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Nancy W.
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Report | 4 months ago
had wonderful tour
Debra M.
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Report | 4 months ago
The architecture is lovely. Walk the grounds. Support them by purchasing a gift in the gift store.
Sabrina M.
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Report | 5 months ago
It's nice if you have other stuff planned as well since this is a museum on the smaller side. But has some great paintings.
Barbara V.
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Report | 5 months ago
Out standing exhibit of artists in a Newport mansion. Well worth the time.
Martha D.
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Report | 5 months ago
A wonderful collection!
Fred G.
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Report | 5 months ago
Very good experience. Be aware of limited hours during the off season.
Paula K.
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Report | 5 months ago
The staff advises that it is best to always call ahead to be sure the museum is open on the day you plan to visit it. It is a wonderful museum, very interesting.
Amy B.
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Report | 5 months ago
Absolute beautiful museum!
Andrew L.
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Report | 5 months ago
You get to visit a beautiful mansion and surround yourself with beautiful art. An unforgettable museum experience . You'll want to return again and again. If you're lucky you may meet the Cutlers ,Lord and Lady of the Court with a passion for sharing their collection. Mind your manners!
Patricia C.
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check times before you go.
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The splendor of the Gilded Age emanates from Vernon Court, a turn-of-the-century French chateau?style mansion outfitted with marbled columns, a spiral staircase, and sunken gardens. But inside the building is another kind of treasure: the National Museum of American Illustration, which houses some of the country?s most revered illustrated works.

Hanging on the museum?s walls are original paintings and drawings from 145 renowned American illustrators, including Norman Rockwell and Maxfield Parrish, all created between 1895 and 1945. Maxfield Parrish was known best for his book illustrations, filled with a particular shade of intense cobalt that became known as Parrish Blue. His whimsical paintings feature fairytale characters, such as Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, amid fantastic settings, such as lush gardens or neon-lit dance parties. Norman Rockwell?s iconic paintings, meanwhile, told stories of everyday life, some humorous and others heartwarming, appearing in the Saturday Evening Post and other magazines.

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