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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...more
Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Vernon Court, 492 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
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If you appreciate Americana art and illustrations then you need to visit here when in Newport. Pretty much the work of Judy Cutler and her husband which puts on display their collection of numerous artists from the 20th Century. Some household names like Rockwell and...More
Went with my 19 yo daughter and we both really enjoyed it and there is enough to see that going back with my husband will be just as good as this time. It’s small so it is more intimate than larger museums. Learned a lot!...More
Visited this museum on a casual trip to Newport. Stayed for two hours! I watched the short video, then used the headset for the self-guided tour. Adult admission was $20. It is worth every penny. I did not want to leave. Entire first floor of...More
As a culture vulture and lover of creative artistry I was amazed at the treasure my friend and I stumbled across while walking around Newport RI this October. I think most people think of Newport R.I. for it’s jazz festival and the city’a unparalleled architectural...More
I’m a big fan of Rockwell and Wyeth and loved learning and seeing the works of Parrish and Pyle. However the Mansion is beautiful and I hated seeing pictures on every wall and piece of furniture. And why no Cel phone photography? I have photographed...More
I didn't really have expectations regarding this museum and left quite glad that I came by. The tour definitely helped to put things into perspective and added an essential element for those that aren't intimately familiar with the stories of the artists presented.
This did not sound like an exciting attraction but hey it had all 5 star reviews! So we chanced it and all 6 of us agreed that it was a very good choice. Beautiful artwork and much learned in spite of ourselves (it was a...More
I remember when it was rarely open but now it is open daily. There is a really impressive Maxfield Parrish, Howard Pyle, the Wyeths, Norman Rockwell and so many more. The lighting could be a lot better, but the artwork is fantastic. Make sure you...More
I have been to Newport many times and toured all the mansions run by the preservation society. Recently in Newport for just a day trip we had a few hours to fill and my husband suggested we check out this museum. He is a Wyeth...More