National Museum of American Illustration, Newport

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Current Exhibitions at the NMAI:

• Howard Pyle, His Students & the Golden Age of American Illustration

• The American Muse

• Secrets Behind the Wall: The Don Trachte Replicas

• John Rogers: The Norman Rockwell of Statuary
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  • I went with my family to the American Illustration Museum and we had a great time. We learned about several artists and eras. I am not really an art person, but this is art I can understand. Our tour ...  more »
  • Both Vernon Court, the private residence where artwork is displayed, and well as the collection of American illustrations were fabulous. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our audio tour; we loved le...  more »
  • We have visited twice and took the guided tour both times. Both guides were excellent and very informative. For me, this art brings back memories of reading books illustrated by N.C. Wyeth, Frank Scho...  more »
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  • Judy and Lawrence Cutler have created a magnificent venue to view a fabulous collection of American illustrators. Everything about this mansion is perfect and the audio tour that took us through the impressive Vernon Court Mansion was delightful. My mom and I took a mother daughter trip and this by far was the highlight of our vacation here in Newport. We were lucky enough to meet Lawrence and Judy and they sure were special. We felt so honored and lucky to pal around with them the remainder of our time there. This was an experience that my mom and I will always remember and treasure. This museum will far exceed your expectations and is a must see!! ❤️
  • The absolute best! You cannot go wrong in paying a visit to this wonderful gem in the heart of Newport, situated among the other great mansions along Bellevue Avenue. Definitely worth your time!
  • Fantastic experience. Definitely do the audio tour! There were many rare and unique original illustrations you won't find in regular art museums. Note that parking is across the street from the museum.
  • Small and easily navigated museum, easy to park, great collection and great exhibits. The garden and facility is lovely too. Well worth a visit.
  • Extraordinary experience. Wonderful collection of pre-1980s illustrations in a magnificent venue. Note especially how each piece is brilliantly presented in a frame that feels as though it were part of the original. Well worth a special trip to Newport, RI.

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