Exterior View, National Museum of American Illustration and Frederick Law Olmsted Park

National Museum of American Illustration and Frederick Law Olmsted Park

Newport, Rhode Island | United States
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About the Museum

The National Museum of American Illustration (NMAI) was founded by Judy and Laurence Cutler in 1998 at Vernon Court, an 1898 Gilded Age mansion designed by Carrére & Hastings, who were the architects for The Flagler Museum, The Frick Collection, Neue Galerie, and the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives buildings.

NMAI opened on July 4th, 2000, as an independent, nonprofit, educational organization whose mission is to enlighten a global public to American illustration art – and it’s the first national museum devoted exclusively to such. NMAI’s remarkable American Imagist Collection comprises one of the largest Norman Rockwell, Maxfield Parrish and J.C. Leyendecker collections, with milestone artworks by Charles Dana Gibson, Howard Pyle, Jessie Willcox Smith, N. C. Wyeth, and more than 150 luminary Golden Age illustrators.

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