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2017

April 6, 2017
'When Applied Art Became Fine Art'
"From 1894 to 1900 in his Drexel studio... [Howard] Pyle sent forth a generation of successful illustrators. His and his students' works appear in Drexel's lively and illuminating exhibition Howard Pyle, His Students & the Golden Age of American Illustration." (Drexel exhibition curated by NMAI Director and Co-Founder, Judy Goffman Cutler.)
Broad Street Review

2016

Fall 2016
'Affirming Illustration's Place in American Art'
"Whether it captures a contemporary scene or documents world history, illustration is a byproduct of our culture, as diverse as the lives Americans once lived."
Penn GSE Magazine

July 21, 2016
'Hear Story About American Copycat'
"It is more than an art exhibition... It is the true story of one of the most intriguing American art mysteries."
Jamestown Press

June 30, 2016
'An Artful Adventure Awaits at NMAI'
"NMAI is home to a vast collection of paintings and drawings which add up to a one-of-a-kind "virtual catalog of bygone styles and days."
Cliff Notes: The Chanler Blog

June 11, 2016
'Exhibit Unveils What's Behind the Walls'
"Don Trachte Jr. gestures to a replica of Norman Rockwell's 'Breaking Home Ties' painted by his father around 1972. The painting is one of several replicas painted by Trachte's father that he hid to keep from his ex-wife during a bitter divorce in the 1970s. A copy of the original hangs to the right, along with the check signed by Rockwell written by Trachte's father for $900 to buy the painting."
Newport Daily News

June 7, 2016
'City for the Trees: Newport wants to be a 500-tree species arboretum setting'
"The Newport Tree Society is striving for the city to feature at least 500 different species or varieties of trees planted and growing in accordance with an arboretum plan, which would make Newport a Level III arboretum, the second highest category."
Newport Daily News

June 6, 2016
'The National Museum of American Illustration Features 20th Century Artists'
"As a hidden gem of Newport, this mansion houses numerous illustrations of Norman Rockwell and his contemporaries. Popular illustration will jump out such as World War II posters, covers of Saturday Evening Post and Harper's Bazaar. In addition, visitors can peek into the lifestyle of the mansion, also termed as one of the 'Newport Cottages.'"
Examiner

May 26, 2016
'CELEBRATION OF TREES' SLATED ON SATURDAY
"The event will celebrate the accreditation of Fredrick Law Olmsted Park as a Level I Arboretum, and the designation of several other threes as Rhode Island State Champions, the largest and/or oldest of their species. There also will be remarks from state officials, scientists and other dignitaries, as well as tree car information, tree climbing demonstrations, soil testing and a tour of the grounds."
The Newport Daily News

May 26, 2016
'CELEBRATION SET FOR ARBORETUM IN NEWPORT'
"A Newport museum will become the fourth certified arboretum in the City by the Sea.... Four trees will be added to the Rhode Island Tree Council's register of culturally, historically and biologically notable trees."
The Jamestown Press

May 25, 2016
'RI TREE COUNCIL WILL DEDICATE THE GROUNDS OF NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION AS A CERTIFIED ARBORETUM'
"The Frederick Law Olmsted Park & Arboretum at the NMAI is Rhode Island's newest accredited Level I Arboretum, containing four newly designated 'State Champion Trees'... Their Champion Fern Leaf Beech is believed to be the oldest and largest of its kind in the United States!"
What's Up Newport

May 9, 2016
'WHIMSY IN A MANSION: NEWPORT'S NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION'
"One small gem, though, shines bright among the larger stones surrounding it; perhaps this is because the owners of the National Museum of American Illustration in the property known as Vernon Court are themselves sparking personalities."
ETB Travel News

March 30, 2016
'50 States Series: Museums Worth Traveling For (2016 Edition!)'
"We've searched through every state to find the 50 most fascinating museums worth traveling for... This list includes some of the most sophisticated and high end museums in the country"
FlipKey

February 25, 2016
‘NEWPORT ARBORETUM HAS JAMESTOWN TIES'
“The state’s newest arboretum seeks to promote an understanding and appreciation of trees by preserving and enhancing historically important, diverse gardens representative of the area’s Gilded Age in the mid-19th century. It also honors the pioneering work of Frederick Law Olmsted, America’s first landscape architect.”
The Jamestown Press

February 12, 2016
‘Q&A WITH LAURENCE S. & JUDY GOFFMAN CUTLER'
“How important is NMAI’s Parrish collection? ‘The Parrish paintings are major attractions, as are works by J.C. Leyendecker, Norman Rockwell and so many of the other 150 artist-illustrators in our collection.’”
Antiques and the Arts Weekly

January 29, 2016
‘CLASSIC MAXFIELD PARRISH ILLUSTRATIONS AT THE NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART' (VIDEO)
A brief overview of Maxfield Parrish: Paintings and Prints from the National Museum of American Illustration exhibition on display at the Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY, from November 21, 2015 to February 28, 2016. Also includes interviews with Judy and Laurence Cutler, co-Founders of the NMAI, and Karl Willers, Director of NCMA
National Video Journalist Network

