Society Of Illustrators

Society Of Illustrators The mission of the Society of Illustrators is to promote the art and appreciation of illustration, its history and evolving nature through exhibitions, lectures and education.
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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.

Save the dates for our upcoming Fashion Illustration: The Visionaries related events! Exhibit opens on January 7th with ...
12/20/2019

Save the dates for our upcoming Fashion Illustration: The Visionaries related events! Exhibit opens on January 7th with an Opening Reception on January 17th starting at 6:30pm. Fashion Forward Lecture will take place January 21st starting at 6:30pm. A Fashion Decades themed Sketch Night will be held on January 30th and Fashion Out Loud will be on February 1st from 11:30am-3:30pm. Click link in bio for full list of upcoming events! ⠀
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Autumn Whitehurst, Sugar and Skin, 2007, Digital Print on Moab Proofing Semi Matter White Paper, 22"x15"⠀
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#Fashion #Illustration #Illustrators

Apply now for the next Dinner and Dumb Questions with artists Jennifer Orkin Lewis @augustwren and Terri Fry Kasuba @ter...
12/19/2019

Apply now for the next Dinner and Dumb Questions with artists Jennifer Orkin Lewis @augustwren and Terri Fry Kasuba @terrikasuba on January 21st starting at 6:30pm! Deadline to apply is January 7th at noon. Click link in bio to apply now!⠀
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Image 1: Puzzle by August Wren for Eeboo Puzzles, Image 2: Purses by Terri Fry Kasuba for Blue Q⠀
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#illustrators #illustration #productdesign #dinner&dumbquestions

Join us tonight, December 19th for a Sexy Santa Christmas Night themed Sketch Night starting at 6:30pm.⠀.⠀Chairs and fol...
12/19/2019

Join us tonight, December 19th for a Sexy Santa Christmas Night themed Sketch Night starting at 6:30pm.⠀
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Chairs and folding tables and drawing boards provided but bring your own materials. All styles and skill levels welcome. $20 General Admission. Special Sketch Nights include complimentary small plates buffet.⠀
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#illustration #illustrators #draw #art #sketchnight #costumes #livedrawing #fashion

We are excited to announce MoCCA Arts Festival 2020 Guests of Honor! The list includes, Patrick McDonnell @muttscomics, ...
12/19/2019

We are excited to announce MoCCA Arts Festival 2020 Guests of Honor! The list includes, Patrick McDonnell @muttscomics, Trina Robbins, Jillian Tamaki @jilliantamaki, Chris Ware and Ronald Wimberly @ronaldwimberly! ⠀
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The MoCCA Arts Festival will take place April 4 - 5th, 2020 from 11:00AM - 7:00PM on Saturday and 11:00AM - 6:00PM on Sunday, held at Metropolitan West (W 46th St. between 11th & 12th Avenues). All Guests of Honor will participate in festival programming, steps away at Ink48 (653 11th Ave.).⠀
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#MoCCAArtsFest #MoCCA2020 #GuestsofHonor #Comics #Cartoons #PatrickMcDonnell #Mutts #TrinaRobbins #JillianTamaki #ChrisWare #RonaldWimberly

Apply now for the next Dinner and Dumb Questions with artists Jennifer Orkin Lewis @augustwren and Terri Fry Kasuba @ter...
12/17/2019

Apply now for the next Dinner and Dumb Questions with artists Jennifer Orkin Lewis @augustwren and Terri Fry Kasuba @terrikasuba on January 21st starting at 6:30pm! Deadline to apply is January 7th at noon. Click link in bio to apply now!⠀
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Image 1: Puzzle by August Wren for Eeboo Puzzles, Image 2: Purses by Terri Fry Kasuba for Blue Q⠀
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#illustrators #illustration #productdesign #dinner&dumbquestions

Repost from @lcgdesign! Celebrate our Illustrator members at tonight's Opening Reception for the Members Open: UNLEASHED...
12/12/2019

Repost from @lcgdesign! Celebrate our Illustrator members at tonight's Opening Reception for the Members Open: UNLEASHED Exhibit! Starts at 6pm, free & open to the public. The winner of the Stevan Dohanos Award will also be announced tonight.
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#Illustration #illustrator #members #celebrate

