programs & events

Past Events

Write Rhode Island Teen Workshop

3:30 pm     Redwood Library & Athenaeum (50 Bellevue Avenue)

Write Rhode Island is a creative writing competition sponsored by Providence's School One and the Goat Hill writers group for students grade 8-12.  

See the full schedule >

 

The fourth and last session will take place at the Redwood Library & Athenaeum.  Students will share their latest versions of their works and participate in a critique facilitated by Goat Hill writer and Write Rhode Island facilitator Eva Kerrigan. 

 

REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION!

Mystery at the Museum

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Deck the Halls with Murderous Folly

Christmas in the Victorian era is idyllic.  The decorations, the tree, and the gifts all put us into the Christmas Spirit.  Join Newport's elite as they put together an evening of entertainment to benefit Alva Vanderbilt's "Votes for Women" charity.  But, not everyone is in the spirit of the season...  

When a guest ends up dead, it's up to you to question the suspects and piece together a theory before St. Nick slides down the chimney!


Faculty and Student Holiday Arts + Crafts Sale

10 am     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Skip the big box stores Thanksgiving weekend! Instead, buy unique holiday gifts while supporting local artists and arts education. All gifts are made by faculty and students at the Museum's art school, the Coleman Center for Creative Studies.
 

Items to Buy

Ceramic tableware and ornaments, quilts, paintings, prints, cast paper ornaments, pure olive oil soap and more!

Enjoy the Shop!

The Elizabeth Conklin Museum Shop will be open during the Faculty Sale and will feature items inspired by the permanent collection and original work by local artists. 

Participating Artists

Charlene Carpenzano, Peter Dickison, Ingrid LaVoie, Sue Wermuth, and many more.

When & Where

Friday, November 25, 3 - 8pm
Saturday, November 26, 10am - 4pm

Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840

Free Admission!

Faculty and Student Holiday Arts + Crafts Sale

3 – 8 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Skip the big box stores Thanksgiving weekend! Instead, buy unique holiday gifts while supporting local artists and arts education. All gifts are made by faculty and students at the Museum's art school, the Coleman Center for Creative Studies.
 

Items to Buy

Ceramic tableware and ornaments, quilts, paintings, prints, cast paper ornaments, pure olive oil soap and more!

Enjoy the Shop!

The Elizabeth Conklin Museum Shop will be open during the Faculty Sale and will feature items inspired by the permanent collection and original work by local artists. 

Participating Artists

Charlene Carpenzano, Peter Dickison, Ingrid LaVoie, Sue Wermuth, and many more.

When & Where

Friday, November 25, 3 - 8pm
Saturday, November 26, 10am - 4pm

Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840

Free Admission!

Write Rhode Island Teen Workshop

3:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Write Rhode Island is a creative writing competition sponsored by Providence's School One and the Goat Hill writers group for students grade 8-12.

See the full schedule >

 

The third session will take place in the historic Griswold House of the Newport Art Museum. Students will share their works in process, engage in discussion, share peer feedback, and begin editing with the help of Goat Hill writer and Write Rhode Island facilitator Eva Kerrigan.  Students will end with new writing prompts based on their experience of the Museum's collection. 


REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION!

Art Trip to MFA Boston

10 am     Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115

Join the Newport Art Museum on an Art Trip to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA.  For the cost of the trip you will receive round trip transportation to the MFA from NAM via deluxe coach, two light meals to enjoy on the ride, admission to the Museum along with entrance to the William Merritt Chase special exhibit.  

As a special feature of this art trip guests will also attend a lecture called "William Merritt Chase: Master of Pastel" given by: Marjorie Shelley, conservator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

 

The MFA Art trip is filling up quickly! We recommend you call directly at (401) 619-7983 to book. Members, please call to receive the Member price. Office hours are M - F, 10 am - 4 pm.  

Mystery at the Museum

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Deck the Halls with Murderous Folly

Christmas in the Victorian era is idyllic.  The decorations, the tree, and the gifts all put us into the Christmas Spirit.  Join Newport's elite as they put together an evening of entertainment to benefit Alva Vanderbilt's "Votes for Women" charity.  But, not everyone is in the spirit of the season...  

When a guest ends up dead, it's up to you to question the suspects and piece together a theory before St. Nick slides down the chimney!

Elizabeth Conklin Museum Shop Ribbon Cutting

3:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join us as we celebrate the grand opening of the Museum Shop!

Come enjoy refreshments, mingle with friends, enjoy special discounts and see the unique selection of art books, catalogues, jewelry, original art, exhibition merchandise, accessories and home décor the Shop has to offer! 

 

RSVP by calling (401) 619-7998 or email us at shop@newportartmuseum.org.


Read / Eat / Chat

"Calvert Vaux and Touro Park: Did Calvert Vaux design the 1855 landscaping plan and the 1871 Music Stand?" by James Alan Egan

noon     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join art lovers and avid readers for the monthly meeting of the Museum's book club. Read "Calvert Vaux and Touro Park: Did Calvert Vaux design the 1855 landscaping plan and the 1871 Music Stand?" by James Alan Egan, bring a lunch and discuss!

