The National Museum of American Illustration
The NMAI welcomes cast of the major motion picture "Evening"
to view its American Imagist Collection.
The National Museum of American Illustration received a
telephone call in late October from British actor, Hugh
Dancey, requesting an advance reservation for himself and
fellow cast members for a guided tour.
The major motion picture,"Evening", adapted by Michael
Cunningham (winner of the 1999 Pulitzer prize for "The
Hours") from Susan Minot's best-selling novel, recently
filmed in Newport for two months. The cast,
including Golden Globe Award winner Claire Danes, sought its
chance to view the most American of American art
in between shots.
The Museum Founders and staff were thrilled but not
surprised that the NMAI's reputation as the best kept
secret in the art world
had reached Hollywood.
Above, the cast poses with Laurence S. Cutler and Judy
Goffman Cutler (Founders of the NMAI) as Maxfield Parrish's "A
Starting from left: Sarah Viccellio, Stephan Sagmiller,
Alison Pil, Claire Danes, Michael Cunningham, Laurence S.
Cutler, Mamie Gummer, Hugh Dancey, Timothy Kiefer and Judy
The Museum is open for guided tours by advance reservation
only. Groups tours are welcome by reservation year-round.
Tickets $25: Seniors 60+ and military w/id, $22, Children 12 &
under not admitted. For more information telephone
401-851-8949 ext. 31 or www.americanillustration.org
Lee Ann Scotto, Assistant to the Director, The National Museum
of American Illustration-492 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI
02840. T:401-851-8949 ext.31- F: 401-851-8974-
The 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 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, and 75 others are displayed in ‘Gilded Age’
architecture, creating a unique union of art and architecture-
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.
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