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National Museum of American Illustration

492 Bellevue Ave, Newport, Rhode Island 02840 USA

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“discover our visual history”

Welcome to the virtual National Museum of American Illustration, where artworks from the ‘Golden Age of American Illustration’ and from other eras are presented in the ‘Gilded Age’ architectural frame of Vernon Court (1898). Visitors can appreciate our American Imagist Collection as a medley of beautiful pictures, but also as a historical overview of our unique culture. These works are our visual history, indeed they are American civilization illustrated. The original paintings and drawings in our Collection were specifically created for reproduction in books, periodicals, advertisements, and art prints. In the process, illustrators created iconic images, a mythology of our history, and a virtual catalog of bygone styles and days. 

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Rebekah S.

I was humbled and awed by this collection, and the care used in displaying a great number of America's greatest illustration works. The owners have done such an incredible job, and it's been... Read more

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Joe V.

Having been to the Norman Rockwell museum in MA, and looking at the pieces displayed in this museum, I must tell you that there are a decent amount of prints and lithographs vs original art... Read more

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Elizabeth L.

The National Museum of American Illustration is amazing, from the mansion that holds it, the outdoor water effects and gardens and the great staff. The art inside is something you may never see... Read more

National Museum of American Illustration

492 Bellevue Ave
Newport, Rhode Island
02840 USA
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  • Fri: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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