Published: June 13, 2006
The National Museum of American Illustration announces its sixth anniversary celebration, July 1-2. During this event, the museum will be open both days from 10 am to 3 pm for self-guided tours and on view these two days only will be a special selection of patriotic images from the collection archives.
The museum first opened to the public on July 4, 2000. “We selected July 4, 2000, as the opening date of the museum, choosing, as an institution devoted to American art, to align the birth of the museum with the birth of our nation, and the birth of a new millennium,” said Laurence Cutler, museum chairman. “To celebrate the museum’s anniversary this year, we are pleased to feature a selection of patriotic images not usually on display.” Works by Norman Rockwell, J.C. Leyendecker, James R. Shaver, Howard Chandler Christy, among others, will be included.
“Sixth Anniversary Celebration” will offer visitors the opportunity to view the museum at their own pace. The museum is open year-round for guided tours by reservation only. Tickets will be available at the door; $25 adults, $22 seniors 60+ or military with ID, children 12 and under are not admitted.
The museum is at 492 Bellevue Avenue. For information, www.americanillustration.org or 401-851-8949, extension 18.
5 Church Hill Road / Newtown, CT 06470
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