Cutlers to discuss National Museum of American Illustration

The Circle of Scholars is inviting students, faculty and staff to a special presentation by Laurence and Judy Cutler, founders of the National Museum of American Illustration. “Birth of the National Museum of American Illustration and Arrival of Illustration Art” will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall.

Norman Rockwell is often considered our most beloved artist, and illustration art is usually featured on the covers of the American paintings sales catalogs at the world’s two biggest auction houses, Sotheby’s and Christie’s. Collectors such as Ross Perot, Whoopi Goldberg, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Paul Allen and the late Malcolm Forbes are illustration art collectors.

The Cutlers will share their experiences in developing a new art institution by themselves, and against all odds, while globally traveling portions of their American imagist collection (comprising more than 3,000 original paintings) on loan to other art museums around the world.

Laurence Cutler is an award-winning architect, urban designer, author, educator and advertising executive who holds two degrees from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Judy Cutler is an art dealer, author, educator and founder of the American Illustrators Gallery in New York City. The Cutlers are the authors or co-authors of 18 books on fine art, architecture, engineering, urban design and poetry.

Following the presentation, participants are invited to enjoy a wine and cheese reception and purchase the book “Norman Rockwell’s America” for the discounted price of $20 (retail $35).

The cost for faculty and staff is $10, while students with a valid Salve Regina ID are admitted free. For more information, or to register, contact Christine Nolan, Circle of Scholars coordinator, at (401) 341-2120 or

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