Society of Illustrators, New York City

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On February 1, 1901 a group of nine artists and one advising businessman founded the Society, and by 1939 the Society had moved to its current headquarters in an 1875 carriage house located at 128 East 63rd Street. In 1981 the Museum of American Illustration was established which now features the art of such legendary artists as Rockwell, Pyle, Wyeth, Kent, Peak, Fuchs and Holland, as well as contemporary artists. In 2012 the Society received the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, and created the MoCCA gallery in the second floor. Since then the Society has exhibited works by legendary artists Arnold Roth, Bill Griffith, and Harvey Kurtzman. The Society is also proud to now host the annual MoCCA Arts Festival.
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  • We went for the first time to see an exhibit of George Booth's cartoons. His cartoons appear in New Yorker magazine. While there we also saw a magnificent exhibit of illustrations for children's books...  more »
  • I love painting and drawing at more-traditional art museums. But somehow the illustrations here made me look closely and take my time. There was so much detail in almost all of them. I loved looking a...  more »
  • Realism in exotic Japan graphic novel can feel and touch and a different atmosphere, do something like the concept of American illustration. I don't think people in comics and contemporary art-like, especially doing the Illustrator become irritating. I think customers are so small that the quiet.
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  • A beautiful space with great art and a nice bar. An awesome hangout spot. Definitely recommend popping by for a movie night.
  • Came here to check out an exhibit and really enjoyed it. Have been waiting for another exhibit that catches my eye to have an excuse to come back. Not like other museums or galleries that are slammed with obnoxious people. Very well maintained and quiet. There's a nice bar on the 3rd floor where you can order cocktails and go outside during warmer months to sit outside and order a meal. Only thing I suggest is finding out when there are classes, to avoid walking into them while trying to look at art that may be hanging on that floor where the classes are held.
  • George Booth’s exhibit is awesome Semper Fi Brother.
  • Small space with great illustration exhibits - very inspiring! Sketch nights are the best, and there are always fantastic events happening. The bartender, Ramone, is really helpful and friendly as well.
  • You should definitely check it out! When I went they have the Will Eisner exhibit going on and it was fantastic. I do feel that they could put more exhibits on display at a time.

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