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National Museum of American Illustration

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National Museum of American Illustration

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Pat K wrote a review Sep 2020
Plymouth, Massachusetts13 contributions1 helpful vote
We have been there several times. The film is excellent, the collection is outstanding. One of our favorite museums. Parking right off of Bellevue Ave is very good. Unfortunately because of COVID, they won't be reopening until 2021.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Slick5276 wrote a review Oct 2019
Salisbury, North Carolina1,189 contributions215 helpful votes
This house was formerly known as Vernon Court. The current owners made it into the national museum of American Illustration. Interesting place. House was once considered of of the ten most beautiful mansions in America.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Suni wrote a review Oct 2019
6 contributions4 helpful votes
Found this museum very interesting. Saw illustrations by Norman Rockwell, Maxwell Parish. very beautiful museum.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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brad j wrote a review Sep 2019
Raleigh, North Carolina77 contributions63 helpful votes
When I think of illustration, I think of Norman Rockwell. The museum shows that Rockwell, while important, is only one of many who made the work of illustration truly an art form. Made the visit on my last day. Wish had been earlier in my trip. Would have visited a second time. Be sure to call the museum for hours of operation. Not sure that hours on website were correct. An excellent indoor activity for those rain filled summer days. I think admission was $18 for seniors so I don't know if you find that "expensive". In retrospect, I'm ok with $18. Not sure if family discount available.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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tweetietraveler wrote a review Aug 2019
Wayland, Massachusetts70 contributions35 helpful votes
I've been wanting to see this for a long time. I had not realized it's set in one of the beautiful Bellevue mansions. That makes it even more special. There's a terrific collection of Norman Rockwells. If you think Rockwell only did light, whimsical stuff, you'll change your opinion. While there are plenty of those, there are also some of his darker works. And Rockwell didn't shy away from social commentary. You'll also enjoy the many Maxfield Parrishes. I didn't know many of the other illustrators, but many were the pioneers who inspired those who followed. The audio tour is done by the founders of this terrific museum. It's very well done. The tour is just the right length, not super long, so I did not experience museum fatigue.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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