National Museum of American Illustration

National Museum of American Illustration

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Andrew L. ·
Reviewed October 3, 2014
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!

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Beverly P. ·
Reviewed August 19, 2012
Loved it and a wonderful staff

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Nancy R. ·
Reviewed August 7, 2012
I have been a RISD Museum docent for more than 12 years, and represented New England on National Docent Council. I have visited and studied in many superb museums, and thought I was prepared for my experience at this museum. Nonetheless, my husband and I were genuinely surprised with the wonderful collection and our experience overall. We look forward to returning. Staff were warm, welcoming, and very helpful! Thanks so much for this opportunity.

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  • $18 for two general-admission passes (up to a $36 value)
  • $36 for four general-admission passes (up to a $72 value)

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About National Museum of American Illustration


Before there were TVs, computers, video games, and smartphones, Americans turned to the most affordable form of entertainment—books. Along with periodicals such as the Saturday Evening Post, books seized America's attention not only with their words, but also with their unique illustrations. These works of art weren't just pretty pictures; rather, they captured significant moments in the ever-changing landscape of American culture.

The National Museum of American Illustration preserves these visual cultural records on its walls. Over the past four decades, its curators have been assembling the museum's American Imagist Collection, which boasts the largest number of original illustrated images by such notable artists as Maxfield Parrish and J.C. Leyendecker, as well as the second-largest number of Norman Rockwell images. It also showcases works from Howard Pyle, the "Father of American Illustration," N.C. Wyeth, Charles Dana Gibson, Howard Chandler Christy, John Falter, and more than 150 others.

The illustrations hang in Vernon Court, a building that could be considered a work of art itself. The turn-of-the-century French chateau–style mansion was built in 1898 by Carrère and Hastings, who designed the New York Public Library and U.S. Senate and House office buildings, among others. With a marble hall, petit salon, and ballroom that were modeled after Marie Antoinette's private suites at the Palace of Versailles, it's not surprising that many consider Vernon Court to be one of the most beautiful mansions in America.

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