Members: Free | Non-members: $5

Book Description:

Carefully analyzing photos, maps, and newspapers from the 1800’s, research historian Jim Egan has concluded that Calvert Vaux created the 1855 landscape design for Touro Park in Newport, Rhode Island. Egan feels Calvert Vaux also designed the 1871 Music Stand, which stood near the middle of the park until the 1930’s. Who was Calvert Vaux? He was a noted building architect who designed mansions like Beaulieu and Beechwood along Bellevue Avenue. But Vaux was even more famous as a landscape architect. Along with Frederick Law Olmstead, he designed Central Park in Manhattan, Prospect Park in Brooklyn, and numerous parks across the Northeast. A breezy writing style and copious graphics (over 500 photos and illustrations) make this a fun read. Along the way, you’ll learn a thing or two about astronomy, the history of riddling, and architectural philosophy (the great rivalry between naturalists and monumentalists). Egan’s book reads like a detective novel, yet all of his conclusions are based on well-documented historical research. Around 1900, fill was hauled in to Touro Park. New walkways were made in the straight X-shaped pattern we see today. But the original serpentine walkways still exist, about a foot under the grass. Egan feels it would be exciting to bring back the original walkway design and make an exact reproduction of the original Music Stand!

Write Rhode Island Teen Workshop

3:30 pm     Redwood Library & Athenaeum (50 Bellevue Avenue)

Write Rhode Island is a creative writing competition sponsored by Providence's School One and the Goat Hill writers group for students grade 8-12.  

See the full schedule >


The second session will take place at the Redwood Library & Athenaeum, the oldest continuously operating lending library in the United States.  Students will take part in a private guided tour of the Library and view objects pulled for this group from the Library's "Vault" collection. Students will be given a mini-lesson on researching at a Library, followed by several short writing prompts.

REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION!

Mystery at the Museum

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Deck the Halls with Murderous Folly

Christmas in the Victorian era is idyllic.  The decorations, the tree, and the gifts all put us into the Christmas Spirit.  Join Newport's elite as they put together an evening of entertainment to benefit Alva Vanderbilt's "Votes for Women" charity.  But, not everyone is in the spirit of the season...  

When a guest ends up dead, it's up to you to question the suspects and piece together a theory before St. Nick slides down the chimney!


Second Saturday

Rhode Island Lighthouses

10 am     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

We'll celebrate the many beautiful Rhode Island lighthouses this month with award-winning artist,  cartoonist, and writer Jim Weicherding.  Jim designs cartoon characters and children's coloring books for a long list of non-profit organizations in New England and nationwide.  He will share his Boating Safety Book, made for the RI Department of Environmental Management, and his beautiful Rhode Island Lighthouses coloring book, and will lead us in a lighthouse painting project!  

Join us for an inspired morning at the Museum!

Preregister HERE

Providence Art + Design Film Festival

6 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)


Hieronymus Bosch Touched by the Devil

Hieronymus Bosch, the controversial painter who died over 500 years ago, was most famous for his fantastical depictions in the "Garden of Earthly Delights." In preparation for an historical exhibition of his work, a team of Dutch art historians crisscross the globe using x-rays, infrared photography and multi-spectrum analysis, to investigate which paintings were truly painted by Bosch himself.

View the film teaser

A film by Pieter van Huystee
Running Time:  86 minutes
Documentary
2015, Netherlands
Language: English, Dutch, Spanish, Italian with English subtitles
Writers Hans Dortmans and Pieter van Huystee

Suzanne Scanlan, Faculty member in the Department of History of Art and Visual Culture at RISD, will speak following the film. Scanlon specializes in the art and architecture of early modern Europe. Please join the discussion!

 

 

Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Seating is limited.

Tickets:  $10
 

To buy tickets, click the link below or call our Registrar at (401) 619-7983.

Providence Art + Design Film Festival

6 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)


Elisabeth Vigee LeBrun: A Touch of Grace  

Elisabeth Vigee LeBrun was the official painter of Marie Antoinette, whose portrait she painted 30 times. She lived through eight political systems, two revolutions, painted more than 660 portraits, and was visited in her salon by numerous political and artistic intelligentsia of the late 18th century. Although Vigee LeBrun was the first French female painter to be recognized around the world, her struggles echo many of todays women, fighting to find freedom and equality in a male dominated society. 

View the film teaser

A film by Arnaud Xainte
Running Time:  90 minutes
2015, France
This film will be shown during Art After Dark.*
Discussion to follow in the Ilgenfritz Gallery.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Seating is limited.

Tickets: $10

*Admission to Art After Dark is free or by donation and does not include admission to film. 

To buy tickets, click the link below or call our Registrar at (401) 619-7983.


Art After Dark

5 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Art After Dark is alive this month with Art + Design! The Museum is proud to partner with the Providence Art + Design Film Festival to bring 2 beautiful films to Newport.

 

At 6:00pm on the evening of Art After Dark, we'll be screening the first of 2 movies: Elisabeth Vigee LeBrun: A Touch of Grace. Official portraitist of Marie Antoinette, LeBrun was a celebrated artist of her time. (The second film will screen on Friday, November 11 - more information) Art After Dark is free or admission by donation, but tickets are required for the film and are available online and at the door.  

Learn More & Purchase Tickets

 

For you art makers out there, the very popular portrait sketching will be ongoing in the Studio Gallery. Easels, stools, paper and drawing materials will be set up and waiting for you to take a seat, so don't be shy!  


Also in the house, we're pleased to welcome back our friends at the Harvest Kitchen, with samples of their delicious apple sauces, breads, and superior pickled veggies. Snack while you learn more about the amazing people, products, and mission of Harvest Kitchen.

Write Rhode Island Teen Workshop

3:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Write Rhode Island is a creative writing competition sponsored by Providence's School One and the Goat Hill writers group for students grade 8-12.  

See the full schedule >


This first session will take place in the historic Griswold House of the Newport Art Museum. Students will take part in a private guided tour of the Museum, followed by close observation and dialogue around 3-4 selected artworks, followed by several short related writing prompts. 

REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION!

