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A Friend Among Us: The Art of Brinton Turkle


125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA, 01002
United States


413 559 6300
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Adults-$9; Youth (1-18), Seniors, Students, and Teachers-$6; Family (2 adults and 2 youth)-$22.50


All Ages
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Visit the exhibit to step back in time with Brinton Turkle and his tales of American lore.

Whether set on the island of Nantucket or in the mountains of Appalachia, Turkle's stories and poetic imagery capture both the history and nuances of place. Turkle follows the escapades of a young Quaker boy in his Obadiah series, offers a surprising twist on a favorite fairy tale in Deep in the Forest, and sprinkles magic realism throughout the pages of Sky Dog. All work is from the museum’s permanent collection, generously donated by the artist’s children. A highlight is surely Turkle’s watercolor illustrations from Thy Friend, Obadiah, awarded a 1970 Caldecott Honor.