'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' Gets a Show

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Brumback, K. (2016). 'The very hungry caterpillar' gets a show. Smithsonian Teen Tribune. https://www.tweentribune.com/article/teen/very-hungry-caterpillar-gets-show/.

(AP Photo/Kate Brumback)

Atlanta's High Museum of Art is inviting visitors into a colorful world populated by playful animals and imaginative children.
"I See a Story: The Art of Eric Carle" runs through Jan. 8 and features more than 80 collages from 16 books by the author of children's favorites like "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and "The Grouchy Ladybug."

Carle's bright images explore themes including childhood, nature and journeys.
Adults can revel in the nostalgia of books they read as children or read to their own children, while kids are treated to an exhibition arranged with them in mind. 

The collages are hung just a few feet off the ground, and a scavenger hunt provides an opportunity to engage more fully with the art.

A close look at the collages helps visitors understand how Carle works. He uses acrylic paint on white tissue paper to create bright sheets that he stores grouped by color in his studio. 

When he's creating a collage he selects a sheet from his collection and cuts it using a razor or tears it by hand before layering the pieces into colorful scenes.