programs & events

Art After Dark

Art After Dark
         photo courtesy of Rich Hudson

What is Art After Dark? 

The Newport Art Museum's sparkling late night gathering, Art After Dark, is held on the second Thursday of each month and features artful programs, talks, gallery games, music, drinks and inspired conversation.  Each Art After Dark is unique and full of new adventures.  

Admission is free for Members.
($10 suggested donation for non-members)


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Art After Dark

5 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Art After Dark this month will be shining a spotlight on the Coleman Center for Creative Studies' exceptional Museum Studies program for area high school students.  The Muse program is in it's 12th year and exposes students to every aspect of Museum work -curatorial, preservation, marketing and education.  This night we'll celebrate the culmination of their semester with an opening reception for the MUSE show, an exhibition curated by the talented MUSE students in the Museum's Griswold House. Don't miss the Coleman Center student show in the Coleman Center Gallery also!  

Take some time to reflect through facilitated micro-memoir writing in the galleries followed by an all ages live Read-Aloud! Catalyzing Newport's latest engagement piece is inspired by a sensory understanding of Newport. Each memoirist will be given a written prompt to help guide them in writing their wee non-fiction piece. It's fun and thought-provoking, and we encourage sharing them during the Read-Aloud.

While you wander, write and demo, enjoy an evening of toe-tapping jigs and reels, tear jerking waltzes and laments from around the world performed by the Golden Bantam String Band, featuring Newport String Project director EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks along with local legends Mike Fischman and Tom Perrotti! Good old-fashioned fun - don't forget your dancing shoes!

4 - 6 pm: Coleman Center Student Show in the Coleman Center gallery
5 - 8 pm: Muse opening reception in the Griswold House
5 - 7:30 pm: Facilitated Micro-Memoir writing with Catalyzing Newport 
7:30 pm: Micro-Memoir Read Aloud
6 - 8:30 pm: Golden Bantam String Band performance