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 – 9 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Productive Disruptions

This night the Art Museum will draw our eyes and attentions to the concept of community. Positively disrupting, experimenting, empowering, reflecting, and reimagining our community through the transformative act of art making.


5 pm  Chef in Residence

Sample delectable bites courtesy of Caleb & Broad restaurant on Broadway while you enjoy a drink from our cash bar.


5:30 pm  Art Making in the Gallery

Join our Director Norah Diedrich in creating Nick Cave inspired "Sound Suits" in the Studio Gallery.  We'll supply the materials, you make the magic!


6 pm  Exhibiting aRTISTS TALK

Join us for a gallery talk with Newport Annual exhibiting artists Jemison Faust, Glenn Gardiner, Whitney Overocker, Emily Sorlien, and Frank Gasbarro in the Cushing Gallery. Learn more about the Newport Annual exhibition HERE.  


Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8: Chicago

7:15 pm

Art21 is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging and educating audiences about contemporary visual art and artists. We invite you to join us for a journey into the inspiration, vision, techniques and challenges of four accomplished contemporary artists living and working in Chicago. Surrounded by industry and towering architecture, Chicago artists are responding to and challenging their urban environment through experimentation.   

Engage in a larger discussion on positive disruptions, public art and community engagement with contemporary art in a post-film discussion and Q&A with Alexandra Foradas, Assistant Curator at MASS MoCA, where Nick Cave's current installation, UNTIL, is on view through August, 2017.  


Art After Dark is free or admission by donation.  

Admission is free to the film screening, but due to limited seating availability, please preregister online.  

This event is produced in collaboration with Art21, a nonprofit global leader in art education, producing preeminent films on today's leading visual artists and education programs that inspire creativity worldwide.



Alexandra Foradas is Assistant Curator of Visual Arts at MASS MoCA, where she has organized the exhibitions Bibliothecaphilia (2015) and Jenny Holzer (2017). She is currently working on an oral history of the composer and musician Gunnar Schonbeck, as well as exhibitions featuring the work of Taryn Simon and Robert Rauschenberg. Foradas formerly worked with The Arts Club of Chicago, where she coordinated programming including 3-4 exhibitions per year and performances, lectures, and conversations with artists and scholars including Zoe Keating, Robert Storr, David Salle, Nacho Duato, and many more. She holds an MA in Art History from Williams College.