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Now on View

January 11 – May 4, 2014

Ilgenfritz Gallery

Coolidge's works represent a collection of drawings from different trees, showing a range of light and dark marks, patterns, age and species. "Wrapping paper around their bodies, I begin with graphite," writes Coolidge. "Subtle texture emerges as calligraphic notations. Later, I begin to flesh out by enhancing or erasing, summoning the complete story.”

Delicate Armour: Works on Paper by Deborah Coolidge

Delicate Armour: Works on Paper by Deborah Coolidge

February 8 – May 11, 2014

Studio Gallery

The history of beautiful and functional craft in Newport is legendary. Representatives of the exquisite craft industries display their work in this exhibition, which includes furniture by George Warren (backgammon table, shown), jewelry by Ruth Brandt and Tamar Kern, baskets by Helen Lee, rugs by Ron Caplain, and stone carvings by Brooke Roberts and Nick Benson.

The Art of Craft: Selections from the Aquidneck Island Region

The Art of Craft: Selections from the Aquidneck Island Region

January 18 – May 11, 2014

Wright Gallery

Irving Barrett's delicately colored, patterned, kaleidoscopic collages of birds abstracted in their habitat intrigued curator Nancy Whipple Grinnell when she awarded him “Best-in-Show” in Spring Bull Gallery’s “Fakes and Forgeries” exhibition several years ago. She then granted Barrett the Newport Art Museum Award in the 2012 Newport Annual, resulting in the current exhibition.

Irving Barrett: Avian Aquidneck

Irving Barrett: Avian Aquidneck

Newport Annual Members' Juried Exhibition 2014

Presented by Crestar Picture Framing

February 8 – May 18, 2014

Cushing Gallery

The “Newport Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition” returns to showcase new work by the region’s brightest lights, rising stars, and undiscovered talents. Juror Dominic Molon will select the works for the exhibition as well as prize winners in multiple categories.

Newport Annual Members' Juried Exhibition 2014

Presented by Crestar Picture Framing

Newport Annual Members' Juried Exhibition 2014

Presented by Crestar Picture Framing