Mystery at the Museum

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Deck the Halls with Murderous Folly

Christmas in the Victorian era is idyllic.  The decorations, the tree, and the gifts all put us into the Christmas Spirit.  Join Newport's elite as they put together an evening of entertainment to benefit Alva Vanderbilt's "Votes for Women" charity.  But, not everyone is in the spirit of the season...  

When a guest ends up dead, it's up to you to question the suspects and piece together a theory before St. Nick slides down the chimney!

Gilded Metropolis Study Day: Newporters at Home - in New York

1:30 – 5 pm     Breakers Carriage House, 53 Coggeshall Ave, Newport, RI 02840

An exploration of the opulent primary residences and social context of the Vanderbilts and other notable families in metropolitan New York, far from the summer colony at Newport, at the dawn of the twentieth century. Offered in partnership with The Newport Restoration Foundation, The Newport Historical Society, and the Newport Art Museum. 

Tickets are $50 for members of the Newport Art Museum, Preservation Society Newport County, Newport Restoration Foundation & Newport Historical Society, $60 for non-members, and $25 for students.

Registration: Contact Liz Marchi at (401) 847-1851

 

Program:

An Aristocracy of Wealth: The Gilded Age in New York”   

Jeannine Fallino, Critic, Museum Consultant & Independent Curator

 

New York’s Private Clubs: Gilded Refuges

Dr. Mosette Broderick, Director of Urban Design & Architecture Studies, New York University

Director, MA in Historical and Sustainable Architecture, London

Director, Urban Design in London Summer program

 

The Lost Vanderbilt Homes of New York City

Robert King, Author & Architectural Historian, on Vanderbilt Homes in NY

 

Newporters at Home – in New York

Paul Miller, PSNC Curator

Read / Eat / Chat

"Genius of Place: The Life Of Frederick Law Olmsted" by Justin Martin

noon     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join art lovers and avid readers for the monthly meeting of the Museum's book club. Read "Genius of Place: The Life Of Frederick Law Olmsted" by Justin Martin, bring a lunch and discuss!

Members: Free | Non-members: $5

Book Descriptions:

Frederick Law Olmsted is arguably the most important historical figure that the average American knows the least about. Best remembered for his landscape architecture, from New York's Central Park to Boston's Emerald Necklace to Stanford University's campus, Olmsted was also an influential journalist, early voice for the environment, and abolitionist credited with helping dissuade England from joining the South in the Civil War. This momentous career was shadowed by a tragic personal life, also fully portrayed here.

Most of all, he was a social reformer. He didn't simply create places that were beautiful in the abstract. An awesome and timeless intent stands behind Olmsted's designs, allowing his work to survive to the present day. With our urgent need to revitalize cities and a widespread yearning for green space, his work is more relevant now than it was during his lifetime. Justin Martin restores Olmsted to his rightful place in the pantheon of great Americans.

Lecture by David Dewey

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join us for a special presentation by David Dewey, one of the region’s most celebrated watercolor artists and teachers. For over 30 years, David Dewey has regularly exhibited his extraordinary watercolor paintings in New York City, Maine, and throughout the United States. His work is included in many major museums, as well as public and private collections. David has had a long successful teaching career, having taught at Parson’s School of Design, The National Academy of Design School, and The Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. In 2008, David was named Professor Emeritus at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts and in the same year appointed curator of the painting estate of Joseph A. Fiore, NA (1925-2008). He continues to conduct his very popular workshops in New York, Maine, New England, and will continue his European workshop tours in the near future. He is the author of The Watercolor Book (Watson-Guptill Publications, 1995).

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

Art After Dark

5 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)


Meet Francine Weiss, our new Curator!  

This month marks another exciting new beginning for the Museum as we welcome our new Curator, Ms. Francine Weiss.  Join Ms. Weiss on a tour of the galleries and a lively dialogue with exhibiting artists from the "2015 NetWorks 2016" exhibition.  It's a wonderful opportunity to come get to know her!  Exhibiting Artist James Watkins will begin the evening with a gallery talk on his glass exhibit "Reminiscence" at 6pm in the Wright Gallery.

And for those of you who enjoy art-making, the Ilgenfritz Gallery will be set up with live model portrait sketching.  No matter what your skill level, take a seat at an easel and make your mark.  We'll provide paper and charcoal, or bring your own materials.  Coleman Center Instructor Peter Dickison will be there with plenty of words of encouragement!  

There is something for everyone at Art After Dark - music filling the galleries, scavenger hunts for the little (and not so little) ones, and Gallery Games to keep you puzzling.  Meet friends or bring a date, get a drink, and and enjoy a lively night of inspired conversation and artful adventure!
 

The Newport String Project Season Opening Concert

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

The Newport Art Museum is pleased to host the launch of the Newport String Project's fourth season with a vibrant afternoon chamber music concert on October 9, at 2pm in the Historic N. A. Griswold House.  Featuring string quartets by Haydn and Schubert alongside rare duos by contemporary Icelandic composer Runnársdóttir, the event will also offer an opportunity to learn more about the Newport String Project’s plans for its fourth year. Project directors and violinists, EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks and Ealaín McMullin will be joined by guest musicians Tanya Maggi and Heath Marlow.

 

In its first three years, the Newport String Project has become a firm favorite for concert goers in Rhode Island and beyond. With its commitment to performing chamber music masterworks alongside rarely heard works by underrepresented composers, the project seeks to create dynamic and accessible concert experiences for all.

 

Learn more about the Newport String Project’s mission, community-based youth mentoring programs and upcoming season at http://www.newportstringproject.org.

