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Out of the Box: The Graphic Novel Comes of Age

  • Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 West Bay Road Amherst, MA, 01002 United States (map)

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents
Out of the Box: The Graphic Novel Comes of Age
February 10, 2019 through May 26, 2019

Curated by children’s book historian Leonard S. Marcus, the exhibition examines the graphic novel genre through a close look at ten poignant coming-of-age stories by Vera Brosgol, Catia Chien, Geoffrey Hayes, Hope Larson, Jarrett Krosoczka, Matt Phelan, David Small, Raina Telgemeier, Sara Varon, and Gene Luen Yang.  

The exhibition showcases original art from Smile by Raina!

Also featured: A reading area with more than 100 graphic novels for guests to peruse. A timeline traces the evolution of graphic novels with examples of groundbreaking books, comics, zines, and manga. A gallery activity titled The Story Board invites guests to create a short graphic novel or contribute drawings to a community-generated tale.

Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 am to 4 pm, Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm. Admission is $9 for adults, $6 for children under 18, and $22.50 for a family of four. For further information and directions, call (413) 559-6300 or visit the Museum's website at

Later Event: February 10
Thinking Out of the Box [SOLD OUT!]