Join us tonight, December 12th for an 🎄Ugly Christmas Sweater🎄 themed Sketch Night starting at 6:30pm hosted by @aekiere...
12/12/2019

Join us tonight, December 12th for an 🎄Ugly Christmas Sweater🎄 themed Sketch Night starting at 6:30pm hosted by @aekieren! Models are Ben Bogen @benmbogen from Frozen on Broadway and Andrew Black.⠀
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Chairs and folding tables and drawing boards provided but bring your own materials. All styles and skill levels welcome. $20 General Admission. Special Sketch Nights include complimentary small plates buffet.⠀
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#illustration #illustrators #draw #art #sketchnight #costumes #livedrawing #fashion

Stop by the Society of Illustrators to see The Original Art 2019 Exhibition! Now on view until January 4th. ⠀. ⠀The Cott...
12/05/2019

Stop by the Society of Illustrators to see The Original Art 2019 Exhibition! Now on view until January 4th. ⠀
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The Cottingley Fairies, Illustrator & Author: Ana Sender, Medium: Pencil, colored pencil, marker, collage, digital, Publisher: NorthSouth Books, Art Director: Britta Stukenborg, Editor: Beth Terrill. ⠀
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#illustration #childrensbooks #illustrator #originalart

Please consider making a donation to our Summer Illustration Art Academy!
12/03/2019
Help Give 60 Children A Summer To Remember!

Please consider making a donation to our Summer Illustration Art Academy!

This #GivingTuesday support our Summer Illustration Art Academy by donating to our Arts Education Programming Fund! We hope to raise $5,000 that will go towards visiting cultural sites around NYC where the students will participate in arts education programming. Your help is needed because NYC publi...

Register for the next Saturday Stories on December 21st with award-winning children's book illustrator John Parra! The w...
12/02/2019

Register for the next Saturday Stories on December 21st with award-winning children's book illustrator John Parra! The workshop will include a drawing demo by @johnparraart, who will also lead participants in creating mini origami little libraries individually colored and decorated. All ages 4 and up.⠀
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Saturday Stories is a monthly story hour & illustrator-led, hands-on workshop for children and their adult companions from 11am-1pm one Saturday each month. Participants receive a copy of the book with admission!⠀
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#illustrator #illustration #childrensbooks #SaturdayStories

This #SmallBusinessSaturday support the Society of Illustrators! Visit our exhibits, #ShopSmall in our Museum Shop and d...
11/30/2019

This #SmallBusinessSaturday support the Society of Illustrators! Visit our exhibits, #ShopSmall in our Museum Shop and dine at the @128BarBistro! ⠀
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#ShopSmall #Shop #Holiday #Weekend #Support

Stop by the Society of Illustrators to see The Original Art 2019 Exhibition! Now on view until January 4th. ⠀. ⠀Who Wet ...
11/29/2019

Stop by the Society of Illustrators to see The Original Art 2019 Exhibition! Now on view until January 4th. ⠀
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Who Wet My Pants?, Illustrator: Zachariah Ohora, Medium: Acrylic, Publisher: Hachette Book Group, Inc. Imprint: Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Art Director: Saho Fujii, Editor: Andrea Spooner, Author: Bob Shea⠀
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#illustration #childrensbooks #illustrator #originalart

Artwork from The Balcony. Illustrated by Melissa Castrillon, Published by Paula Wiseman Books an imprint of Simon and Sc...
11/26/2019

Artwork from The Balcony. Illustrated by Melissa Castrillon, Published by Paula Wiseman Books an imprint of Simon and Schuster.

Every Tuesday evening starting at 6:30pm artists of all skill levels are invited to sketch at the Society of Illustrator...
11/26/2019

Every Tuesday evening starting at 6:30pm artists of all skill levels are invited to sketch at the Society of Illustrators. Artists should come prepared with their own art materials. Models will be nude with an occasional accessory.⠀
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Guests are also invited to enjoy live music and your favorite cocktail at our bar. Tonight, Tuesday November 26th, enjoy the soulful music of jazz vocalist Sari Kessler.⠀
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$20 General Admission, no reservations required. Pay at the door. Complimentary small plates buffet included. Cash bar. ⠀
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#illustration #illustrator #sketchnight #lifedrawing #livemusic #nyc

