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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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  • If you love illustration, this is the place to go. The building at 63rd and Lexington has a lovely space on the top floor for drinks or coffee. Unfortunately, no food is served. Check out what exhibit...  more »
  • This is a quaint gallery on the Upper East Side and worth a visit if you have any interest in illustrators. They had two great exhibitions when we visited: "Will Eisner: The Centennial Celebration" an...  more »
  • If you have ever enjoyed a good story told in comic book style and have noticed that in recent years there are books known as Graphic Novels then you are aware of the trend led by Will Eisner. The Spi...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Great art work, cute bar and a casual, tasty spread of food on opening night's
  • This is a tiny multi-level museum dedicated to the art of illustration. They run themed exhibits, sketch nights, contests and a number of other fun events. I visited recently for the Ralph Steadman retrospective, which was amazing. The exhibit was spread out on all 4 levels, which was a little difficult to navigate when foot traffic was high, but definitely worth it. The top level includes a great, sunny cafe, though they included some pieces of the exhibit there so diners had to deal with a lot of lookie-loos passing through. It's a hidden gem in the heart of the city and a unique thing to do for locals and visitors alike!
  • Visited this place after a friend told me to check it out. If you have any interest in illustration, drawing and the history of either, go check this out. I will be back.
  • Very classy spot with galleries and sketch nights! Love it!