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

Building Bridges

5 – 9 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Tonight the Museum turns it's focus on bridging gaps through storytelling - the ancient is made new, and the distant is drawn near. 

 

5:30 pm  PORTRAIT SKETCHING IN THE GALLERY

Make art in a relaxed setting, with portrait sketching in the Damon Gallery. We'll supply the model, drawing materials, and easels. Paint or sketch to your heart's content! 

 

6 pm  EXHIBITING Artists Talk

Join us for a gallery talk with exhibiting artists Lindsey Beal and Ron Cowie in the Studio Gallery. Beal and Cowie will discuss why, in a world filled with digital images, they have chosen to adhere to historical photographic processes in their works. Beal uses ambrotype and alimitype to photograph her mysterious and powerful sculpted paper female figurines. Cowie uses a large format camera and prints his metaphorical landscapes in platinum. Learn more about their exhibition, New Light Through Old Windows HERE.  

 


 

Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8: Mexico City

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 Mexico City. These artists use the growing megalopolis of Mexico City as their canvas, using everyday materials as artworks, mining recognizable images for their poetic potential, taking their art to the streets.  

Engage in a larger discussion on storytelling through, and social change affected by, contemporary art in a post-film discussion and Q&A.

SNEAK PEEK TRAILER
 

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.
 

Art After Dark

5 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Exciting content for March Art After Dark will be posted soon!

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.

 

5:30 pm  PORTRAIT SKETCHING IN THE GALLERY

Make art in a relaxed setting, with portrait sketching in the Studio Gallery. We'll supply the model, drawing materials, and easels. Paint or sketch to your heart's content! 

 

6 pm  Exhibiting aRTISTS TALK

Join us for a gallery talk with the Newport Annual exhibiting artist award winners (who will be announced at the opening reception on February 3, 2017) 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.  

SNEAK PEEK TRAILER


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.



Q&A with Alexandra Foradas will follow the film.

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.