 

Program

Franz Joseph Haydn String Quartet in E flat op 33 no 2 “The Joke”

Hildigunnar Runnársdóttir 10 Images for Two Violins

Franz Schubert String Quartet in a minor D. 804 “Rosamunde”

 

$25 Supporter ticket price 

$15 general admission ticket price 

$10 discounted ticket for Museum members 

All tickets include admission to the Museum

Seating is limited. Advance reservations recommended.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For tickets please call Callie Clarke at the Museum at 848-8200 x7983 or

Second Saturday

10 am     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

This month, "Second Saturdays" will take a closer look at the many faces of the Museum.  We have portraits everywhere!  What can we tell about the figures from the way they are portrayed by the artists?  How do the color palette, painting style and pose communicate their personality and attitude?  Children will create their own portrait or self-portrait, and then enjoy having their face painted to look like a favorite Museum face!

Join us for an inspired morning at the Museum!

Preregister HERE

 

2015 NetWorks 2016

World Premiere of 2016 NetWorks videos by Richard Goulis

1:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join us for the world premiere of the 2016 NetWorks videos by Richard Goulis. The videos accompany the the fifth and final NetWorks exhibition at the Newport Art Museum this fall.

 

Produced by Joseph A. Chazan, M.D., NetWorks has been an ongoing project showcasing and recording the work, achievements, methods and profiles of Rhode Island artists, each year since 2008. NetWorks 2015-2016 celebrates the creative energy of the state with video profiles of 24 artists by Richard Goulis, portraits of the artists by Scott Lapham, and an exhibition in the Newport Art Museum’s Cushing Gallery. A catalogue designed by Malcolm Grear Designers accompanies the exhibition.

 

The 2015 NetWorks 2016 exhibition will be on view at the Newport Art Museum October 1, 2016 - January 16, 2017.  Learn more here >

Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception

5 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the fun, see wonderful new art!

Thomas Russell  50 Years: Selected Paintings

James Watkins: Reminiscence

2015 NetWorks 2016

Photographers' Guild Members' Exhibition

DESIGNxRI Drinks with Designers

6 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

The Newport Art Museum and DESIGNxRI invite you to join us in a collaborative design celebration as part of DESIGN WEEK RI. “Drinks with Designers” is an evening speaker series aimed at shedding light on Rhode Island’s vast reservoir of gifted designers. Come mingle in the historic Griswold House, have a drink, and be inspired by art and design in Rhode Island! We’ll spotlight two industry professionals, from two different design disciplines, who will present their work and share their inspiration.

This event will welcome Patti Watson, Founder, Principal & Senior Designer at taste, and Jeff Soderbergh of Custom Sustainable Furnishings.

 

Patti Watson

Since founding taste in 2004, Patti has quickly established a reputation both for creative and thoughtful work and for assembling a team of talented designers. Together, they offer taste’s clients an array of capabilities and expertise beyond that of traditional design firms. 

Her extensive career in creative marketing and business development established Patti’s outstanding foundation of project management and provided opportunities for global travel. It was through this experience that she realized her true passion and appreciation for international culture, art and architecture. Inspired by an eclectic mix of styles and international influences, Patti left her corporate career behind to devote her professional life to design. 

Patti is a graduate of the interior design program at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). She began her professional design career with The Procaccianti Group, a hotel development company, where she worked on diverse projects that ranged from high-rise to boutique hotels. Patti is an allied member of the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) and also holds a Bachelors Degree in Management from Johnson & Wales University. 

She lives with her husband and daughter in Jamestown, Rhode Island.

 

Jeff Soderbergh

Custom Sustainable Furnishings is a full service design/build furnishings company. For over 25 years, Jeff has been creating award-winning custom furnishings and sculpture for both residential and commercial clients and collectors.  Out of his studio based in Newport, RI, Jeff Soderbergh focuses on creating one sustainable heirloom piece at a time. Each piece is exceptionally crafted using timeless joinery, the finest hand selected reclaimed materials and family friendly finishes for years of enjoyment and easy care.

There are already enough materials in existence today that we can utilize with stunning results.  Let's start looking at sustainable options through a different lens.  One that offers beautiful possibilities...

Jeff would like my work to have a thoughtful impact on the world that we all share, a nostalgic connection to our past and be beautiful.

 

FREE, RSVP here:


Read / Eat / Chat

"Murder At Beechwood: A Guilded Newport Mystery" by Alyssa Maxwell

noon     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join art lovers and avid readers for the monthly meeting of the Museum's book club. Read "Murder At Beechwood:  A Guilded Newport Mystery" by Alyssa Maxwell, bring a lunch and discuss!

Members: Free | Non-members: $5

Book Description:

Having turned down the proposal of Derrick Andrews, Emma Cross has no imminent plans for matrimony—let alone motherhood. But when she discovers an infant left on her doorstep, she naturally takes the child into her care. Using her influence as a cousin to the Vanderbilts and a society page reporter for the Newport Observer, Emma launches a discreet search for the baby’s mother.

One of her first stops is a lawn party at Mrs. Caroline Astor’s Beechwood estate. But an idyllic summer’s day is soon clouded by tragedy. During a sailboat race, textile magnate Virgil Monroe falls overboard. There are prompt accusations of foul play—and even Derrick Andrews falls under suspicion. Deepening the intrigue, a telltale slip of lace may link the abandoned child to the drowned man. But as Emma navigates dark undercurrents of scandalous indiscretions and violent passions, she’ll need to watch her step to ensure that no one lowers the boom on her…

Second Saturdays

Creative Movement

10 am     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

 The Newport Art Museum continues to engage and inspire the whole family with "Second Saturday" (September 10, 10a-12p), an engaging family-oriented program designed to inspire young minds and satisfy the curiosity of every member of the family.  Each Second Saturday is uniquely curated based on a theme, and includes a variety of activities geared for ages 3-10. This event joins the ranks of the many events and educational programs the Museum currently offers in its galleries at 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport.   And the best news?  Admission is free or by donation!  So, reacquaint your family with the Newport Art Museum. Details are available at NewportArtMuseum.org.

