exhibitions

Past Exhibitions

May 26 – August 5, 2018

Wright Gallery and Griswold Corridor

For her acclaimed series, “A Girl and Her Room,” Rania Matar photographed teenage girls, in their bedrooms, from two seemingly disparate worlds: the United States and the Middle East. Click to learn more >

Rania Matar: A Girl and Her Room

Rania Matar: A Girl and Her Room

May 19 – July 29, 2018

Ilgenfritz Gallery

A veteran sailor, Joan Hall understands the crisis of ocean pollution. Her stunning large-scale works of art and installations combine found or cast paper marine debris into handmade paper and explore the effects of plastic on the sea. Click to read more >

Joan Hall: Sea of Heartbreak

Joan Hall: Sea of Heartbreak

2018 Newport Annual

Members' Juried Exhibition

February 3 – May 20, 2018

Cushing Building

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. Click to learn more >

2018 Newport Annual

Members' Juried Exhibition

2018 Newport Annual

Members' Juried Exhibition

January 20 – May 20, 2018

Library & Studio Gallery, Griswold House

For her ongoing series “Beautiful Boy,” Lissa Rivera photographs her domestic partner. The project began as a conversation on subway between Rivera and her male friend who shared with her that he wore women’s clothing in college but after graduation, “struggled to navigate a world that seemed both newly accepting and yet inherently reviling of male displays of femininity.” Click to read more >

Lissa Rivera: Beautiful Boy

Lissa Rivera: Beautiful Boy

January 20 – May 6, 2018

This exhibition showcases the work of contemporary artists exploring issues of domesticity and identity. Both a private and public space, the home can be personal and intimate, as well as social and political. It reflects identity, ownership, and even the individual and social expectations of family life. Click to learn more >

Domestic Affairs: Domesticity, Identity, and the Home

Domestic Affairs: Domesticity, Identity, and the Home

be of love and other stories

Contemporary Highlights from the Permanent Collection

September 9, 2017 – January 7, 2018

This large-scale exhibition of contemporary art from the Museum's permanent collection showcases paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, and sculptures by international, national, and regional artists. Learn more >

be of love and other stories

Contemporary Highlights from the Permanent Collection

be of love and other stories

Contemporary Highlights from the Permanent Collection

Photographers’ Guild Members’ Exhibition

September 30 – December 31, 2017

This annual exhibition features photography by members of the Photographers’ Guild of the Newport Art Museum. With a wide array of subjects and styles, this show offers a glimpse into the interests of this passionate photographic community of Newport.

Photographers’ Guild Members’ Exhibition

Photographers’ Guild Members’ Exhibition

Pictures & Windows

The Paintings of Christopher W. Benson from 1975 to 2017

September 29 – December 31, 2017

Cushing Building

A retrospective of Christopher W. Benson’s work, this exhibition illustrates the evolution of Benson’s style over the course of his forty-two year career as a painter. Click to read more >

Pictures & Windows

The Paintings of Christopher W. Benson from 1975 to 2017

Pictures & Windows

The Paintings of Christopher W. Benson from 1975 to 2017

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