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A Genteel Tradition: The Art of Alice Bolam Preston
A Genteel Tradition: The Art of Alice Bolam Preston things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Art Gallery in Amherst, MA USA

Museum exhibit featuring Preston's children's book art. Preston was an illustrator, designer, and craftsperson who lived in Beverly Farms, Massachusetts.


Amelia Park Children's Museum
Amelia Park Children's Museum things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Childrens Museum in Westfield, MA USA

Amelia Park Children's Museum is open with many hands-on exhibits for children and their favorite adults!

Children's Museum at Holyoke
Children's Museum at Holyoke things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Childrens Museum in Holyoke, MA USA

Enhance the educational and cultural awareness of all children through the arts, the sciences, and the world around them. The Museum features participatory exhibits that invite interaction and programs which promote learning and self-discovery.

Create at the Carle! Art Reception
Create at the Carle! Art Reception things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Next Month, Apr 23, 2017 (Sunday) Show event in Amherst, MA USA

Celebrate the end of the Create at the Carle! Program Celebrate the culmination of the eight-week Create at the Carle! Program with us. See how participants explored a variety of printmaking techniques with teaching artist Lynn Peterfreund and were inspired by the collection and unique surroundings of The Carle.

Eric Carle and Friends: What's Your Favorite Color?
Eric Carle and Friends: What's Your Favorite Color? things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Apr 04, 2017 (Tuesday) to Aug 27, 2017 (Sunday) Art event in Amherst, MA USA

A new exhibit at the Eric Carle Museum Everyone has a favorite color. Some last a lifetime, others change from day to day. Eric Carle’s newest publication, What’s Your Favorite Color?, poses the age-old question to fifteen famous children’s book artists.


Eric Carle from A -Z
Eric Carle from A -Z things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Art Museum in Amherst, MA USA

Museum exhibit featuring Eric Carle's old and new artwork. For nearly fifty years, Eric Carle’s picture books have been internationally recognized for their vibrant images and distinctive collage techniques. His stories are charming, but they’re layered with learning too.

Eric Carle: Re-Imaged and Re-Imagined
Eric Carle: Re-Imaged and Re-Imagined things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Art Museum in Amherst, MA USA

Museum exhibit featuring Eric Carle's old and new artwork. Over the past 45 years, several of Eric Carle’s books have been republished, providing Carle with an opportunity to re-imagine some of his earlier illustrations.

Gallery Talk: A Friend Among Us: The Art of Brinton Turkle
Gallery Talk: A Friend Among Us: The Art of Brinton Turkle things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Easter Weekend, Apr 15, 2017 (Saturday) Art event in Amherst, MA USA

with Chief Curator Ellen Kieter Join Chief Curator Ellen Kieter for a discussion of the exhibit and Brinton Turkle's inspiring work.

Gallery Talk: Tall Tales and Short Tales
Gallery Talk: Tall Tales and Short Tales things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Art Gallery in Amherst, MA USA

Gallery tour guided by the artist himself, Uri Shulevitz. Enjoy a personal gallery tour of the works of Caldecott award-winner Uri Schulevitz, by the artist himself. Book signing to follow program.


Hampshire Theatre Seedling Productions presents New Kid
Hampshire Theatre Seedling Productions presents New Kid things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Next Month, Apr 22, 2017 (Saturday) Show event in Amherst, MA USA

by Dennis Foon In this play by Dennis Foon, Nick moves to a new country with their family.

International Volleyball Hall of Fame
International Volleyball Hall of Fame things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Hall of Fame Museum in Holyoke, MA USA

Honoring athletes, coaches and leaders worldwide!

NAREA Brick by Brick Series
NAREA Brick by Brick Series things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Next Month, Apr 22, 2017 (Saturday) Art event in Amherst, MA USA

Reflecting on the Multiple Potentials of Documentation

Puppets as Tools for Education and Diversity
Puppets as Tools for Education and Diversity things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Next Weekend, Apr 08, 2017 (Saturday) Art event in Amherst, MA USA

A workshop with master puppeteer Mariano Dolci A master puppeteer in the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy, Mariano Dolci illustrates the multiple ways children and educators can use puppets to communicate creatively.

Reading Without Walls with Gene Luen Yang
Reading Without Walls with Gene Luen Yang things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Next Weekend, Apr 08, 2017 (Saturday) Art event in Amherst, MA USA

Yang is challenging readers to pick up diverse books! Graphic Novelist. Educator. Cartoonist. MacArthur Fellow. As the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang is traveling across the country to discuss Reading Without Walls, challenging readers to read diverse books outside of their comfort zones.

Special Art Studio Guest: Susan Schwake
Special Art Studio Guest: Susan Schwake things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Next Weekend, Apr 09, 2017 (Sunday) Art event in Amherst, MA USA

Join the artist for an afternoon of art making! Join artist, art educator, and author Susan Schwake for an afternoon of art making inspired by her recent book Art Camp. Copies of the book are available for purchase inside the Shop.

Special Puppet Performance with Puppeteer Mariano Dolci
Special Puppet Performance with Puppeteer Mariano Dolci things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Next Weekend, Apr 08, 2017 (Saturday) Show event in Amherst, MA USA

Celebrate puppetry with this performance! For over thirty years, Mariano Dolci has worked as a master puppeteer in the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy, celebrating puppetry as a creative form of communication and expression.

Special Storytime: Hazel Mitchell
Special Storytime: Hazel Mitchell things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Next Month, Apr 20, 2017 (Thursday) Children event in Amherst, MA USA

Join the author as she reads from her new book! Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at [email protected]

Springfield Science Museum
Springfield Science Museum things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Science Museum in Springfield, MA USA

A collection of specimens of natural history and a repository of arts and curiosities, a Museum in fact, of curious or instructive objects

Tall Tales and Short Tales: The Art of Uri Shulevitz
Tall Tales and Short Tales: The Art of Uri Shulevitz things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Art Museum in Amherst, MA USA

Exhibition featuring various illustrations by Shulevitz. The Carle is pleased to announce Tall Tales and Short Tales: The Art of Uri Shulevitz, a retrospective of the work of the acknowledged master Uri Shulevitz in celebration of his 80th year.

The 7th Annual Barbara Elleman Research Library Lecture
The 7th Annual Barbara Elleman Research Library Lecture things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Next Month, Apr 29, 2017 (Saturday) Art event in Amherst, MA USA

with Steven Kellogg The Enduring Magic of Story with Author/Illustrator Steven Kellogg Light reception and book signing to follow. Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at [email protected]

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