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National Museum of American Illustration

Vernon Court, 492 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-851-8949
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Beautiful American Art

Well worth an hour or two. Exceptional American Illustrative Art. Large collection for Norman... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ed D
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Maplewood, New Jersey
Go on Friday afternoon at 3 pm to tour with a docent!

We purchased our tickets through groupon and planned for a visit on friday afternoon because a tour... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
isletime
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The National Museum of American Illustration (NMAI) is situated in Vernon Court, a Gilded Age mansion (1898). Vernon Court is on the Natl. Register of Historic Places with interiors inspired by the palace at Versailles. The NMAI focuses on original illustration artworks created to be reproduced in books, periodicals, advertising and in other print media. Featured artists include: Norman Rockwell, Maxfield Parrish, Howard Pyle, JC Leyendecker, Jessie Willcox Smith, NC Wyeth and 150 others. Free parking for museum visitors is available in our lot located on Victoria Avenue.
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Vernon Court, 492 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
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Reviewed yesterday

Well worth an hour or two. Exceptional American Illustrative Art. Large collection for Norman Rockwell. Suggest taking advantage of free audio self guide. Audio guide gives excellent information on most paintings and art.

Thank Ed D
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We purchased our tickets through groupon and planned for a visit on friday afternoon because a tour was included for the public at that time. We really enjoyed walking through the museum and learning more about these beautiful works of art. Parking was included for...More

Thank isletime
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went because we like Norman Rockwell. Just the Normal Rockwell illustrations made the visit worthwhile - they have the second largest Rockwell collection. They also have Parrish and Pyle and other illustrators we did not know about. The hanging of the art makes comparisons...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great way to enjoy a rainy afternoon. This magical museum is off the radar in publicity. Do not miss the gorgeous Maxwell Parrish originals in the Rose Room. Watch the short video as a way of introduction - be sure to visit the...More

Thank PUZZLE-LADY
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We almost missed stopping here...but do not! Fabulous illustrations wonderfully displayed in multiple rooms by all the famous illustrators including Rockwell!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A collection of excellence with regard to American illustration is not to be missed. A visit here is well worth the price of admission.

1  Thank Cathy F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A chance to go into yet another Newport Mansion, but also the chance to learn about illustration. Pretty amazing collection of masterpieces of illustration.

Thank David R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the Hi-lite of our trip to Newport, RI after not visiting for more than 20 years! We have visited Newport many times prior to 1998 and have taken in all there is to see. However, having not been to Newport in so long...More

1  Thank katewoman612
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WE took the tour that started at 3:00, and our guide was extremely knowledgeable and personable. The collections is truly amazing and beautiful, as is the house. There wasn't much time left to be on our own by the end of the tour, since closing...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our time here. I am a big Norman Rockwell fan. Definitely use the iPad they give you for the self-guided tour. It is a small place, but we spent about 90 minutes visiting.

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plymoutnancy11
April 15, 2018|
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Response from Elizabeth L | Reviewed this property |
I think that is the case but give them a call. They are open for the most part during the summer (after May 30 or around there).
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plymoutnancy11
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Response from Jack M | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. They have a website and are located in one of the Newport mansions.
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Michael C
July 6, 2017|
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Response from Brandon S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, across the street from the mansion
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