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Hours & Admission
    (Labor Day 2015 - Memorial Day 2016)

    Fri: Open 11AM-5PM, Guided Tours at 3PM
    Mon - Thurs: Open by Reservation Only
    Sat and Sun: Closed

    NOTE: Holiday Closings
    The Museum will be closed so that our staff can enjoy the holidays on:

    Friday, November 27
    Friday, December 25
    Friday, January 1

  • Call 401.851.8949 ext: 18 for more information or visit our Visitor's Page.

    Adults $18
    Seniors (60+)/ Military $16
    Groups (6 visitors or more) $15
    Students $12
    Children 5 to 12 yrs
    *Children under 5 not admitted

    Collection Highlights
    Below is a brief sampling of artists found in our Collection. Each link includes photographs, biographies, and examples of their respective works. It is by no means a comprehensive compilation, nor is it representational of all the illustration art in our American Imagist Collection.
    More Highlights
    Most American of American Art

    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, newspapers, 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. We cordially invite you to take The Grand Tour of the Museum.