16 August 2008

Brown Bear, Brown Bear

Yesterday the First Family packed into the minivan and drove two hours north and west to Amherst, MA for a visit to the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Outside of the museum is this bug, or a VW hungry catapellar version:
The museum was amazing - whoever designed it knew what they were doing.

For one, the three galleries were not huge and only took about 1/2 hour to fully experience them. Two, knowing this the designers included a library (with story times), an auditorium (which featured Hans Christian Anderson movies), an art work shop for kids and adults, and a well equipped gift shop.  I would highly recommend it.

In the main hall there are four 8 x 15 works by Mr. Carle (he used brushes, pieces of carpet, brooms!)  One of them may be our 2008 Xmas card:

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