exhibitions

Past Exhibitions

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

Kate Blacklock

Looking Closely at What is Not There

January 14 – May 7, 2017

Ilgenfritz Gallery

Although she began her career in ceramics, Kate Blacklock has explored a variety of media throughout her career. From oil paintings to photographs or scans printed on aluminum to 3-D-printed ceramics, this exhibition showcases several of the artist’s ongoing series. Click to read more >

Kate Blacklock

Looking Closely at What is Not There

Kate Blacklock

Looking Closely at What is Not There

New Light Through Old Windows:

Lindsey Beal & Ron Cowie

January 21 – April 16, 2017

Studio Gallery

With the rise of digital photography, an increasing number of contemporary artists are turning to historical processes to create unique handmade photographic objects. Working independently, Rhode Island artists Lindsey Beal and Ron Cowie each use nineteenth century processes to explore contemporary issues. In this manner, their work reflects the Newport Art Museum, an institution in historical buildings that brings together works of art from the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. Click to read more >

New Light Through Old Windows:

Lindsey Beal & Ron Cowie

New Light Through Old Windows:

Lindsey Beal & Ron Cowie

October 1, 2016 – January 16, 2017

We welcome the fifth and final NetWorks exhibition back to the Newport Art Museum this fall. Produced by Joseph A. Chazan, M.D., NetWorks has been an ongoing project showcasing and recording the work, achievements, methods and profiles of Rhode Island artists, each year since 2008. NetWorks 2015-2016 celebrates the creative energy of the state with video profiles of 24 artists by Richard Goulis, portraits of the artists by Scott Lapham, and an exhibition in the Newport Art Museum’s Cushing Gallery. A catalogue designed by Malcolm Grear Designers accompanies the exhibition. World premiere of NetWorks videos by Richard Goulis: October 2, 1:30

2015 NetWorks 2016

2015 NetWorks 2016