This month, "Second Saturday" blurs the line between visual art and dance.  In the visual arts, color helps establish mood and can illustrate movement.  Take a closer look at specially selected pieces from the collection with one of our gallery guides, and then translate those moods and brush strokes into collaborative, interpretive, creative dance gestures, culminating in an original dance performance! We will welcome guest instructor Tricia Callahan from Gladding School of Dance!

Art After Dark

Dab * Throw * Sketch * Print * DO!

5 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

New seasons call for new adventures, and for those of you who enjoy art-making and trying new media, September's Art After Dark is for you!  The galleries will be filled with opportunities to create art in a variety of ways, no matter what your skill level.  Take your seat at an easel in the Parlor Gallery to paint a watercolor version of one of the Museum's permanent collection landscape paintings. Coleman Center for Creative Studies watercolor instructor Jeannine Bestoso will share expert tips and techniques.  Haven't sketched a live model since Drawing 101 freshman year?  NEVER done it?  Join us at an easel in the Ilgenfritz Gallery!  Don't be shy - even if your figure has 2 heads and 3 arms, Coleman Center Instructor Peter Dickison will be there with plenty of words of encouragement!  Curious about printmaking and lithography?  Feel the magic of peeling a fresh print off the press with Coleman Center printmaking Instructor Meredith Fitzgerald.  Always wanted to try your hand at throwing a pot at a potter's wheel?  Have a seat!  This is a perfect opportunity to enjoy a hands-on primer in our clay studio led by Pell Award-winning Coleman Center Instructor Charlene Carpenzano. 

There is something for everyone at Art After Dark - music filling the galleries, scavenger hunts for the little (and not so little) ones, and Gallery Games to keep you puzzling.  We'll provide the art supplies, so bring your friends, grab a drink, and join us for a lively night of experimental art-making at the Museum and the Coleman Center for Creative Studies.  Come give art a whirl!  

newportFILM Screening

"Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back"

6 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

newportFILM outdoors, presented by Lila Delman Real Estate International, will present its last outdoor screening of the summer on the lawn of the Newport Art Museum. 


6:00 PM: venue & food vendors open

6:25 PM: pre-film music featuring: the mighty pines

7:35 PM (sunset): film, followed by conversation with dodie kazanjian
(VOGUE contributing editor)
 
EVENT DETAILS:

free popcorn courtesy of KIEL JAMES PATRICK
on-site food vendors: boru noodle bar, acacia cafe food truck, tricycle ice cream & lemons aid
BYO picnic, chairs & blankets
bike racks on-site provided by bike newport
rain venue: casino theatre, 9 freebody street, newport

 
Suggested Donation: $5 

 

RSVP: http://bit.ly/2bUUxpv

Antarctic Biennale

2:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Please join us on Friday, August 19 th at 2:30pm at the Newport Art Museum and be among the first to learn about the 1st Antarctic Biennale. Alexander Ponomarev, the commissioner and instigator of this innovative art Biennale, will speak about the importance of the project, which plans to bring together artists, visionaries, and scientists from around the world. Intercultural dialogue, supranationalism, and interdisciplinarity are concepts to be investigated in this pioneering endeavor, which reconceptualizes the Biennale platform.

Admission to this special presentation is free and seating is limited. Sending an

RSVP to: biennale@newportartmuseum.org is strongly encouraged.

Read / Eat / Chat

"The Architecture of Richard Morris Hunt" by Susan Stein

noon     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join art lovers and avid readers for the monthly meeting of the Museum's book club. Read "The Architecture of Richard Morris Hunt" by Susan Stein, bring a lunch and discuss!

Members: Free | Non-members: $5

Book Description:

This book of essays on the work of architect Richard Morris Hunt accompanies an exhibit jointly sponsored by the American Institute of Architects and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Nine essays by important scholars cover dif ferent aspects of the architect's work, including the Lenox Library and the gateway designs for Central Park. Da vid Chase's article on Hunt's domestic commissions, including the palatial Biltmore House, is especially interest ing. Drawings for the book and exhibit were selected from the vast Hunt col lection at the AIA. A complementary volume to Paul R. Baker's Richard Morris Hunt ( LJ 7/80), this well-illus trated book is highly recommended for most architecture collections.

Wet Paint

8 am     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Welcome to the 23rd Annual Wet Paint!

Presented by Bridger Logistics, LLC

 

"Under the Big Top!"

Wet Paint has become a marquee event in Newport. The weekend-long community art-fest draws visitors from across New England for a celebration of regional artists, culminating in a lively benefit auction. 

 

Visit our Wet Paint event page for more information >

Second Saturday

10 am     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join us for this month's Second Saturday as the Museum transforms for Wet Paint! Artists up to age 12 are welcome to create a piece for our weekend-long art festival. 

 

Visit our Wet Paint information page for more details and to register!


Wet Paint 2016

8 am     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

 

This year marks the 23rd annual Wet Paint at the Newport Art Museum! 

Wet Paint has become a marquee event in Newport. The weekend-long community art-fest draws visitors from across New England for a celebration of regional artists, culminating in a lively benefit auction. On the morning of Saturday, August 13, participating artists convene at the Museum to have their canvasses stamped. They explore the town and coastline in search of their favorite subjects  and views, and bring their completed works, still wet, back to the Museum to be installed in the Ilgenfritz Gallery late Saturday afternoon. In 2015 our 500 participating artists ranged in age from 5 months to spry nonagenarians!

