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“Great exhibits, free”

Society of Illustrators
Ranked #275 of 1,080 things to do in New York City
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Owner description: The mission of this museum is to promote and stimulate interest in the art of illustration by showcasing more than 1,500 works by such luminaries as Norman Rockwell, N.C. Wyeth, Rockwell Kent, Bernie Fuchs and Brad Holland.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great exhibits, free”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2013

I actually went for the first time for the reception for the opening of their summer 2013 Maurice Sendak exhibit, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Where the Wild Things Are. Technically it's free, but I would give a donation. The Maurice Sendak exhibit is fun and impressive, and the others are just as interesting. They frequently hold free events for the public, so it's worth checking out their website calendar. Also, great gift shop.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank Rebecca F
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Stamford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“It deserves your support!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2013

This small museum of illustration and comics art has amazing exhibits and is a delightful place to spend a quiet afternoon enjoying the excellent work of talented artists. Check out their website for which exhibits are on view: http://www.societyillustrators.org/about-the-society/location-and-hours.aspx

Visited January 2013
2 Thank Cayo H
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Free and worth a look”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2013

We went looking for the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art on Broadway only to find it had moved and been absorbed into the Society of Illustrators.

Entry is free with a donation box but no pressure at all to donate. There is a small gift shop and three floors of (relatively small) galleries of older and contemporary illustrations as well as a small cinema room showing animated shorts.

It was well worth a look and passed an hour or so quite happily.

Visited January 2013
1 Thank keenbaker
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great Animations/Illustrations”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

Not a very well publicized museum but is a great space to spend up to an hour in. There was a fantastic illustration/animation exhibition featuring the extensive process of creating the artwork for films such as Ice Age etc. which was very interesting. Best of all the museum was completely free!

It is quite a small and unassuming building on the Upper East side but is definitely worth a visit.

Visited April 2012
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Logan, Utah
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161 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great illustrations, and free admission”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

We spent a couple of hours recently in the Society of Illustrators in NYC. Wow, it was great. My wife is an artist, so I tagged along, but I really enjoyed the experience. The artwork was fantastic. So creative and well done. On the second floor, they have a exhibit of older classic illustrations that were just incredible. For people that like art, and in particular, illustration, this is a great place to spend a couple of hours. And it was free!!!

Visited January 2012
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