Join us this evening for a special Sketch Night hosted by A.E. Kieren! Showcasing the work of Claire Fluery and modeled ...
11/21/2019

Join us this evening for a special Sketch Night hosted by A.E. Kieren! Showcasing the work of Claire Fluery and modeled by Munroe Lily and Seana Steele.⠀
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Admission is $20. Special Sketch Nights include complimentary small plates buffet.⠀
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@aekieren is a freelance illustrator and performer. He specializes in on-location illustration, for "sketch journalism" as well as for events and entertainment. Clients include Target, Entertainment Weekly, Billboard, Salvatore Ferragamo, Refinery Hotel, Sleep No More/McKittrick Hotel, MM&M, Johns Hopkins Magazine, The Dramatist, and Daily Front Row.⠀⠀
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#sketchnight #illustration #drawing #livedrawing #costumes

This is the last week to view Highlights from The Marvel Art of Joe Quesada: Selected by Joe Quesada. Exhibit will close...
11/19/2019

This is the last week to view Highlights from The Marvel Art of Joe Quesada: Selected by Joe Quesada. Exhibit will close on November 23rd at 5pm. Drawn from the pages of the career retrospective book, THE @MARVEL ART OF JOE QUESADA, this exhibit features key pieces from all of those series as well as a number unique media inspired images created by Quesada during his tenure as Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer.⠀
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Image 1: Daredevil: Father #2, October 2005, Inks: Danny Miki, Colors: Richard Isanove. Image 2: Daredevil: Father #4, December 2005, Inks: Danny Miki, Colors: Richard Isanove.⠀
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#Comic #Comics #Art #Marvel #MarvelEntertainment #X-Factor #TheRay #Ninjak #MarvelKnights #Wolverine #Daredevil

Join us for the next Beers for Fears movie and trivia happy hour on Friday, November 22nd. We will be screening Blade Ru...
11/19/2019

Join us for the next Beers for Fears movie and trivia happy hour on Friday, November 22nd. We will be screening Blade Runner (1982).⠀
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Doors open at 6:30PM, $5 cover charge, free popcorn and happy hour prices all night! As always there will be trivia hosted by @jdombrowski (image above) and @stevencompton and original art prizes by both!⠀
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#movies #movienight #cultclassic #happyhour #trivia

Every Tuesday evening starting at 6:30pm artists of all skill levels are invited to sketch at the Society of Illustrator...
11/19/2019

Every Tuesday evening starting at 6:30pm artists of all skill levels are invited to sketch at the Society of Illustrators. Artists should come prepared with their own art materials. Models will be nude with an occasional accessory.⠀
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Guests are also invited to enjoy live music and your favorite cocktail at our bar. Tonight, Tuesday November 19th, delight in the sweet melodies of pianist Seiko Akita.⠀
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$20 General Admission, no reservations required. Pay at the door. Complimentary small plates buffet included. Cash bar.⠀
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#illustration #illustrator #sketchnight #lifedrawing #livemusic #nyc

Advance your story craft while making original content, get inspired, become a better collaborator and communicator, and...
11/18/2019

Advance your story craft while making original content, get inspired, become a better collaborator and communicator, and join a community of visual thinkers and makers who desire to prioritize story concept over technique and media. @storyofworkshop takes place December 6-8.
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Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis as space allows. Apply at www.societyillustrators.org.
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#collaboration #workshop #societyofillustrators #hackathon #instaart #artofinstagram #designinspiration #narrative #narrativedesign #storythinking

11/15/2019

The Original Art Exhibit Awards & Ceremony 2019

Join us for the next Beers for Fears movie and trivia happy hour on Friday, November 22nd. We will be screening Blade Ru...
11/12/2019

Join us for the next Beers for Fears movie and trivia happy hour on Friday, November 22nd. We will be screening Blade Runner (1982).⠀
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Doors open at 6:30PM, $5 cover charge, free popcorn and happy hour prices all night! As always there will be trivia hosted by @jdombrowski (image above) and @stevencompton and original art prizes by both!⠀
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#movies #movienight #cultclassic #happyhour #trivia

Every Tuesday evening starting at 6:30pm artists of all skill levels are invited to sketch at the Society of Illustrator...
11/12/2019

