exhibitions

Past Exhibitions

Jason Evans

Boys of Summer: A Season with the Newport Gulls

May 7 – September 10, 2017

Studio Gallery

While photographing the London Olympics in 2012, Evans’ resolve to document sports in artistic and unique ways, grew even stronger. In search of a creative endeavor close to home, he turned his attention to the Newport Gulls. Learn more >

Jason Evans

Boys of Summer: A Season with the Newport Gulls

Jason Evans

Boys of Summer: A Season with the Newport Gulls

Larry Fink

Somewhere There's Music

June 9 – September 10, 2017

Morris Gallery in the Cushing Memorial Gallery

Renowned photographer Larry Fink has been photographing music for sixty years. Learn more >

Larry Fink

Somewhere There's Music

Larry Fink

Somewhere There's Music

Henry Horenstein

Honky Tonk: Portraits of Country Music

June 9 – September 10, 2017

Cushing Gallery

Henry Horenstein began documenting the country-music scene nearly fifty years ago. Having spent a lifetime around performers and fans, he has been granted access to the high-glamour back stage at the Grand Ole Opry in its heyday as well as the rough-and-tumble dive bars and family-friendly festivals. Learn more >

Henry Horenstein

Honky Tonk: Portraits of Country Music

Henry Horenstein

Honky Tonk: Portraits of Country Music

Peter Hussey

Stops Along the Way

May 20 – August 6, 2017

Wright Gallery

In this exhibition, Rhode Island artist Peter Hussey showcases a selection of his watercolors, which depict New England architecture and scenes of interest. Learn more >

Peter Hussey

Stops Along the Way

Peter Hussey

Stops Along the Way

Caleb Cole

Forget Me Not

May 27 – July 30, 2017

Griswold House Hallway

Caleb Cole’s meticulously crafted work deals with the complex issues of identity, culture, visual and print culture, and history. Whether it is using and altering found photographic images, historic photographic processes, Victorian postcards, old possessions, or vintage magazines, Cole incorporates elements of the past to explore issues of gender, identity, and sexuality. Click to read more >

Caleb Cole

Forget Me Not

Caleb Cole

Forget Me Not

Ima Montoya

Synaesthesia

July 15 – 23, 2017

Ilgenfritz Gallery

For “Synaethesia,” Spanish artist Ima Montoya has created a series of large-scale evocative paintings intended to accompany and interact with the musical performance of Spanish cellist Asier Polo. Click to read more >

Ima Montoya

Synaesthesia

Ima Montoya

Synaesthesia

George Condo

Newport Sexx Festival

July 1 – 22, 2017

On July 1st, the Newport Art Museum held its annual Summer Gala, the Artists’ Ball, honoring acclaimed art writers Dodie Kazanjian and Calvin Tomkins. In celebration of the festivities, Ms. Kazanjian invited four artists to create works in three Newport institutions. Seven works by George Condo, in a show the artist has called “The Newport Sexx Festival,” are at the Newport Art Museum (plus one at the Redwood Library & Athenaeum); a poster declaring as much reworks a 1959 Newport Jazz Festival poster and will be for sale in a limited edition to benefit the museum.

George Condo

Newport Sexx Festival

George Condo

Newport Sexx Festival

July 5 – 9, 2017

On July 1st, the Newport Art Museum held its annual Summer Gala, the Artists’ Ball, honoring acclaimed art writers Dodie Kazanjian and Calvin Tomkins. In celebration of the festivities, Ms. Kazanjian invited four artists to create works in three Newport institutions. Enjoy an original multi-media installation by artist Tony Oursler, "For Tad and Dodie" on the grounds of the Newport Art Museum. Portrait of Tony Oursler © the artist

Tony Oursler

Tony Oursler

May 20 – July 9, 2017

Ilgenfritz Gallery

The Newport Art Museum is pleased to host the 2017 New England Water Color Society’s juried exhibition. Learn more >

New England Watercolor Society

Juried Exhibition

New England Watercolor Society

Juried Exhibition

Newport Annual

Members' Juried Exhibition 2017

February 4 – May 21, 2017

Cushing Gallery

One of the Newport Art Museum's most anticipated annual events, this exhibition highlights top talent from the region, bringing together an eclectic mix of art sourced from Rhode Island and beyond. Entries are open, calling established and emerging artists alike to submit their work for exposition and review. The resulting mix of art on display is always surprising and diverse, showcasing the varied interests and focus of our region's passionate artists. Click to read more >

Newport Annual

Members' Juried Exhibition 2017

Newport Annual

Members' Juried Exhibition 2017

January 21 – May 14, 2017

Wright Gallery

This exhibition of works by Jay Lacouture, Professor of Art at Salve Regina University, showcases two distinct bodies of work: one that is assembled from pieces made over the course of his career that explore the teapot idiom, and another that brings together works from the past several years that reflect the artist’s visits to China. Click to read more >

Looking Forward, Looking Back

Jay Lacouture

Looking Forward, Looking Back

Jay Lacouture

January 11 – May 7, 2017

Griswold Building Hallway

This exhibition showcases a selection of the Museum's recent acquisitions by contemporary artists Jesse Burke, Nicole Chesney, Kathie Florsheim, Nicholas Mele, and Mary Dondero and by nineteenth-century American artists J.A.S. Monks and John Noble Barlow. Click to read more >

Recent Acquisitions

Recent Acquisitions