Tacoma Museum of Glass presents Beyond Books: The Independent Art of Eric Carle

. April 18, 2013

Tacoma Museum of Glass presents Beyond Books: The Independent Art of Eric Carle an exhibition on view through July 7, 2013.

Ribbon II, 1998 by Eric Carle. Acrylic and acetate collage. 10 x 8 inches. Collection of Eric and Barbara Carle, courtesy of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst. Massachusetts.

Ribbon II, 1998 by Eric Carle. Acrylic and acetate collage. 10 x 8 inches. Collection of Eric and Barbara Carle, courtesy of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst. Massachusetts.

Eric Carle is primarily known for The Very Hungry Caterpillar and over 70 picture books done in his colorful collage technique. For the first time, visitors will have a chance to see the remarkable variety of paintings, sculptures, and personal sketches that he has been making privately for more than 60 years.

Starting with his career as a poster artist in the 1940s and carrying through to the street photographs he is shooting today, this exhibition provides viewers a chance to see what the artist himself calls his “ArtArt.” This selection provides a surprisingly intimate window into the full range of his imagination and talents, including glass sculpture and costume design for opera.

Beyond Books: The Independent Art of Eric Carle was organized by The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, MA, in cooperation with Tacoma Art Museum.

The exhibition is generously sponsored by ArtsFund, Russell Investments, and Stebich Ridder International. Additional support provided by Helen and Peter Bing, and Cathy Ebert and Karl Saberg.

More information about the Tacoma Museum of Glass can be found at www.museumofglass.org

Category: Fine Art

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