My 12 year old son and I visited the National Museum of American Illustration when we were in Newport. The tour was incredible because we were fortunate enough to have the owners, Mr. and Mrs. Cutler, give us a private tour. We stumbled upon this opportunity when booking our tickets over the phone. During the tour, we learned so much about the illustrations, artists and the history of America during the time periods. The art is breath taking and the museum is stunning. There is so much to see I felt I just needed to sit down and take it all in slowly. Their passion for the art and all of the history shows in how the art is even placed by themes throughout the museum. For example, they had an Independence Day theme going on in the entrance room. In another room there is a baseball theme. It is fascinating to say the least. The Rockwell, Parrish, Wyeth, Leyendeckers originals are remarkable and the John Rogers sculptures are gorgeous. It is unbelievable how much the collection holds! We will go again when we return to Newport and I am sure we will see things on the second visit that we did not see on the first. Well worth the time and money to go to this museum. It is a one of a kind experience!
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