Every Tuesday evening starting at 6:30pm artists of all skill levels are invited to sketch at the Society of Illustrators. Artists should come prepared with their own art materials. Models will be nude with an occasional accessory.⠀⠀
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Guests are also invited to enjoy live music and your favorite cocktail at our bar. Tonight, Tuesday November 12th, enjoy the nice and easy, popular standards of singer-songwriter/ jazz vocalist Ming Lee. Image by @joan_chiverton. ⠀
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$20 General Admission, no reservations required. Pay at the door. Complimentary small plates buffet included. Cash bar.⠀⠀
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#illustration #illustrator #sketchnight #lifedrawing #livemusic #nyc

The crew is all here! Today we are hanging The Original Art 2019 Exhibit! ..On view November 13th, 2019 - January 4th, 2...
11/11/2019

The crew is all here! Today we are hanging The Original Art 2019 Exhibit!
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On view November 13th, 2019 - January 4th, 2020. Opening Reception is this Thursday, November 14th. Click link in bio for details!
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#illustrators #Illustration #ChildrensBook #Exhibit #museum

11/06/2019

The Art of Nothing with Patrick McDonnell and Chip Kidd

Join us for the next Beers for Fears movie and trivia happy hour on Friday, November 22nd. We will be screening Blade Ru...
11/06/2019

Join us for the next Beers for Fears movie and trivia happy hour on Friday, November 22nd. We will be screening Blade Runner (1982).⠀
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Doors open at 6:30PM, $5 cover charge, free popcorn and happy hour prices all night! As always there will be trivia hosted by @jdombrowski (image above) and @stevencompton and original art prizes by both!⠀
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#movies #movienight #cultclassic #happyhour #trivia

Every Tuesday evening starting at 6:30pm, artists of all skill levels are invited to sketch at the Society of Illustrato...
11/05/2019

Every Tuesday evening starting at 6:30pm, artists of all skill levels are invited to sketch at the Society of Illustrators. Chairs and sketch boards will be provided, but artists should come prepared with their own art materials. Models will be nude with an occasional accessory.⠀
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Guests are also invited to enjoy live music and your favorite cocktail at our bar. Tonight, Tuesday November 5th, enjoy jazz music by The Half-Tones featuring Barry Blitt (keyboard), Chris Mariner (guitar), Michael Sloan (bass), and Joe Ciardiello (drums).⠀
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$20 General Admission, no reservations required. Pay at the door. Complimentary small plates buffet included. Cash bar.⠀
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#illustration #illustrator #sketchnight #livedrawing #livemusic #nyc

A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the door starting at 5:30pm for An Evening with Award-Winn...
11/05/2019

A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the door starting at 5:30pm for An Evening with Award-Winning Illustrator Joe Quesada on November 5th starting at 6:30pm at the Society of Illustrators. ⠀
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Drawn from the pages of the career retrospective book, THE @MARVEL ART OF JOE QUESADA, this exhibit features key pieces from all of those series as well as a number unique media inspired images created by Quesada during his tenure as Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer. Exhibit will remain on view until November 23rd. ⠀
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Image 1: Avenging Spider-Man #1 Variant Sketch Cover, January 2012, Inks: Danny Miki Image 2: Avenging Spider-Man #1 Variant Cover, January 2012, Inks: Danny Miki, Colors: Richard Isanove⠀
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#Comic #Comics #Art #Marvel #MarvelEntertainment #X-Factor #TheRay #Ninjak #MarvelKnights #Wolverine #Daredevil

On November 21st starting at 6:30pm, join author Danny Fingeroth and Columbia University Professor, Jeremy Dauber as the...
11/05/2019

On November 21st starting at 6:30pm, join author Danny Fingeroth and Columbia University Professor, Jeremy Dauber as they take an in-depth look into Fingeroth's latest book A MARVELOUS LIFE. This book offers a behind-the-scenes look at how Stan Lee became known as the voice and face of comics. Program is supported by @stmartinspress. ⠀
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Tickets available online. $15 Non-member | $10 Member | $7 Senior/ students (Undergrad with valid ID).⠀
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#Marvel #MarvelComics #StanLee #Comics

