The Newport Art Museum has lost a great friend. We join the Newport community and the rest of the country in mourning the death of Dorrance Hamilton on April 12, 2017.
Mrs. Hamilton, known as Dodo, was a devoted friend and supporter of the Museum for decades.
Our permanent collection and ongoing exhibits have been strengthened by her unwavering generosity. Dodo was an important funder of our curatorial endowment and she cared deeply about the landscape of our Museum campus. An engaged arts advocate, she was a frequent attendee at the Museum's Wet Paint live auction each August, bidding competitively for her favorite works of art.
Our heartfelt condolences to all of her family. She will be missed.