Museum of American Illustration
128 East 63rd Street 
New York, NY 10021 
(212) 838-2560

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The Society of Illustrators dates back to 1901, when it was supported by many prominent illustrators and celebrities such as Howard Pyle, Maxfield Parish, Frederick Remington, Mark Twain, and Gloria Swanson. The Society's rich history includes service to the United States, particularly to the armed forces branches during the efforts of both world wars. This service continues today with members documenting the activities of the Air Force.  

The Society's Mission Statement is to promote and stimulate interest in the art of illustration, past, present and future, and to give impetus generally toward high ideals in the art by means of exhibitions, lectures, educational programs, social intercourse, and in such other ways as may seem advisable.  Through programs such as scholarship funds, lectures, sketch classes, and annual exhibitions and recognition of the greats in illustration, the Society has proven time and again its commitment to support the field of illustration, past, present, and future.  

The Museum of American Illustration is a showcase of approximately 1,500 works of art by such legends as Norman Rockwell, N.C. Wyeth, Rockwell Kent, Bob Peak, Bernie Fuchs, and Brad Holland. Throughout the year individuals, families and groups can enjoy an exhibition schedule that features a variety of exhibitions; contemporary, historical, one-man, group, annual Student Scholarship and Government Service Shows.  A calendar is available for the asking, or on-line at the Society's website. 

The Annual Exhibition, on display for eight weeks, is a comprehensive retrospective of the best of the preceding year's illustration. 

Students will find numerous volumes relevant to the art of illustration in the Norman Price Library, while the Society's archives house unique biographical and historical material.

Hours: Open Tuesday thru Friday, 10am - 5pm (8pm Tuesdays) Saturday 12 - 4pm. 
Adults $10.00
Seniors (65+) $5.00
Students (full-time undergraduate and below with ID) $5.00
Children 12 and under FREE
Admission is FREE for all on Tuesdays from 5 - 8pm
Groups (10 or more):
Adults $5.00
Students $2.00
Group Reservations: At least 1 week in advance. 
Lunch: Local restaurants.
Handicapped Access: Partial accessibility, call for details.
Directions: 63rd St., between Park and Lexington Aves. 

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