January 23, 2016
‘THE ART OF MAXFIELD PARRISH'
“’If something had a picture by Maxfield Parrish on it, it sold better than anything else,’ said Mr. Cutler, pointing to boxes of Crane’s Chocolates from the early 1900s decorated with work by Parrish.”
The New York Times

2015

December 6, 2015
‘LARGEST EXHIBIT OF MAXFIELD PARRISH PRINTS AT NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART'
“The more than 200 works on exhibit – originals and vintage prints – are drawn from the National Museum of American Illustration… Together, the works provide a stunning portrait - an elongated landscape, as it were – of Parrish’s decades long career…”
The Examiner

November 27, 2015
‘CUTLERS TO DISCUSS PARRISH, EXHIBITION'
“Judy and Laurence Cutler are widely-recognized experts on American illustration art. Architectural Digest called Judy Goffman Cutler the ‘undisputed doyenne of American Illustration.’”
News Times Newspapers

November 18, 2015
‘MAXFIELD PARRISH EXHIBIT OPENS AT NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART'
“’Parrish was so well known and appreciated, says Laurence Cutler, co-curator with his wife, Judy, ‘that Woodrow Wilson moved the summer White House to Plainfield, New Hampshire, because the first lady was so taken by his art.’”
Newsday

November 12, 2015
‘MAXFIELD PARRISH EXHIBIT TAKES OVER NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART'
“’We’re extremely excited especially for an exhibition that is tailor made for our audience here on Long Island and beyond,’ Willers said. ‘It’s quite a wonderful show.’”
The Island Now 

November 10, 2015
‘JUDY & LAURENCE CUTLER, FOUNDERS OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION, DISCUSS MAXFIELD PARRISH AND THE ARTISTS OF THE GOLDEN AGE OF ILLUSTRATION'
“Maxfield Parrish, also known as the Master of Make-Believe, was among the greatest illustrators of the first half of the 20th century.”
North Word News

November 10, 2015
‘NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART PRESENTS MAXFIELD PARRISH: PAINTINGS AND PRINTS FROM THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION'
“Through this showing of artworks and vintage reproductions, today’s viewers will have the unique opportunity to see the way that viewers of an earlier age observed these images, comparing the mass-produced reproductions against the original luminous canvases.”
MuseumPublicity.com

November 9, 2015
‘MAXFIELD PARRISH EXHIBITION TO OPEN AT NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART
“Parrish’s universally popular and instantly recognizable images were produced between the late 1890s through the mid 1960s… Clear and bold, with uncomplicated subjects, Maxfield Parrish’s art prints papered the walls of American homes for decades.”
ArtFixDaily.com 

November 4, 2015
‘MAXFIELD PARRISH EXHIBIT AT MUSEUM OF ART’
“Parrish described himself as ‘a businessman with a brush,’ and was proud of his ability to market his artwork to the public. In 1904… Parrish signed a six-year contract with Collier’s Magazine for $1,250 per month.”
The Roslyn News Weekend

November, 2015
‘MAXFIELD PARRISH: PAINTINGS AND PRINTS AT THE NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART'
“Through this showing of artworks and vintage reproductions, today’s viewers will have the unique opportunity to see the way that viewers of an earlier age observed these images, comparing the mass-produced reproductions against the original luminous canvases.”
Fine Arts Magazine

October 13, 2015
‘ROCKWELL DIPLOMACY BEARING FRUIT’
“Last Spring the couple (Cutlers) sent a copy of the book (Norman Rockwell’s America) to 150 heads of state around the world to give them a better understanding of American culture. Responses arrived almost immediately.”
Newport Daily News

October, 2015
‘THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION'
“Collectors, art dealers, and auctioneers from as far away as Shanghai and Prague joined locals to celebrate the museum’s anniversary. ‘I am grateful for the evening’s success,’ said Judy Goffman Cutler. ‘We want the collection to remain at Vernon Court for future generations to enjoy.’
Maine Antique Digest

August 28, 2015
‘STAR-STUDDED EVENING BENEFITS NEWPORT'S NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION'
“The highlight of the evening sale was Norman Rockwell’s “Portrait of President John F. Kennedy.’ It sold for $900,000 at a live auction before the 330 guests… John Falter’s baseball image “Game Not Called on Account of Darkness” hit $55,000.”
Antiques and the Arts Weekly

 August 25, 2015
‘NORMAN ROCKWELL: ARTIST OR ILLUSTRATOR?’
“Illustration is what Rockwell trained for. In my grandfather’s mind, fine arts painters will not accept limitations or restrictions – they are free to express him/herself but must work to please the client, art editor and the public. The illustrator’s work is ‘meant to be seen in mass reproduction,’ the fine artist’s ‘in the original.’”
Huffington Post

August 11, 2015
‘SOCIAL SNAPS: NEWPORT MUSEUM HONORS LAUER, LILLY, SZEP, RAISES $1.5 MILLION'
“The trio won American Civilization Awards for their contributions to popular American culture. ‘The careers of all three laureates parallel those of the Golden Age illustrators highlighted in the [museum]’s American Imagist Collection… linking the Gilded Age to the 21st Century.’”
Providence Journal

