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National Museum of American Illustration

Established in 1998, the National Museum of American Illustration is the nation's only museum devoted exclusively to American illustration artwork. Housed in the beautiful mansion of Vernon Court - whose Gilded Age architectural style is coetaneous with the 'Golden Age of American Illustration' - the museum's American Imagist collection exhibits works by Norman Rockwell, James Montgomery Flagg and Maxfield Parrish (among many, many others). The impact of these illustrators on subsequent American artists cannot be underestimated. Working in the days before television, their art - circulated in all major print publications - was not only the primary medium through which members of the American public were exposed to images beyond the ken of their everyday lives, it also created a host of iconic characters (such as Uncle Sam), that have formed an integral part of the American aesthetic ever since. Don't miss out on this opportunity to appreciate some of the art that was essential to the birth of modern American culture as we know it.

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492 Bellevue Avenue, Newport
$18 (adults), $12 (students with ID), $8 (children 5-12). Other concessions are available
English is the most common language but Spanish is often spoken in south-western states.

The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into 100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.

Opening Times
Opening times vary, and often the museum will only open for advance reservations, so call ahead to avoid disappointment
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