Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Road Trip

I've been a bit too busy this summer to plan many road trips, but my next one will likely be here, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. I visited this beautiful museum in Amherst, Massachusetts last year and have been itching to return. There's something about seeing children's book illustration up on a gallery wall that I find really enlightening. I saw a wonderful Quentin Blake exhibit here last year and it really changed my opinion on his work - it's gorgeous in person, and so unique.

If you live within driving distance or find yourself in New England, it's a must see. The exhibits change frequently enough that you could plan a trip or two each year - and it's VERY child friendly. The bookstore alone could hold a book lover's attention for hours. It's also just a short drive from the fun town of Northampton - a great place to shop, wander, and eat.


Kristi Valiant said...

Oh, I've been wanting to go there for years, Gina. Perhaps someday I'll get up that way. Years ago I visited the Norman Rockwell museum and studio while in New England - that was a wonderful one to see too!

Gina Perry said...

I've heard wonderful things about the Rockwell museum as well - maybe I'll sneak a trip in there too. :)

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

Ok... I want to go there!
Have to start planning some trips.... :o)

roz said...

I'm desperate to visit this museum as well. Someday! It's on my list.