August, 2015
‘HONORING CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN CIVILIZATION, 15TH ANNUAL AWARDS PRESENTED BY NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION'
“The sophisticated evening, reaching out to the worlds of entertainment and literature, and having the Museum itself honored for its role in fostering a new level of regard for American illustration, made an important point: Illustration was once thought to be too much to the popular taste, and akin to films, to be considered a serious art form. No longer, thanks to the effects of the Museum founders.”
Newport Seen

July 27, 2015
'LAUER, LILLY, SZEP TO GET AWARDS AS NEWPORT MUSEUM MARKS 15TH ANNIVERSARY'
"Three will be honored with awards from the American Civilization Foundation: Matt Lauer of NBC's "Today" show; children's book author and film actress Evangeline Lilly; and Paul Szep, former Boston Globe editorial cartoonist and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes."
Providence Journal

July, 2015
‘CHAMPION TREE UPDATE'
“A recent big tree search brought us to Newport where we discovered three new champion trees on the magnificently manicured grounds of the National Museum of American Illustration.”
Root Tips

July, 2015
‘OUR AMERICAN HISTORY: VIEWING THE 'GOLDEN AGE' OF ILLUSTRATION'
“Interest in Golden Age illustrators, however, is alive. Attitudes changed within the last few years, especially since Rockwell’s Saying Grace, brought $46 million at auction. ‘But they should have looked at illustration long before, for the high quality of the painting and the stories they tell,’ Judy Cutler says.”
Harvard Magazine

July / August, 2015
‘CRYSTAL ANNIVERSARY: NMAI CELEBRATES 15 YEARS WITH GALA AND CATALOG OF NORMAN ROCKWELL AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES EXHIBITION'
“’Every place we go with illustration exhibitions, they are the hottest thing they’ve ever had,’ [Laurence Cutler] says of traveling exhibitions. ‘Everybody understands what they are looking at. They don’t need to speak the art language.’”
American Fine Art Magazine 

June 12, 2015
‘NORMAN ROCKWELL'S JFK PORTRAIT TO LEAD AUCTION AT NMAI GALA'
“’John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy in 1963 just one mile from the NMAI, and summered here during his presidency at Hammersmith Farm, or the ‘Summer White House.’ It seems appropriate for this heartfelt portrait of America’s Camelot to be sold for the benefit of the NMAI…”
Antiques and the Arts Weekly

June 3, 2015
‘ILLUSTRATING THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE’
“’There’s so much terrible stuff in the world not,’ [Laurence Cutler] said. ‘We thought what we should do is gift the [Norman Rockwell’s America] book to heads of states. It just might change the way they look at our country.’”
Newport Daily News

2014

July/August, 2014
‘NORMAN ROCKWELL AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES’
“’These illustrators reflected and molded American society by depicting universal themes that are still held dear today… This exhibition also highlights those illustrators who came before Rockwell, influencing his, and many others careers.’”
American Fine Art Magazine

June 12, 2014
‘A RICH ERA OF ILLUSTRATION: EXHIBIT HONORS RICH ERA OF ILLUSTRATION'
“’As great as they were, artists like Wyeth and Rockwell didn’t create in a vacuum,’ says museum co-founder Judy Goffman Cutler. ‘There were older illustrators like Leyendecker and Pyle who they admired and learned from. And there were younger artists who learned from them.’”
The Providence Journal

June 3, 2014
‘NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION OPENS 'NORMAN ROCKWELL AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES'
“Norman Rockwell and his Contemporaries is a thematic exploration of artworks by Rockwell and his peers: those who were influenced by Rockwell and those who influenced the master himself.”
Art Fix Daily.com

June 1, 2014
‘NEWPORT'S SECRET NORMAN ROCKWELLS’
“Perched behind a row of tall bushes, barely visible from famed Bellevue Avenue, is a breathtaking piece of architecture housing a fantastic collection of art – The National Museum of American Illustration at Vernon Court.”
The Daily Beast

May 24 2014
‘ILLUSTRIOUS ILLUSTRATORS: 'NORMAN ROCKWELL AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES' OPENS AT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION'
“’I thought it would be interesting to exhibit the artists in this way, in the context of what was happening in American in different time periods,’ Cutler said. ‘People are familiar with Rockwell and can get introduced to the other artists.’”
Newport Daily News

October 7, 2014
‘BIG OLD HOUSES: TABLE SETTING 101’
"Most museums in fine old houses either carelessly destroy original interior architecture or obscure it with bland plasterboard walls. The Cutlers have done just the opposite, handing their collection on beautifully restored walls.”
New York Social Diary

2013

June 2, 2013
‘5 QUESTIONS: MARY JANE BEGIN'
“’My Little Pony: Under the Sparkling Sea,’ is a collaboration between Hasbro, Little Brown and Begin, who wrote and illustrated the book. She will be exhibition original paintings from the “My Little Pony: Under the Sparkling Sea” at the National Museum of American Illustration.”
The Providence Journal

May 25, 2013
'ART OF ILLUSTRATION: ART FORM IS NO LONGER TAKEN LIGHTLY, GAINS CELEBRITY FOLLOWING'
"'Many early advocates of American illustration art were movie directors,' Goffman Cutler said. 'They were all early to recognize the parallels between American illustration and film in reflecting our culture and the human condition while telling a story within a particular aesthetic framework.'"
The Newport Daily News

