Past Exhibitions

Marion Carry

An Art Educator Remembered

June 1 – September 8, 2013     Studio Gallery

To mark 100 years of art education at the Newport Art Museum, this summer we celebrate one of the institution’s most beloved art teachers and administrators. Marion Carry’s teaching career at the Art Association of Newport (AAN) - now the Newport Art Museum - spanned five decades. Fresh out of the Rhode Island School of Design, Carry began assisting Helena Sturtevant in her classes at the AAN in 1927 and never left. (Sturtevant led the art school 1913 - 1942.) Remembered fondly for the bonds she formed with students and for her enthusiasm for teaching, Carry took the reins of the school in the late 1940s, serving as director until 1972. This exhibition features paintings and drawings by Carry from the Museum’s collection and on loan from her family.