Celebrate the best works in American illustration by visiting one of the nicest museums in Newport RI.
The National Museum of American Illustration, also known as NMAI, first opened its doors in 1998. The Newport museum was founded by Laurence S. Cutler and Judy Goffman Gutler as both had extensive art collections that feature the ?golden age? of American Illustration.
The collection is housed in Vernon Court, which is an interpretation of a French Chateau built in the 1700?s and designed by the famed firm of Carr?re & Hastings. The Newport RI museum is surrounded by three acres of grounds, which are inspired from the gardens that Henry VIII had commissioned for his Queen, Anne Boleyn, who he later had beheaded. The museum?s garden is called Stoneacre and was designed by no other than Frederick Law Olmsted, the first landscape architect of the country.
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