2012

June 22, 2012
'MAXFIELD PARRISH: THE RETROSPECTIVE'
"Jewel-like and romantic, the work of Maxfield Parrish is the subject of a long-awaited retrospective exhibition at the National Museum of American Illustration."
Antiques and the Arts Weekly

May 29, 2012
'MAXFIELD PARRISH: THE RETROSPECTIVE' AT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION
"The National Museum of American Illustration (NMAI) is hosting...a "milestone" exhibition this summer. "Maxfield Parrish: The Retrospective," will be on display through September 2."
Antiques And The Arts Weekly

May 26, 2012
MAXFIELD PARRISH: THE RETROSPECTIVE OPENS AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION
"The National Museum of American Illustration announces a milestone exhibition for the 2012 Summer Season — Maxfield Parrish: The Retrospective — debuting Friday, May 25, and on display through September 2, 2012."
artdaily.org

2011

December, 2011
ROCKWELL OF AGES
"The best exhibition held in London in 2011 was at the Dulwich Picture Gallery and featured the works of Norman Rockwell....for those who missed it, the splendid catalogue, Norman Rockwell's America...In England, by Judy Goffman Cutler and Laurence S. Cutler, is an excellent substitute and will make a welcome Christmas present."
The American Spectator

June 3, 2011
NORMAN ROCKWELL COMES TO NEWPORT FOR SUMMER SEASON
"The exhibition...includes more than 50 original works by Rockwell and gives viewer's the unique opportunity to view his oeuvre alongside his mentors and peers from the Golden Age of American Illustration."
Antiques And The Arts Weekly

May 29, 2011
ART OF THE ILLUSTRATOR IN A PROPER GRAND SETTING
"Imagine a beautiful formal gift box which, when you open it, turns out to be filled with wonderful toys. That's the best way I can describe the National Museum of American Illustration..."
Boston Sunday Globe

May 26, 2011
ILLUSTRATION MUSEUM EXHIBITS 'NORMAN ROCKWELL'S AMERICA'
"It gives visitors a unique opportunity to view work by Rockwell, America's best-known 20th century illustrator, alongside those by his mentors, contemporaries and competitors."
Newport Daily News

May 22, 2011
POPULAR ROCKWELL SHOW RETURNING TO NEWPORT
"The show shattered attendance records at the Dulwich... England's oldest public art gallery."
Providence Journal

April 29, 2011
NORMAN ROCKWELL'S AMERICA...IN NEWPORT'
"The Telegraph described Rockwell's illustrations as 'pure genius.' After the show's installation and opening, Ian Dejardin, director of Dulwich Picture Gallery, remarked 'I am struck by just how excellent the show is - elegant in conception and perfect in balance and scale.'"
Antique and the Arts Weekly

January 21, 2011
EXHIBITIONS: ROCKWELL'S AMERICANA ART ON SHOW IN LONDON
"The works on show in London, loaned from the National Museum of American Illustration and private collectors, also reflect the fact that he lived through some of the country's greatest political, social and cultural changes."
CNBC

January 5, 2011
ILLUSTRATING EXAMPLES
"A London show of Norman Rockwell's work confirms him as a giant of American art..."
The London Times


January 1, 2011
AMERICAN DREAMWEAVER
"In these Postmodern times, when the distinction between academic art and popular culture has more or less been dissolved, Rockwell has come into his own, as Dulwich Picture Gallery's exhibition dedicated to this artist, confirms."
House & Garden

2010

December 27, 2010
AUDIO INTERVIEW
BBC Radio

December 24, 2010
THE ILLUSTRATIONS OF NORMAN ROCKWELL'S 20TH CENTURY AMERICA AT DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY
"The rising cover illustrator’s singular, folksy style told stories of everyday life during key moments in history including both World Wars. Rockwell’s work required no explanation..."
Culture24

December 21, 2010
TOUR THE NORMAN ROCKWELL EXHIBITION AT THE DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY
"Alastair Sooke explores an exhibition of paintings and magazine covers by the 20th-century American painter and illustrator Norman Rockwell."
The Telegraph

December 19, 2010
THE CRITICAL LIST
"Rockwell's illustrations of daily life in America are technically dazzling and cleaverly put together."
The Sunday Times

December 16, 2010
NORMAN ROCKWELL'S AMERICA, DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY
by Fisun Güner
"Norman Rockwell’s America. What did it look like? At the height of Rockwell’s incredible fame as an illustrator, you might say it looked a lot like a movie still...."
the arts desk

December 15, 2010
LEGENDARY US ARTIST'S DEBUT UK SHOW
"As one of America's best-loved artists, Norman Rockwell's paintings and illustrations are unmistakable..."
Mercury

December 15-21, 2010
TIME FLIES IN OUR FACE
by Michael Paraskos
"Rockwell is still on and would be a real treat for a Christmas outing."
The Epoch Times

