|INVITATION: Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Wolfe, and NAC to be Honored on July 29th at Our Dinner-Dance-Benefit Auction and Awards Gala!|
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marks the First Decade of the National Museum of American Illustration
(NMAI) opening to the public. In celebration, on Thursday, July 29th, we
are hosting a Gala event, including the inaugural American Civilization
Awards, honoring individuals and institutions who have significantly
contributed to our popular culture - our American Civilization.
Honored LaureatesWHOOPI GOLDBERGActress, comedienne, and philanthropist TOM WOLFE
Author, journalist, and illustratorTHE NATIONAL ARTS CLUB
O. Aldon James Jr., President
accepting the honor
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NMAI extends this invitation for you to join this most illustrious
Newport event - a star-studded evening dedicated to the arts and
culture, unprecedented in Newport, 'America's Sailing Capital.'RSVP as soon as possible, but not later than July 16th, as space is limited. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
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for a formal invitation with details
We look forward to seeing you on July 29th!
National Museum of American Illustration
492 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
T: 401-851-8949 ext. 18. F: 401-851-8974
Museum is open year-round for visitors and Group Tours by advance
reservations. General Admissions Hours begin Memorial Day weekend, May
General Admissions Hours (May 29th - September 6th)
Fridays: 10:00am - 4:30pm, with a 75 minute guided tour at 2:00pm sharp
Saturdays: 10:00am - 4:30pm
Sundays: 11:00am - 4:30pm
Memorial Day, July 4th, & Labor Day: 11:00am - 4:30pm
$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.'
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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