Society of Illustrators, New York City

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On February 1, 1901 a group of nine artists and one advising businessman founded the Society, and by 1939 the Society had moved to its current headquarters in an 1875 carriage house located at 128 East 63rd Street. In 1981 the Museum of American Illustration was established which now features the art of such legendary artists as Rockwell, Pyle, Wyeth, Kent, Peak, Fuchs and Holland, as well as contemporary artists. In 2012 the Society received the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, and created the MoCCA gallery in the second floor. Since then the Society has exhibited works by legendary artists Arnold Roth, Bill Griffith, and Harvey Kurtzman. The Society is also proud to now host the annual MoCCA Arts Festival.
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  • This "attraction" offers exhibits of illustrative artwork, has a little gift shop, and also houses a restaurant. Today I visited because a tribute to Stan Lee, "Excelsior", was showing. The exhibit sh...  more »
  • Very small but great content my tweens loved it. We were lucky to catch a Stan Lee exhibition which was outstanding. Places like this need to be supported. Check the website before you visit as they o...  more »
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  • I've visited the Society of Illustrators dozens of times, and the place never gets old thanks to well-curated exhibits and the incredibly fun Sketch Night sessions. Downstairs has a small screening room, while the main floor has a gift shop. One downside? The top level is inaccessible to people in wheelchairs. Still, you'll find all manner of drawn art, such as comic books and fantasy illustrations.m
  • A fascinating place, and welcoming on their public sketch nights. Even if you have artistically challenged fine motor skills like I do, you'll see some beautiful artwork, meet some great people, and learn a lot.

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