December 15, 2010
FIRST EVER EXHIBITION OF NORMAN ROCKWELL'S ORIGINAL WORKS ON VIEW AT THE DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY
"Norman Rockwell was America’s best known and best-loved illustrator for over six decades of the 20th century. Astonishingly prolific, he is best-known for the 322 covers he created for the Saturday Evening Post..."
artdaily.org

December 13, 2010
NORMAN ROCKWELL'S VISION OF AMERICA AT DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY
by Richard Moss
"...looking at the paintings on display in Dulwich Picture Gallery’s fine retrospective - the first in this country to show [Rockwell's] original works – it’s hard to argue against the enduring quality of his version of small town USA."
Culture24

December 10, 2010
ROCK(WELL) OF ALL AGES
by Paul Prowse
"It’s no exaggeration to say that Rockwell's art embodied America itself..."
South London Press

December 4, 2010
AT A NORMAN ROCKWELL SALE, IT'S STILL COOL TO BE SQUARE
by Katherine Bindley
"Norman Rockwell's America still has its fans—both at home and overseas. His first major British exhibition will open Dec. 15 at London's Dulwich Picture Gallery..."
The Wall Street Journal

December 2, 2010
NORMAN ROCKWELL: LOST AMERICA CAPTURED IN KITSCH
by Mark Hudson
"...a new show reveals that [Rockwell's] own life was not at all the apple-pie idyll he painted."
The Telegraph

December 1, 2010
ROCKWELL LISTING
by Emma Crichton-Miller
"Dulwich Picture Gallery is hosting the first-ever British exhibition of the works of Norman Rockwell..."
Diplomat

December 1, 2010
PROSPECT RECOMMENDS
"It is hard to think of a better-loved illustrator of American life, and yet it is only recently that the critically hardheaded have begun to acknowledge the truthfulness in the sweetness of Rockwell's creations..."
Prospect

December 2010
TEN THINGS TO DO IN...DECEMBER
"Norman Rockwell was one of America's favourite illustrators for over 60 years..."
BBC History Magazine

Winter 2010
AMERICAN EYE
by Abby Cronin
"Abby Cronin explores the life and work of Norman Rockwell and discovers a visual documentary of 20th-century America."
Illustration

September / October 2010
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION 10TH ANNIVERSARY
"Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Wolfe and the National Arts Club received American Civilization Awards at the National Museum of American Illustration's 10th anniversary celebration..."
Newport Life Magazine

August 9, 2010
NATION'S ILLUSTRATION MUSEUM CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY
"The evening began with viewing the landmark exhibition, Norman Rockwell and His Mentor: J.C. Leyendecker, a scholarly presentation delving into the amazing influence of Leyendecker on Rockwell’s oeuvre."
artdaily.org

August 5, 2010
ILLUSTRATION CELEBRATION
"Author Tom Wolfe, entertainer Whoopi Goldberg and F. Lee Bailey were among the 350 guests at a gala held in Vernon Court..."
Ocean State Independent

August 4, 2010
WHOOPI GOLDBERG, TOM WOLFE HONORED AT VERNON COURT
"Whoopi expressed her personal interest in, and love of, illustration art. She said the NMAI has delved into the scholarly aspects of illustration in ways never looked at before."
Newport this week

August 3, 2010
NATIONAL MUSUEM OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION HONORS TOM WOLFE, WHOOPI GOLDBERG
by Independent Media Source
"Speaking on the issue of contemporary art, Wolfe said, 'I think it’s reached the end of the line. The illustrators are becoming the icons of American art... Norman Rockwell is the Picasso of the 21st century.'"
Auction Central News

July 30, 2010
ILLUSTRATION CELEBRATION
by Sean Flynn
"National Museum of American Illustration turns 10 with a star-studded birthday party."
Newport Daily News


May 28, 2010
A CULTURAL TREASURE'S 10TH
"With ingenuity, persistence and humor, they have created an important international cultural institution in our midst..."
The Providence Journal

2009

December 2009
COLLECTION 2009
by Janine Weisman
"'This is in the right era. [Sugaring Off] will be surrounded by other notable contemporaries of Mead Schaeffer,' said Goffman Cutler, who picked the painting as her favorite gift of 2009."
Mercury

November 2009
NORMAN ROCKWELL'S AMERICAN DREAM
"Judging by the popularity of two traveling retrospectives, and plans for a third exhibition in 2010, America is re-discovering one of its most underappreciated and misunderstood artists: Norman Rockwell."
Vanity Fair

October 14, 2009
BIG PLANS AT VERNON COURT
by Ted Hayes
"Possible acquisition of iconic mural could spur addition at illustration museum."
Newport this week

Fall 2009
NORMAN ROCKWELL, AMERICAN IMAGIST
"Norman Rockwell was the greatest American illustrator-storyteller. He created images that defined America and Americans, in this country and abroad."
Antique & Fine Art

July 10th, 2009
‘AMERICAN IMAGIST’ IS RHODE ISLAND’S FIRST NORMAN ROCKWELL SHOW
"The National Museum of American Illustration is hosting "Norman Rockwell: American Imagist," open to the public through August 30. This is the first Norman Rockwell exhibition ever to be shown in Rhode Island..."
Antique & the Arts Weekly

