May 19, 2011
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Saturday, May 28th marks the beginning of our Summer General Admissions Season.  During this period, the NMAI presents two exciting exhibitions: Norman Rockwell: American Imagist, and noted author/illustrator Tom Wolfe's illustrations from his book In Our Time.  




MAY 28 - SEPT. 4, 2011



Open for Guided Tour Only, 3pm sharp

Saturdays, Sundays, & Memorial Day:

Open on a General Admission Basis, 11am - 5pm


Open for Group (10 persons or more) and VIP Tours by Advance Reservation Year-Round 






clockwise from top left: Norman Rockwell's Cousin Reginald Plays Pirates 1917, Bridge Game - The Bid 1948, Doughboy and His Admirers 1919, Skating Race 1920, The Sport - Study 1939, and Volunteer Firefighter 1931 






  clockwise from top left: Tom Wolfe's The Bohemian Hedge, The Anchorman, The Delinquent, Evolution of the Species, The Man Who Peaked to Soon, and Rabid Taxi Driver, all from his 1980 book, In Our Time


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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. Open for General Admissions weekends 11am to 5pm from May 28 through September 4. 



Adults: $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.'





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 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.


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