ICON—The Illustration Conference
11/04/2019

ICON—The Illustration Conference

🔈🔈🔈 ICON11 registration opens 11/11 11:11 AM EST! Early bird and discount tickets available. Conference poster art by Kelsey Wroten. theillustrationconference.org

Highlights from The Marvel Art of Joe Quesada: Selected by Joe Quesada on view October 15th - November 23rd. Drawn from ...
11/03/2019

Highlights from The Marvel Art of Joe Quesada: Selected by Joe Quesada on view October 15th - November 23rd. Drawn from the pages of the career retrospective book, THE MARVEL ART OF JOE QUESADA, this exhibit features key pieces from all of those series as well as a number unique media inspired images created by Quesada during his tenure as Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer.

A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the door starting at 5:30pm for An Evening with Award-Winn...
11/02/2019

A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the door starting at 5:30pm for An Evening with Award-Winning Illustrator Joe Quesada on November 5th starting at 6:30pm at the Society of Illustrators.
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Highlights from The Marvel Art of Joe Quesada: Selected by Joe Quesada is on view until November 23rd. Drawn from the pages of the career retrospective book, THE @MARVEL ART OF JOE QUESADA, this exhibit features key pieces from all of those series as well as a number unique media inspired images created by Quesada during his tenure as Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer.⠀
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Daredevil: Father #4, October 2005, Inks: Danny Miki, Colors: Richard Isanove.⠀
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#Comic #Comics #Art #Marvel #MarvelEntertainment #X-Factor #TheRay #Ninjak #MarvelKnights #Wolverine #Daredevil

Join us for the next Beers for Fears movie and trivia happy hour on Friday, November 22nd. We will be screening Blade Ru...
11/02/2019

Join us for the next Beers for Fears movie and trivia happy hour on Friday, November 22nd. We will be screening Blade Runner (1982).⠀
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Doors open at 6:30PM, $5 cover charge, free popcorn and happy hour prices all night! As always there will be trivia hosted by @jdombrowski (image above) and @stevencompton and original art prizes by both!⠀
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#movies #movienight #cultclassic #happyhour #trivia

Currently on view until 12pm on November 9th at 12 noon, Recent Acquisitions from the Permanent Collection. Admission is...
11/02/2019

Currently on view until 12pm on November 9th at 12 noon, Recent Acquisitions from the Permanent Collection. Admission is free for the duration of this exhibit.⠀
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View recent acquisitions from the Permanent Collection, one of the most comprehensive collections of this genre in the world. Comprised of over 3,500 works by many of the greatest names in illustration and comic and cartoon art, this celebrated collection is ever-expanding.⠀
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Kam Mak, “The Dragon Prince”, Harper Collins, Oil on panel.⠀
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#Illustration #Illustrators #PermanentCollection

We are open this Saturday and Sunday from 11am-5pm. Stop by to see our current exhibits and have lunch at the @128barbis...
11/01/2019

We are open this Saturday and Sunday from 11am-5pm. Stop by to see our current exhibits and have lunch at the @128barbistro! Admission is FREE until November 9th. ⠀
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Image from our current exhibit, Highlights from The Marvel Art of Joe Quesada: Selected by Joe Quesada on view October 15th - November 23rd.⠀
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Wolverine: Origins #5, October 2006. Inks: Danny Miki, Colors Richard Isanove.⠀
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#Comic #Comics #Art #Marvel #MarvelEntertainment #X-Factor #TheRay #Ninjak #MarvelKnights #Wolverine #Daredevil @marvel

While today's forecast is looking a little wet, trick-or-treat will go on rain or shine. Stop by the Society of Illustra...
10/31/2019

While today's forecast is looking a little wet, trick-or-treat will go on rain or shine. Stop by the Society of Illustrators at 128 East 63rd St. from 3-7pm for free candy and comic books from Midtown Comics. Over 100 other business in the area will be participating, just look for the sign below.

Start your trick-or-treat route with @eastmidtownpartnership on the plaza outside 919 3rd Ave. All the activities East Midtown Partnership are running will be protected from the elements and will include face painting, a spooky photo booth, a costume donation station and more.

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128 E 63rd St
New York, NY
10065

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 20:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00

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(212) 838-2560

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