National Museum of American Illustration

National Museum of American Illustration information

Newport , USA
Address
Street 492 Bellevue Ave
Telephone
+1 401 851 8949
More information
www.americanillustration.org
Prices
adult/child $18/8
Opening hours
11am-5pm Thu-Mon May-Sep, 11am-5pm Fri & by reservation Mon-Thu Oct-Apr
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Lonely Planet review

This acclaimed museum features an impressive collection of Maxfield Parrish's impossibly luminous works in color, NC Wyeth prints, Norman Rockwell's nostalgia and the illustrations of other American graphic heavyweights. If you can, take the free guided tour on Friday (3pm; available year-round) which sheds light on the stories behind the images and how they moulded American culture through the decades.

The museum is housed within the palatial Vernon Court (yet another mansion, this one from 1898) set within Olmstead-designed grounds.