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Caleb Cole: "Forget Me Not" Artist Talk & Cocktails

6 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Promise yourself you won't miss Caleb Cole's evening artist talk "Forget Me Not", followed by celebratory themed cocktails in the Library of the historic Griswold House! Cole's tender and meticulously crafted works explore vulnerability, gender and identity, and his talk promises to be both entertaining and illuminating. Flowers such as pansies and roses are an important recurring image in Cole's work.  Forget Me Not guests are encouraged to attend in elaborate, floral, campy, vintage or festive dress, and will enjoy a complimentary flower-themed cocktail in return! 

 Free for members, $10 suggested donation for non-members. 

Cash bar & light refreshments. 

Seating is limited, register today!

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Notes on Jazz

5 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

"Notes on Jazz" an improvisational discussion led by Jay Sweet, Executive Director of the Newport Festivals Foundation, joined by Larry Fink and Danny Melnick, in collaboration with the Newport Jazz Festival and Bridgefest. 

This event is free, and for Museum members only. Seating is very limited, please reserve your seat today!




Featured above and on view through September 10th: 

Larry Fink, Thelonious Monk and Charlie Rouse, Jazz Gallery, June 1961, Courtesy of the Artist and Marvelli Gallery, New York.

Larry Fink Portfolio Reviews @ the Newport Art Museum

10 am     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Thursday, August 3, 2017
10am, 10:40am, 11:10am and 2pm, 2:40pm, 3:10pm
Museum Members $40
Non-members $50

Registration and Payment:

Register below, or call Norah Diedrich at (401) 619-2213.

About Larry Fink:

A two-time recipient of both the Guggenheim Award and National Endowment for the Arts Grant, Larry Fink has exhibited his photographs nationally and internationally. He has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Whitney Museum of American Art,Musée de l’Elysée in Switzerland, Musée de la Photographie à Charleroi in Belgium, Andalusian Centre of Photography in Spain, and Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Panama to name a few. His work resides in permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Bibliotheque nationale in Paris, and he was the recipient of the ICP Infinity Award for Fine Art Photography in 2015. Larry Fink lives in New York and teaches at Bard College, where he has been on the faculty since 1986. He is represented by Marvelli Gallery.

Somewhere There’s Music
On View at the Newport Art Museum through September 10, 2017
Renowned photographer Larry Fink has been photographing music for sixty years. His lifelong interest in photographing music began when, as a teenager in New York, he interviewed and photographed jazz and blues singer Jimmy Rushing (known as “Mr. Five By Five”) for a high school project. From 1957 to 2006, Fink photographed musicians rehearsing, jamming, performing, and enjoying down time, culminating in the publication of Somewhere There’s Music. This acclaimed book included photographs of jazz musicians, along with photographs of folk, blues, bluegrass, hip-hop, and rock musicians, and featured musicians performing in clubs, streets, orchestras, and music schools. A musician himself, Fink offers an intimate and rare view of the virtuosity, creativity, energy, and heart of the musicians he photographs.
Organized in celebration of the Newport Jazz Festival, “Somewhere There’s Music” at the Newport Art Museum will feature a selection of Larry Fink’s jazz photographs featuring legendary artists, such as Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Roy Hargrove, and Sarah Vaughn to name a few.

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