July 2009
A STORIED CAREER
by Lisa Utman Randall
"Norman Rockwell was a master at bringing both humor and poigancy to everyday images of American people in everyday settings."
Mercury

June 15, 2009
AMERICAN ART HAS A HAVEN IN NEWPORT
"Among the rare gems that can be found in Newport is the National Museum of American Illustration."
Newport Daily News

June 11, 2009
AMERICA ON CANVAS
by Bill Van Siclen
"Two museums host American experience through artists' eyes."
The Providence Journal

June 10, 2009
NEW EXHIBIT TRACES ARC OF NORMAN ROCKWELL'S CAREER
"The Newport exhibit coincides with a growing critical appreciation for Rockwell and for the American illustration genre..."
Associated Press

June 2009
FEELING NOSTALGIC? ROCKWELL’S TIMELESS WORKS ON DISPLAY
by Sean Flynn
"The first show of the Rockwell exhibition [Norman Rockwell: American Imagist] was last fall at the Naples Museumof Art in Naples, Fla., where it broke all the museum’s attendance records..."
Newport Daily News


December 28, 2009
SIGNS AND PORTENTS
by Steven Heller
"Despite the fame during his lifetime, Leyendecker has never received the kind of acclaim bestowed on Norman Rockwell..."
The New York Times

2008

December 28, 2008
SUCH A 'MANLY MAN'
by Carolyn Kellogg
"The lavishly illustrated "J.C. Leyendecker: American Imagist" aims to restore the lesser-known Leyendecker to an appropriate place in the pantheon of American artists."
Los Angeles Times

2007

NATIONAL MUSUEM OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION
"The National Museum of American Illustration (NMAI), founded in 1998, is one of the first museums to be devoted exclusively to American illustration artwork..."
Wikipedia

2006

July 14, 2006
MAXFIELD PARRISH'S MASTERPIECE 'DAYBREAK' AT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION
"Maxfield Parrish's record-setting masterpiece, Daybreak, is on loan to the National Museum of American Illustration..."
Antique & the Arts Weekly

July 14, 2006
EXHIBITION EXCHANGE SIGNED BETWEEN NMAI AND SHANGHAI ART MUSEUM
"On the eve of its sixth anniversary (July 4) the National Museum of American Illustration has announced that the museum has entered into a cooperative agreement with the Shanghai Art Museum..."
Antique & the Arts Weekly

July 6, 2006
PUBLIC GETS ONE LAST LOOK AT A PARRISH MASTERPIECE
by Bill Van Siclen
"Two months ago it sold for a record-setting $7.6 million. Now Daybreak, the famous Maxfield Parrish painting of two youths outlined against a background of lavender-hued mountains, is taking a victory lap, of sorts before disappearing into a private collection."
The Providence Journal

April 2006
ILLUSTRIOUS ACHIEVEMENTS
by Margie Goldsmith
"Judith Goffman Cutler and Laurence Cutler usher in a new "Golden Age" of American Illustration..."
Art & Antiques


February 2006
PICTURING THE PAGE: A LEGACY OF ARTIST ILLUSTRATORS
by Nancy Whipple Grinnell
"Picturing the Page: A Legacy of Artist Illustrators..."
American Art Review

2005

July/August 2005
PARRISH PARADISE
"With their recent coffee table book, Maxfield Parrish and the American Imagists, the Cutlers have made many of the gems of the collection available to a wider audience."
The Pennsylvania Gazette


June 5, 2005
SATURDAY 11
"Mansions and music festivals are Newport staples. Add the National Museum of American Illustration to this Rhode Island cupboard."
The Boston Globe

2004


February 2004
PAINTING AND ARCHITECTURE, THE PERFECT BLEND
by Florence H. Allen
"...this collection has preserved a time in America that no longer exists."
Cape Cod Prime Time

2003

September 2003
THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION: A NEW TREASURE IN NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND
"Long shunned by art museums for their mass-produced works, illustrators have earned a home of their own in one of Newport's most beautiful neighborhoods."
The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles

Summer 2003
AMERICAN ICONS IN NEWPORT
"As a nation that uses images to create and reflect itself, where better to unravel our character than at Newport Rhode Island's National Museum of American Illustration?"
Antique & Fine Art

March 2003
NATIONAL MUSUEM OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION
"Remember those classic Saturday Evening Post Norman Rockwell covers? Or artwork that used to accompany old ads in magazines like Collier's? So do Laurence and Judy Cutler..."
Rhode Island Monthly

February 6, 2003
LOVE IN NEWPORT AND AROUND THE WORLD
"More about Valentine's Day than you really need to know."
Newport Daily News


January 16, 2003
HUGE SPRINKLING OF VISUAL PIXIE DUST
"Now, the best and biggest of Parrish's murals has been reassembled at the National Museum of American Illustration on Bellevue Avenue in Newport [RI]"
Providence Journal

2002

December 10, 2002
BELLEVUE AVE. MUSEUM WINS GOLDEN WEB AWARD
"The www.americanillustration.org Web Site had previously recieved acclaim from Web designers and award programs in England, Italy, France, Venezuela, Brazil, Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt, Israel, Russia, China and New Zealand."
Newport This Week

