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The National Museum of American Illustration (NMAI), founded in 1998, is the first national museum to be devoted exclusively to American illustration artwork. The NMAI is located on Newport, Rhode Island's historic Bellevue Avenue in the mansion Vernon Court, designed by the noted Gilded Age architecture firm Carrère and Hastings. The museum's collection contains over 2,000 original works by noted American illustrators such as Norman Rockwell, Maxfield Parrish, J. C. Leyendecker, N. C. Wyeth, and others.[1][2]
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review by . June 22, 2011
A hidden gem in the City by the Sea.
Every so often you stumble onto something that just blows you away and you feel compelled to tell the whole world about it. This was indeed the case this past weekend when my wife and I had an opportunity to visit The National Museum of American Illustration in Newport, R.I.  The museum is a relatively new attraction in Newport having been founded by Lawrence and Judy Cutler back in 1998. We had never even heard of it but trust me this is a place we definitely intend to visit again. The National …
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