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Exhibition Extended Through Labor Day

Visitors in the NMAI Marble Hall

NMAI Founders Judy and Laurence Cutler greet visitors to the Norman Rockwell: American Imagist exhibition

In response to public demand following record-setting attendance at the Norman Rockwell: American Imagist traveling exhibition, the exhibition has been extended an additional week. The exhibition now concludes on Labor Day, September 7th, the last day for our summer General Admissions season.

The on-going cultural resonance and relevance  of Rockwell's works over a six-decade career are given testament to by his continued popularity nearly thirty years after his passing.  Labor Day will be the last day for visitors to view this exhibition of Rockwell's work before it moves to the next venue, the Nassau County Museum of Art, in Roslyn Harbor, New York. Norman Rockwell: American Imagist will be displayed at the Nassau County Museum of Art from September 7th, 2009 to January 3rd, 2010, after which it will travel the nation, thereafter traveling to museum venues in Europe.

left: Young Valedictorian, by Norman Rockwell, circa 1928, oil on canvas

NMAI Announces Fall-WintVisitors in NMAI Tiffany Loggiaer Schedule
Labor Day weekend concludes the NMAI's general admissions season. Following Labor Day until next Memorial Day 2010, we will no longer open on a General Admissions basis on Saturdays and Sundays.  The Museum will continue to be open for Guided Tours Fridays at 2:00pm sharp, as well as offering Guided Group Tours by advance reservation year-round. Additionally, the NMAI will be open by General Admission on Saturday, September 26 for the Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day. In mid-October the NMAI will hold a special showing of Norman Rockwell paintings  for the Boy Scouts of America. In early January 2010, we will again  be open for the New York Times Arts & Leisure Weekend.  Further details will be available on our website as these dates draw closer.

 right: Rockwell's work holds appeal to children and adults alike

Visitors in NMAI Tiffany Loggia
Above:  views from the Opening Day of the Rockwell exhibition, June 6, 2009

We look forward to your visit!

The Museum is open year-round for visitors and group tours by advance reservation.
Tickets: $18.  Seniors (60+), and Military w/id: $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.'

For Reservations/Press Contact:
Eric Brocklehurst
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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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