November 7, 2002
ANOTHER NATIONAL TREASURE ON BELLEVUE AVENUE
by Mary Lou Daly
"One of Newport's best kept secrets was opened to the public last weekend, providing visitors with an extraordinary artistic display."
Newport This Week

November 1, 2002
HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANTIQUE AUCTION
"Friday night Dolly Briggs was a co-chair of the Historical Society's Artisan's & Antiques Fair Preview Party & Auction at the Great Friends Meeting House where great friends turned out to bid on items donated by local companies..."
Antique and the Arts Weekly

October 31, 2002
MUSEUM TO OPEN TO PUBLIC
by Janine Weisman
"Applause greeted a unanimous decision by the city's Zoning Board of Review Monday night to allow the National Museum of American Illustration to put up a sign on the wall along Bellevue Avenue."
The Newport Daily News

July 9, 2002
SERIES OF MURALS TO BE DISPLAYED AT MUSEUM
"Now the museum has Parrish's largest work - one of the panels measure 15 feet wide and 10 1/2 feet high - and his smallest, a landscape entitled "The Tallwood Pearl" Parrish painted in 1915 on a 1 1/2 inch diameter mother-of-pearl button..."
The Newport Daily News

July 1, 2002
A MUSEUM OF ONE'S OWN
by Susan Frith
"It took a year and a half, after all, for the retired architect and his wife, art collector Judy Goffman Cutler CW’63 GEd’64, to get permits to convert Vernon Court, a Gilded Age mansion they bought and restored, into a museum ...."
The Pennsylvania Gazette

May 23, 2002
BATTLE OF THE SIGNS
"There is something quintessentially Newport about a new dispute involving the National Museum of American Illustration - rich people, mansions, aesthetics, tourists and confusing directions."
The Providence Journal


April, 2002
A ROCKWELL REVIVAL
by Alasdair Nichol
"Given that Rockwell has performed the posthumous feat of being both a piblic favoriate and critical darling, where does that leave the market for his work? Well, as you have probably guessed it he is something of a "hot" commodity."
Antiques Roadshow Insider

2001

December 27, 2001
GIFTS ENRICH CITY INSTITUTIONS
by Janine L. Weisman
"With little or no budget for acquisitions, Newport's museums depend upon the generosity of philanthropists to strengthen their collections."
The Newport Daily News

September 20, 2001
A NEW EXHIBIT OF ITEMS FROM 13 MUSEUMS...
by Bill van Siclen
"The Smithsonian Institution in Washingtion, D.C., likes to bill itself as 'America's attic.' In the same spirit, Newport might want to start calling itself 'America's fancy front parlor'."
The Providence Journal

Fall, 2001
FOR THE LOVE OF ART
by Richard Needham
"...the outpouring of support by individuals from The National Arts Club, The Society of Illustrators, the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Institution's Arthur M. Sackeler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art, the Rhode Island School of Design, the Newport City Council and Newport's mayor, the Cutlers earned their victory in court."
New England Travel & Life

August 9, 2001
VERNON COURT'S ILLUSTRATIVE ART SPEAKS VOLUMES
by Heather MacWilliams
"Laurence and Judy Cutler describe their home as a beaux arts adaptaion of a 17th century chateau and enlighten about 30 attendees on the architecture of their home and its uncanny ability to frame their extensive art collection..."
Newport This Week

July 27, 2001
OUR BENEVOLENCE AND PHILANTHROPY
by Laurence S. Cutler
"The mission of the National Museum of American Illustration, at Vernon Court, is to share "the most American of American art" with the public and to preserve it in perpetuity."
The Providence Journal

July 8, 2001
MADE IN THE USA
by Sandi Kahn Shelton
"Nestled among the mansions, Judy and Laurence Cutler, two natives of New Haven, have founded a one-of-a-kind museum honoring American illustrators."
New Haven Register

July 5, 2001
QUIET GROWTH OF MUSEUM SATISFIES FORMER OPPONENT
by Lisa Lipman
"Even though town officials once voted it down, they say the museum is doing good things for the city."
The Providence Journal

June 21, 2001
NO SINGLE GROUP SHOULD OWN THE PHRASE 'NEWPORT MANSIONS'
by Laurence S. Cutler
"The Preservation Society of Newport County has effectively changed its name to Newport Mansions, and almost no one has even noticed."
The Newport Daily News

June 2, 2001
THE ILLUSTRATED MANSION
by Suzanne C. Ryan
" 'These aren't just paintings to look at,' Laurence Cutler explains, as he begins a tour. 'This is American history visually portrayed.' "
Boston Globe


March, 2001
ART & SOUL
by Ann M. Moan
"...with backing from notables such as Whoopi Goldberg and Matt Lauer, the National Museum of American Illusration is finally up and running strong in Vernon Court, a turn-of-the-century mansion on Bellevue Avenue."
Rhode Island Monthly

2000

October 11, 2000
BIT OF CAMELOT BRINGS IN BIT OF CASH
by Bryan Rourke
"Hammersmith Farm, known as the summer White House while Kennedy was president and a popular Newport attraction since it was opened to the public in 1978, closed its doors to tourists last November to become a private residence again."
The Providence Journal

