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To celebrate the gift of a significant part of Simms Taback’s archive, the museum is mounting an exhibition, Simms Taback: Art by Design.

The exhibition will survey Simms’s eight major books, including his Caldecott Medal Book, Joseph Had a Little Overcoat, and his Honor Book, There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.

Taback's irrepressible humor shines through in his colorful, beautifully crafted compositions, and important messages abound.

This show is the second in an ongoing series highlighting the permanent collection and it will be accompanied by a sixteen-page illustrated brochure with an essay by Chief Curator, H. Nichols B. Clark.

Support for Simms Taback: Art by Design has been generously provided by Penguin Young Readers Group

Art by Design
An exhibit
June 28 to October 26, 2014
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road, Amherst MA 01002
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Members Reception
July 12, 2014, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Gallery Talk - Simms Taback: Art by Design
July 13, 2014, 1:00pm

Join us in the museum for an intimate Members' evening to celebrate the opening of our newest exhibition. The event includes a conversation with Rick Meyerowitz, Reynold Ruffins, and Regina Hayes, moderated by H. Nichols B. Clark. There will be a 5:00pm reception followee by conversation at 6:15 pm. Museum members or by invitation only.

Please RSVP Jenny Darling Stasinos at 413-658-1104 or

Gallery Talk: Simms Taback: Art by Design

Join Chief Curator Nick Clark in the museum’s East Gallery a guided tour of the special exhibition Simms Taback: Art by Design.

Free with Museum Admission