of Arts in Children s Literature a Master of Philosophy in English and PhD in Children s Literature She has been teaching at Simmons College since 1985 where she directs the Center for the Study of Children s Literature and the graduate programs held on campus and at The Carle Over the years she has served on award selection committees for the Newbery Caldecott and Sibert Awards Mercier believes that the work of the critic is not to take apart a book but to read well and deeply enough to offer insight and illumination to the text and to oneself She facilitates numerous Simmons College information sessions at The Carle About the Museum The mission of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art a non profit organization in Amherst MA is to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books The only full scale museum of its kind in the United States The Carle collects preserves presents and celebrates picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world In addition to underscoring the cultural historical and artistic significance of picture books and their art form The Carle offers educational programs that provide a foundation for arts integration and literacy Eric and

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