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Society of Illustrators, New York City

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.8/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
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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  • A delicious surprise! To enter this picturesque Gallery illustration, you climb up to the top floor of the House and is a charming restaurant! Uncomplicated menu and very tasty! O Hamburger wonderful eh! Worth the visit!
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  • I have been enjoying the work of Ralph Steadman since seeing his drawings in Private Eye Magazine back in the early 1960's. Much to my joy some of the original art from those days is on display here. ...  read more »
  • I'm glad I used Trip Advisor to look up museums because I would have otherwise not known of this one. I was fortunate enough to visit during an exhibit that focused on female illustrators. I loved the...  read more »
  • An excellent stop - probably qualifies as an NYC gem! The exhibition when we were there (summer 2016) was of work by female illustrators, with lots of quality work on exhibit. Definitely will go again when next in NYC.
  • A stop at this small, well-curated museum is a pleasant and thought-provoking way to pass an hour or two. I was there recently on a Saturday afternoon, and was one of only a few people visiting--unheard of at the mostly crowded museums in the city.
  • Very interesting place. Check out sketch night on Tuesdays and Thursdays!
  • Beautiful gallery of illustrations from picture books, comics, and more. The curators have excellent taste and the works on display are always beautiful, imaginative, inspiring and brilliant. If you love drawing, children's literature, or emotional art with a sense of wonder, don't miss this place!
  • the free gallery is awesome, and the upstairs very classy.
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