May 23, 2010
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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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NMAI Grand Salon

2010 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 Laureates
Whoopi Goldberg
Actress, comedienne, and philanthropist

Tom Wolfe
Author, journalist, and illustrator

National Arts Club
O. Aldon James Jr., President
 accepting the honor

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The 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.'

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RSVP as soon as possible, but not later than July 16th, as space is  limited. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

To order tickets and for more information
Telephone:   401.851.8949 Ext 18
Email:   eric@americanillustration.org

Miss Liberty
We look forward to seeing you on July 29th!


For Reservations:
Eric Brocklehurst
nmai logoNational Museum of American Illustration
492 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
T: 401-851-8949 ext. 18. F: 401-851-8974

The Museum is open year-round for visitors and Group Tours by advance reservations. General Admissions Hours begin Memorial Day weekend, May 28, 2010.

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

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.'


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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