 

Learn more!

Information for Artists

Information for Bidders 

Register now as an artist!

Or visit our Wet Paint event page for more information!

Art After Dark

Featuring Navy Band Northeast!

5 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Art After Dark this month will feature Newport's own Navy Band Northeast! 

Admission is free or by donation!

This month, Art After Dark welcomes Newport's own Navy Band Northeast for an outdoor Concert. This group of talented musicians from across the country is sure to entertain with a blend of jazz, funk, r&b, classic rock, Top 40 and maybe even a little country music!  Bring your blanket and chairs, and a picnic, wander the galleries, try your hand at a scavenger hunt, and relax on the lawn.  

 

Schedule of Events:
5:00 - 9:00 pm:   Galleries are open
6:00 pm:   Navy Band Northeast's Rhode Island Sound live performance under a tent on the Museum lawn
Gallery Games and Scavenger Hunts ongoing
 

Read / Eat / Chat

"The Decoration of Houses" by Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman, Jr.

noon     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join art lovers and avid readers for the monthly meeting of the Museum's book club. Read "The Decoration of Houses" by Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman, Jr., bring a lunch and discuss!

Members: Free | Non-members: $5

Book description:

Thousands of books on interior design have come and gone since the 1897 publication of this pioneering manual, but The Decoration of Houses remains, thanks to the insightful and inspiring advice of its co-authors. Before she became the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton was a society matron, remodeling a summer home in Newport, Rhode Island. With the able assistance of architect Ogden Codman, Jr., Wharton assembled this corrective to the rampant vulgarity of her nouveau riche neighbors. Wharton and Codman defied the excesses of the Gilded Age, counseling readers to reject the popular penchant for clutter in favor of simplicity and balance.

More than an engaging item of period charm, this historic guide offers examples of design rooted in architectural principles. Black-and-white photographs illustrate the authors' ideals of classic beauty, depicting grand ballrooms and spacious boudoirs as well as the elements common to homes of every size and era: doors and windows, walls and ceilings, floors, halls, and stairs. One of the genre's most important and influential titles, this volume sparked a Renaissance in American interior design, and its sound advice and practical approach remain forever in style.

July Clambake with DESIGNxRI

6:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Clambake is a gathering for designers, creatives, those who like design, and want to know more. It’s a time to get together, network and hear about some cool design work that is happening in RI. Meet presenters from different design disciplines and different phases of their career. Presentations are generally 15 minutes followed by Q&A.

 

WHEN: July 19, 2016
             6:30 pm — 8:30 pm

WHERE: Newport Art Museum
             76 Bellevue Avenue

COST: Free and open to the public

 

Ashley Van Etten is an illustrator and the owner of Willywaw, a Rhode Island-based studio making handmade goods from screenprinted textiles. Named after the ferocious, katabatic winds in the Strait of Magellan, Willywaw is inspired by nature. Ashley’s textiles are elemental, using natural fibers while depicting organic forms.

Ashley lived in Rockies and Northwest before settling in Rhode Island with her husband, Joe Beckham. Living in a coastal environment, as well as working with several URI biologists, has influenced many of her current designs of marine life, seaweed and microalgae. Ashley is observant by nature and her design aesthetic reflects her connection to living things and is essential to her life and work.

Ezra Smith founded Ezra Smith Design in late 2009 after seven years with Fontaine Design Group in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, during which he gained an understanding of the ergonomic practicalities of yacht interiors. His first major project for the firm was designing and detailing the interior guest spaces for “Paraiso”, a 108’ sloop that went on to win the 2004 International Superyacht Society Design Award for Best Sailing Yacht 23-36 meters, and he went on to serve as lead designer on several custom projects at FDG.

Since founding Ezra Smith Design, Ezra has been working with private clients as well as cementing relationships with some of the best builders, designers and project managers in the marine industry. To date, projects have ranged from hard wing sails and foiling systems for C Class catamarans, to a wheelchair accessible lobster yacht, to the complete interior layout and design of the Oliver Hazard Perry, a 190’ square-rigged sailing school vessel. The practicalities of marine design have proven a translatable skillset to land-based projects, allowing Ezra to pursue his other passion: residential architecture. To date ESD has designed waterfront homes for clients in Maine and Florida, and has completed over a dozen large renovation projects. Ezra has been a sailor from youth and currently enjoys time on the water with his family in Wickford, Rhode Island. Ezra received his degree in Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2002 and has degrees in Economics and Art History from Yale University.

Art After Dark

5 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)


Art After Dark this month will feature a very special program. Prepare to be moved, inspired, and entertained!


The Museum will welcome Baha Sadr, Director of Refugee Resettlement and Case Management, and Liliane Bisimwa, Rhode Island Refugee and Mentor Liason, from the Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island for an informal lecture and conversation as part of the Museum's “In Response” exhibition programming.


Using the current exhibition Of Water & Bone, new works by mother and daughter Gayle and Julia Mandle, as the backdrop, they will discuss the current global forced migration and refugee resettlement crisis, our current immigration policy, moral responsibility, and the Dorcas International Institute’s key role in welcoming newly arrived refugees from troubled regions all over the world. Liliane Bisimwa will also share the story of her family’s flight from their native Congo to Bangkok, and finally to Rhode Island, where she received assistance from the Dorcas International Institute and now helps place recently arrived refugees with volunteer mentors.


Following the “In Response” talk, Art After Dark will welcome a group of exceptional musicians from Shady Lea Guitars (Ariel & Victor) for live music with a hint of bluegrass!


Bring your blanket and picnic, and settle in to enjoy live music played from the porch of the historic Griswold house. Tricky Gallery Games and scavenger hunts will keep you and your family artfully engaged in the galleries.


