National Museum of American Illustration
492 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
T: 401-851-8949 ext. 18, F: 401-851-8974
Museum is open Fridays from 2pm to 5pm with a guided tour at 3pm sharp,
and year-round for visitors and Group Tours by advance reservations.
Open for General Admissions weekends 11am to 5pm from May 28 through
$18; Seniors (60+) & Military: $16; Students: $12; Children ages 5
to 12: $8. Children ages 5 to 12 are permitted only if they are
vouchsafed by parents or guardians as being 'well-behaved.'
National Museum of American Illustration is a nonprofit, independent,
educational and aesthetic organization. It is located in Newport, RI, on
Bellevue Avenue at Vernon Court (1898), a Carrére and Hastings designed
Beaux-Arts adaptation of an 18th century French chateau. It is the
first national museum devoted exclusively to American illustration art.
Illustration consists of original artwork created to be reproduced in
books, magazines, newspapers, and advertisements. 'Golden Age' paintings
by such luminaries as Norman Rockwell, Maxfield Parrish, NC Wyeth, JC
Leyendecker, and 150 others are displayed in 'Gilded Age' architecture,
creating a unique union of architecture and art - a national treasure.
The Museum is administered by the
American Civilization Foundation, a nonprofit organization with the goal
to present the best possible venue for appreciating the greatest
collection of illustration art - the most American of American art.