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Society of Illustrators

Closed Now: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Interesting small museum

We stopped in to see the exhibits of illustrations from children's books, which were quite... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Springfield, Virginia
Loved this little museum

As a New Yorker magazine fan, I went to see the George Booth exhibit. I ended up getting lost in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
New York City, New York
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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 2 weeks ago

We stopped in to see the exhibits of illustrations from children's books, which were quite entertaining. It's definitely a small museum, so it doesn't take long to see everything, including the short film with Maurice Sendak. We also really enjoyed the cafe on one of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a New Yorker magazine fan, I went to see the George Booth exhibit. I ended up getting lost in the beauty and memory inducing illustrations. I will definitely return. My teens enjoyed it as well.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed January 7, 2019

Went for a halloween movie screening night with free popcorns. The place was packed! had a glass of wine, popcorns, met lots of new people, and watched an old scary movie. Had a great time.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

I, like many others have passed this many times and never knew what it was Located in a carriage house between Lexington Ave and Park Ave is the Museum of Illustration and The 128 Bar and Bistro in the Society of Illustrators building The first...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

Don't know if it was the day I went, but it was kind of disappointing... Very few pieces, not many varieties of artworks... Too much from the same. Maybe that's the reason why there was almost no one there, which ironically would be a good...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank UnycNie
Reviewed July 20, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 15, 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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 19, 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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank michielj645
Reviewed April 10, 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank imagi
Reviewed November 16, 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

Date of experience: November 2017
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Response from daylilly50 | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know, but call them
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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.