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Society of Illustrators

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An unknown gem; well worth a visit

This is a gallery that is small and quirky, but well worth visiting. Seeing original comic book... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2018
Maryann L
Swanzey, New Hampshire
A New York City gem

We went for the first time to see an exhibit of George Booth's cartoons. His cartoons appear in New... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2017
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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.
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128 E 63rd St, New York City, NY 10065-7392
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Reviewed 20 July 2018

This is a gallery that is small and quirky, but well worth visiting. Seeing original comic book art, both from decades ago and also brand new artists, as well as some great permanent collection, is well worth a visit. Don't expect it to be on...More

Thank Maryann L
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Ooh boy .. Unfortunately, very disappointed with this museum. Can not understand the high ratings by other reviewers. I love the rich history of graphic illustrations used in the 19th and 20th centuries from product packaging and magazines, to comics, anime and movies. However, this...More

1  Thank A T
Reviewed 20 April 2018

Three years ago they had some great works from the Golden Age of Illustration from Dean Cornwell and the likes. So i really looked forward to revisit this museum while in New York. Bu most of it was not on the walls anymore and there...More

1  Thank michielj645
Reviewed 11 April 2018

The museum advertises FREE entry on Tuesdays 5-8pm, while it actually is not available for visiting, as every Tuesday they have events on the first and third floors - so no access there. Second floor is a tiny corridor leading to toilets - not much...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2017

We went for the first time to see an exhibit of George Booth's cartoons. His cartoons appear in New Yorker magazine. While there we also saw a magnificent exhibit of illustrations for children's books. On the 3rd floor we saw a wonderful exhibit of food...More

1  Thank NealNYC
Reviewed 23 September 2017

I love painting and drawing at more-traditional art museums. But somehow the illustrations here made me look closely and take my time. There was so much detail in almost all of them. I loved looking at different drawings side by side. For instance, along the...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

If you love illustration, this is the place to go. The building at 63rd and Lexington has a lovely space on the top floor for drinks or coffee. Unfortunately, no food is served. Check out what exhibit is showing before you go. I saw a...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2017

This is a quaint gallery on the Upper East Side and worth a visit if you have any interest in illustrators. They had two great exhibitions when we visited: "Will Eisner: The Centennial Celebration" and "V for Vendetta." My son who is a budding illustrator/graphic...More

1  Thank Michael g
Reviewed 3 March 2017

If you have ever enjoyed a good story told in comic book style and have noticed that in recent years there are books known as Graphic Novels then you are aware of the trend led by Will Eisner. The Spirit newspaper comic strip from the...More

1  Thank BRIAN B
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

What a great place to visit. It's a little hidden hidden gem that not everybody knows about but should. I spent a couple of hours wandering the different levels of the building and wasn't disappointed in one thing. There is such a wide variety of...More

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the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Response from Enidstephenson | Reviewed this property |
It's sort of how long is a piece of string. All depends on the exhibition and whether you find it fascinating or not. That said the restaurant is a delight and I'd reckon a couple of hours.