The Carle Honors Annual Benefit Gala

Held in New York City, The Carle Honors is the Museum's annual benefit gala. At the heart of the Honors are four awards celebrating individuals whose creative vision and dedication are an inspiration to everyone who values picture books and their role in arts education and literacy. The awards, selected each year by a committee chaired by Leonard S. Marcus, founder of the Honors, recognize individuals in four distinct forms:
  • Artist, for lifelong innovation in the field;
  • Mentor, editors, designers, and educators who champion the art form;
  • Angel, whose generous resources are crucial to making picture book art exhibitions, education programs, and related projects a reality; and
  • Bridge, individuals who have found inspired ways to bring the art of the picture book to larger audiences through work in other fields.
The Carle Honors Art Auction, a key fundraiser for the event, features original works of art donated by some of the industry’s most celebrated artists. 

Please join us for the next Carle Honors on Thursday, September 27, 2018.  Tickets can be bought individually or in blocks. Sponsorships include name and logo placement, media listings, and additional benefits. Educators have an opportunity for a special at-cost ticket.

See more Carle Honors history, including photographs and lists of past honorees, auction artists and presenters.

Any questions? Contact Rebecca Miller Goggins, Director of Development, at or 413-559-6308.