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Eric Carle Museum

The New York Times packs up the car and heads to the Eric Carle museum, in Amherst, Mass. Rogert Mummert writes,

At most museums, children racing through halls or sitting smack in the middle of a gallery floor might be cause for parental anxiety. But the rules for good behavior are different at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art... It celebrates children and youthful imagination as much as art.

The museum, along with the National Yiddish Book Center a few hundred yards away, forms the heart of Amherst's Cultural Village, set in an apple orchard adjoining the woodsy campus of Hampshire College, a liberal arts institution with about 1,400 students. For a family that loves books and art, it's an engaging place to spend a day.

Sounds like my kind of place! Read the whole article here; you'll need to register for the Times.


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