NMAI Participating in
New York Times Arts Weekend
12/31/07 - NMAI founders Judy
and Laurence Cutler announced today that the National Museum of
American Illustration will be participating in the New York Times Arts
& Leisure Weekend on January 12 & 13, 2008, from 10 AM to 4 PM
Admission to the museum during the event is two tickets for the price
of one. Patrons will be able to see the permanent collection of the
NMAI, as well as paintings of note that are on loan to the museum, such as
Maxfield Parrish's painting Ecstasy, and Couple Descending
Stairs by JC Leyendecker. The NMAI Gift Shop will be open, selling unique and collectable illustration-themed souvenirs.
year, the NMAI was the only museum in RI to participate. This year, the
RISD museum will also be participating, as well as other prestigious
museums throughout the USA, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the
Boston Museum of Fine
Art, the Harvard Art Museums,and the art museums of the
Above: NMAI founders Judy &
Laurence Cutler, with the JC Leyendecker painting, Couple Descending Stairs.
|The Museum is open year-round for visitors and group tours by advance reservation.
Tickets: $25. Group Tours, Seniors (60+), and Military w/id: $22. Children 12 & under are not admitted.
For More Information, Contact:
National Museum of American Illustration
492 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
T: 401-851-8948 ext.18. F: 401-851-8949
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 Carreré 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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