November 23, 2010
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Holiday Shoppers!
15 % Holiday Discount on Phone Orders!
MuseShop Open Now!
 By Appointment through December 23
Museum Shop Customer
           Cheerful customer making a holiday purchase

Santa's Workshop. Norman Rockwell
    Santa's Workshop.
Norman Rockwell, 1922

From November 23 throughout the holiday  season, the Museum shop is open by appointment.  A wide variety of unique illustration-themed products include books, jewelry, clothing,  lamps, sconces, accessories, stationary products, decorative lighting, collectible posters, fountain pens, walking sticks, art prints, games, and puzzles. The shop is also open without need for appointment from 4:00pm to 6:00pm on the following Fridays:  December 3, 10, and 17.

A  sampling of offerings from the Museum  shop can be seen on our website at, or by clicking any of the product images below. Items may be purchased by credit card on the telephone.  To make an appointment to visit or to place an order by phone, call 401.851.8949, ext. 18.

 Friday Tours at 3pm Continue 
Our Friday 3pm Guided Tours continue into next year.
This is due to the overwhelming popularity and enthusiasm with which the tours have been received.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes early.
Tours begin promptly at 3:00pm.

Visitors will enjoy a one-hour Guided Tour of the Museum's six (6) first floor galleries, where the Museum's origins, biographies of the artist/illustrators, their techniques, cultural context of the artworks, and  history of  Vernon Court - the Gilded Age mansion home to the American Imagist Collection - are detailed. Following the Guided Tour, the group continues to the lower level, where they visit our Museum shop, and view four (4) additional galleries primarily devoted to contemporary illustrators and changing exhibitions.

In addition to the Friday afternoon tours, we are open by advance reservation for Guided Group Tours and VIP Tours year round.

General Admissions hours resume Memorial Day weekend.

Holiday Season Hours
November 2010 to New Year's Day, 2011
Open for a Guided Tour Only on the following dates:
December 3
December 10
December 17

Our Museum shop is open on the above dates from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, and by appointment.

Support the 'Most American of American Art'
with your Generous Donation

Persons interested in making a charitable end-of-year donation to our nonprofit American Civilization Foundation may do so online by clicking the PayPal logo below. Alternatively one can download a mail-in donation form by clicking our 10th Anniversary logo below.

Donations can also be made  by calling 401.851.8949 ext. 18.

All donations are tax deductible and 100% goes to Museum development and the endowment fund.

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For Reservations:
 Eric Brocklehurst
National Museum of American Illustration
492 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840

T: 401-851-8949 ext. 18. F: 401-851-8974

The Museum is open Fridays for a Guided Tour only at 3pm sharp, and year-round for visitors and Group Tours by advance reservations. General Admissions Hours resume Memorial Day weekend. 

Tickets: Adults: $18; Seniors (60+) & Military: $16; Students w/id: $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.'

Vernon Court Winter

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 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 75 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.

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