Admission is free for members, $10 suggested donation for non-members


July 14, 2016 Program:
6:00pm In Response: Of Water & Bone and the Dorcas International Institute
7:00pm Live Music on the porch featuring musicians from Shady Lea Guitars
Gallery Games and Scavenger Hunts ongoing
 

Z food truck will also be in attendance with their delicious food (that is also good for you!)

Gallery Talk: Still Life Lives

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join us in the Cushing Gallery for an informal talk with Museum curator Nancy Whipple Grinnell as she discusses the collaborative exhibition, "Still Life Lives: Rhode Island Perspectives." 

Learn more about the history of still lifes by both historic and contemporary regional artists. Event is free with Museum admission.

Second Saturdays

10 am     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)


Cities by the Sea

Have an inspired morning! This month, "Second Saturday" celebrates Newport, the “City by the Sea” and our sister city, Shimoda Japan! Visit the Cushing gallery for a peek at our Japanese inspired art collection before settling in with local storyteller, Tim Johnson, as he brings to life a form of Japanese story telling called kamishibai (kah-mee-she-bye). Kamishibai means “paper theater”, an ancient storytelling practice using storyboards or picture cards, and will share the story of this art form with Allen Say's Kamishibai Man. Mister Tim has created a small paper kamishibai theater and will use it to tell the traditional Japanese folktale, The Peach Boy, and instruct children on how to make their own small theater at home! Finish up by exploring the galleries with our scavenger hunt!

 

Admission is free to Second Saturdays (donations welcome).

Please preregister by clicking here!


 

Beaux Arts Ball

6 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

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6pm: Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction

7:30pm: Seated Dinner

The Board of Trustees of the Newport Art Museum invite you to attend our annual Beaux Arts Ball, a gala fundraiser in celebration and support of the Museum’s mission to connect art and community. Proceeds from the Beaux Arts Ball provide vital support for the Museum’s operations, public programs, and exhibitions.

Join event co-chairs Kristen Coates, Molly de Ramel, and Elizabeth Ann Kahane for a festive evening honoring the Benson Family: John, Richard, Christopher, Nicholas, Oliver and Samuel Benson and the late John Howard and Esther Fisher Benson and Thomas Benson.

Reservations start at $350 per person for the entire evening. Seating for dinner is limited.

For night-owls who want to join the fun just for after-dinner drinks and dancing at 9:30, tickets are $125 per person.

 

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP

To learn about corporate sponsorship opportunities, download our Corporate Sponsorship packet or call Polly Lyman, Director of Development, at plyman@newportartmuseum.org or at 401-848-8200 x7990. 

 

To place an ad in our Gala program, download our Program Ad Spec Sheet.

 

Thank you to our Sponsors!

 

$20,000 Leadership Sponsors

William and Elizabeth Kahane

Nicholas and Shelley Schorsch

Shirley Madhere-Weil and Michael Weil


$10,000 Benefactor Sponsors 

Sandra and Grenville Craig

Bill and Jacalyn Egan

Pamela and David B. Ford

Bernard S. and Sarah M. Gewirz

Mrs. Samuel M.V. Hamilton

Mrs. Elizabeth Prince de Ramel 

Molly and Guillaume de Ramel

van Beuren Family

Robin and Fred Warren

Diane B. Wilsey

$5,000 Contributor Sponsors 

Joseph A. Chazan, MD

Linda Cerce

Cathy and Arthur Bert

Newport Hospital

Marlene M. Leatherbee

Parker Construction Company, Inc.

Shawmut Design and Construction

Cynthia Sinclair

Jessica Hagen
 

 

Read / Eat / Chat

"The Marriage of Opposites" by Alice Hoffman

noon     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join art lovers and avid readers for the monthly meeting of the Museum's book club. Read "The Marriage of Opposites" by Alice Hoffman, bring a lunch and discuss!

Members: Free | Non-members: $5

Book Description:

Growing up on idyllic St. Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris. Rachel’s mother, a pillar of their small refugee community of Jews who escaped the Inquisition, has never forgiven her daughter for being a difficult girl who refuses to live by the rules. Growing up, Rachel’s salvation is their maid Adelle’s belief in her strengths, and her deep, life-long friendship with Jestine, Adelle’s daughter. But Rachel’s life is not her own. She is married off to a widower with three children to save her father’s business. When her husband dies suddenly and his handsome, much younger nephew, Frédérick, arrives from France to settle the estate, Rachel seizes her own life story, beginning a defiant, passionate love affair that sparks a scandal that affects all of her family, including her favorite son, who will become one of the greatest artists of France - Camille Pissarro the Father of Impressionism.

Second Saturdays

10 am     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)


Let's Get the Rhythm!

Make some noise and make some art! Rhythm and pattern are everywhere - explore making rhythmic sounds, and finding rhythmic patterns in the artwork in the galleries. Using a variety of materials, children will create their own selection of instruments, while learning the fundamentals of percussive sounds and beats. Expand your children’s visual literacy skills with a mini guided Learning to Look tour where we’ll focus on close looking at one or two works selected especially for Second Saturday.

 

Admission is free to Second Saturdays (donations welcome).

Please preregister by clicking here!

Art After Dark

5 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Spend Newport Gallery Night on June 9 at the lively Newport Art Museum! The galleries are sporting 3 brand new and gorgeous exhibitions - This Newport: photographs by Thomas Palmer, Of Water & Bone: new works by Gayle Wells Mandle and Julia Barnes Mandle, and Still Life Lives: Rhode Island Perspectives, a group show featuring stunning still lives from the early 20th century to today. 

