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Eric Carle Museum presents ‘I Could Do That’

Eric Carle Museum presents “I Could Do That,” Ed Emberley

AMHERST – Ed Emberley has been a working illustrator since the 1970s and has been influential to millions of young artists over that time.

“You know what I like to hear the kids say? ‘I could do that,’” Emberley said.

In honor of the talented and universally respected illustrator, the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is presenting “I Could Do That! The Picture Book Art of Ed Emberley,” on view until June 12. The exhibition showcases Emberley’s incredible printmaking and drawing talents through more than 110 objects, spanning from over 20 books he has collaborated on. This includes illustrations from his work as well as his Drawing Book series and books now out-of-print.

As a young adult, Emberley attended the Massachusetts College of Art and Design where he would meet Barbara Collins, who has become his life partner and regular collaborator. Since the 1960s, Ed and Barbara Emberley have lived in their Massachusetts home that dates back to the 1600s.