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Hours & Admission
  • OFF SEASON
    (LABOR DAY WEEKEND 2014 - MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2015)
  • The NMAI will be closed for the remainder
    of the OFF SEASON,

    Reopening on Memorial Day weekend,
    Friday, May 22, 2015


    Call 401.851.8949 ext: 18 for more information or visit our Visitor's Page.


    ADMISSION
    Adults $18
    Seniors (60+)/ Military $16
    Groups (6 visitors or more) $15
    Students $12
    Children 5 to 12 yrs
    *Children under 5 not admitted
    $8

    Collection Highlights
    Below is a brief sampling of artists found in our Collection. Each link includes photographs, biographies, and examples of their respective works. It is by no means a comprehensive compilation, nor is it representational of all the illustration art in our American Imagist Collection.
    More Highlights
    Most American of American Art

    Welcome to the virtual National Museum of American Illustration, where artworks from the 'Golden Age of American Illustration' and from other eras are presented in the 'Gilded Age' architectural frame of Vernon Court (1898). Visitors can appreciate our American Imagist Collection as a medley of beautiful pictures, but also as a historical overview of our unique culture. These works are our visual history, indeed they are American civilization illustrated. The original paintings and drawings in our Collection were specifically created for reproduction in books, periodicals, newspapers, advertisements, and art prints. In the process, illustrators created iconic images, a mythology of our history, and a virtual catalog of bygone styles and days. We cordially invite you to take The Grand Tour of the Museum.