September 21, 2000
FINETUNNING THE PICTURE
by Bill van Siclen
"Drawing attention to a new museum…"
The Providence Journal

September 11, 2000
ILLUSTRATIONS SHOWCASED IN MUSEUM
by Anne Kumar
"Vernon Court on Bellevue Avenue proves to be an ideal setting for the American Imagist Collect."
The Newport Daily News

August 25, 2000
ILLUSTRATION IN NEWPORT
"The Cutlers present a world-class collection of work by Norman Rockwell, Maxfield Parrish, N.C.Wyeth, Frederick Remington and other giants. Indeed, the museum, apparently the greatest repository of classic American illustration, will quickly become a mecca for those wanting to see the creations of srtists who demonstrated that commercial and high-aesthetic impulses can work together for art."
The Providence Journal

July 4, 2000
MIDSUMMER NIGHTS
by G Wayne Miller
"In Newport only a few months, the Cutlers are causing a bit of a stir. They have bought Vernon Court, one of the grand old Bellevue Avenue mansions, and they are refurbishing it with the intention of opening a museum for their extensive collection of art by famous American illustrators..."
The Providence Journal

May 6, 2000
COURT OPENS DOOR FOR CUTLER'S MUSEUM
by Joe Baker
"Laurence and Judy Cutler can open an art museum at their Bellevue Avenue home and unveil their vast collection of works by Norman Rockwell, Maxfield Parrish and others to the public, a Superior Court judge ruled Friday."
The Newport Daily News

April 18, 2000
MUSEUM PLAN ATTRACTS NOTABLE SUPPORTERS
by Robert L. Smith
"The Bellevue Avenue couple who want to open an illustration museum in their home say its advisory board will include high-profile people such as Whoopi Goldberg, Matt Lauer and several directors from the art world."
The Providence Journal

March 24, 2000
LAURENCE AND JUDY CUTLER PRESENT AT THE NATIONAL ARTS CLUB
"Laurence and Judy Cutler present their extraordinary tripartite project including The National Museum of American Illustration, The Louis I Kahn Memorial Arch and the Frederick Law Olmsted Park."
The National Arts Club

March 1, 2000
VERNON COURT OWNERS TRY THREE-PRONGED STRATEGY
by Janine Landry
"Laurence and Judy Cutler have launched a three-pronged attack in hopes of realizing their dream to open their collection of more than 2,000 American paintings to the public."
The Newport Daily News

February 28, 2000
MUSEUM MERITS COMPLETE SUPPORT
by Stephan Brigidi
"Laurence and Judy Cutler have chosen Newport as the home for this important collection, in spite of being courted by many communities including New York City. Let us as a Rhode Island community act gratefully by supporting and embracing the Cutler's gift to us."
The Newport Daily News

January 13, 2000
VERNON COURT OWNER STATES HIS CASE
by Laurence S. Cutler, AIA RIBA
"...disinformation bandied about by the few objectors and their lawyers has intentionally confused facts. This is written to clarify some items..."
Newport This Week

January 12, 2000
PANEL OKS ARCH, PARK
by Phil Sweeney
"Newport's Historic District Commission approves a memorial park on Bellevue Avenue planned as a tribute to two famed architects, despite protests from neighbors."
The Newport Daily News


January 6, 2000
MUSEUMS ON BELLEVUE AS A MATTER OF RIGHT?
by Bob Ottaviano
"A pair of resolutions introduced by returning Council members would make it easier to open museums on Bellevue Avenue..."
Newport This Week

1999

December 28, 1999
OPEN THIS MUSEUM
"Newport has the opportunity to help develop a new institution - a museum of illustration - that could attract national attention and draw new sorts of visitors."
The Providence Journal

December 1999
AN ILLUSTRATION MUSEUM DEBUTS IN RHODE ISLAND
"American illustration and the determinedly French Vernon Court may also seem an odd combination, but ... Both flourished during the early decades of the century, when, in an age before television, everybody from the Vanderbilts to the scullery maid at The Breakers avidly perused the illustrations in The Century, Harper's Weekly and Scribner."
Architectural Digest

November, 1999
THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION
"There is a new museum, the National Museum of American Illustration in Newport, Rhode Island, and its architecture, garden, state-of-the-art restoration, and paintings are dazzling."
Maine Antique Digest

September 2, 1999
ART MUSEUM IDEA DESERVES SECOND CHANCE
"Cities all over the world would gladly compete to house the museum proposed by the Cutlers. We are fortunate that they have settled here."
The Newport Daily News

August 12, 1999
COUPLE WANTS TO BUILD PARK, ARCH AT SITE OF FORMER STONEGATE ESTATE
by Janine Landry
"The combination of the park and arch would comprise the first memorials in the nation to a landscape architect and architect."
The Newport Daily News

August 1, 1999
ILLUSTRIOUS FIX-UP – THE COUPLE WHO LOOKED AT A DERELICT MANSION AND SAW A MUSEUM
by Channing Gray
"Laurence and Judy Cutler had just one requirement when they went looking for a new house – room enough to hang their art collection."
The Providence Journal