Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

New construction of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, a contemporary building situated in Amherst, MA adjacent to Hampshire College.

Client:   Eric and Barbara Carle Foundation
Designer:  Juster Pope Frazier Architects
Size:  43,800 SF

Project Features

  • Set on a 7.5 acre rural apple orchard.
  • Extensive soil remediation with strict environmental controls.
  • Three galleries and art studio.
  • 130-seat auditorium.
  • Cafeteria and bookstore.
  • Picture book and scholarly libraries.
  • The building and site emphasize the theme of nature with a contemporary design.
  • Museum showcases a collection of picture book art from around the world, including original work from renowned artists Eric Carle and Maurice Sendak.

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