Join us at 6pm for Thomas Palmer's Gallery Talk in the Wright Gallery. Help us welcome our special guests from Shady Lea Guitars, Victor Main on guitar accompanied by vocalist Ariel Rose Bodman for live music beginning at 7:30 in the galleries. Sip a drink and test your wits with our tricky Gallery Game puzzlers and scavenger hunts. 

Find a special something at the Newport Art Museum / Elizabeth Conklin Museum Shop during Art After Dark and a 10% discount. The gifts just keep on giving! 

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

 

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Opening Reception for Summer Exhibitions

5 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the fun, see wonderful new art!

Of Water & Bone: New Work by Gayle Wells Mandle and Julia Mandle

This Newport: Photographs by Thomas Palmer

Still Life Lives: Rhode Island Perspectives

Newport Annual Pick-up

10 am – 5 pm     Cushing Gallery

Exhibiting artists in the Newport Annual: Members' Juried Exhibition can retrieve their work Monday and Tuesday between the hours of 10 am - 5 pm.

Newport Annual Pick-up

10 am – 5 pm     Cushing Gallery

Exhibiting artists in the Newport Annual: Members' Juried Exhibition can retrieve their work Monday and Tuesday between the hours of 10 am - 5 pm.

Music In the Galleries

Community String Project's Chamber Ensemble

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

The Chamber Ensemble is the most advanced adult string ensemble in the Community String Project and represents the finest musicians trained by CSP’s innovative music program. The Community String Project is an independent non-profit organization offering affordable and accessible orchestral string lessons to children and adults.

With an accomplished faculty and an advisory board including Sebastian Ruth (Artistic Director of Community Music Works) Francisco Noya (Resident Conductor of the RI Philharmonic) and Dr. Mark Churchill (Director, El Sistema, USA) CSP aims to transform lives through its innovative music program. The Chamber Ensemble is directed by Nathan Rodriquez, who has performed with several orchestras and ensembles across the United States including the National Festival Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.

Performing works by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Vivaldi and others, the Chamber Ensemble appears at various venues in the Bristol-Warren community.

 

Enjoy live music while you visit our galleries.  Free with admission.

Read / Eat / Chat

"Twilight of the Belle Epoque" by Mary McAuliffe

noon     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join art lovers and avid readers for the monthly meeting of the Museum's book club. Read "Twilight of the Belle Epoque" by Mary McAuliffe, bring a lunch and discuss!

Members: Free | Non-members: $5

Book Description:

In Twilight of the Belle Epoque, McAuliffe portrays Paris in full flower at the turn of the twentieth century, where creative dynamos such as Picasso, Matisse, Stravinsky, Debussy, Ravel, Proust, Marie Curie, Gertrude Stein, Jean Cocteau, and Isadora Duncan set their respective circles on fire with a barrage of revolutionary visions and discoveries. Such dramatic breakthroughs were not limited to the arts or sciences, as innovators and entrepreneurs such as Louis Renault, André Citroën, Paul Poiret, François Coty, and so many others—including those magnificent men and women in their flying machines—emphatically demonstrated. But all was not well in this world, remembered in hindsight as a golden age, and wrenching struggles between Church and state as well as between haves and have-nots shadowed these years, underscored by the ever-more-ominous drumbeat of the approaching Great War—a cataclysm that would test the mettle of the City of Light, even as it brutally brought the Belle Epoque to its close. Through rich illustrations and evocative narrative, McAuliffe brings this remarkable era from 1900 through World War I to vibrant life.

Second Saturdays

10 am     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)


Muses, Myths & Tall Tales

Come enjoy beast-making at the Museum! Create your own unique characters based on ancient mythic animals, gods and goddesses. The head of a griffin, a unicorn's horn, the wings of a pegasus, and a mermaid's tail? YUP! Listen to stories, visit the Museum's resident Griffin, take a peek at some inspiring drawings, and spend time with new friends. Expand your children’s visual literacy skills with a mini guided Learning to Look tour where we’ll focus on close looking at one or two works selected especially for Second Saturday.

 

Free Family-Friendly Museum Tour: 11:45am

Admission is free to Second Saturdays (donations welcome).

Please preregister by clicking here!

 

Art After Dark

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

Join us on May 12 as we applaud our Museum Studies (Muse) students at the opening reception of their curated exhibition here in the galleries! Our innovative Muse program fosters the next generation of art lovers, makers, curators and supporters. Food is art, too, and the Roger's High School Culinary students are prepared to WOW you, while you enjoy live jazz performed by the Portsmouth Abbey Jazz Band. We'll also be announcing the winner of the Popular Vote for the Newport Annual Show! Tricky Gallery Game puzzlers, scavenger hunts and stargazing on the lawn with Skyscrapers, Inc. Amateur Astronomical Society of Rhode Island!

Murder at the Museum: To Be or Not To Be

Presented by the Marley Bridges Theatre Company

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave.)

An interactive theatre experience. Search the galleries for clues and question suspects in this 90-minute, family-friendly murder mystery. Prices are discounted if you wear your 2016 Newport Winter Festival Button.

Murder at the Museum: To Be or Not To Be

Presented by the Marley Bridges Theatre Company

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave.)

An interactive theatre experience. Search the galleries for clues and question suspects in this 90-minute, family-friendly murder mystery. Prices are discounted if you wear your 2016 Newport Winter Festival Button.

Read / Eat / Chat

"Unknown Rockwell" by Nan O'Brien & James Edgerton

noon     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join art lovers and avid readers for the monthly meeting of the Museum's book club. Read "Unknown Rockwell" by Nan O'Brien & James Edgerton, bring a lunch and discuss!

Members: Free | Non-members: $5

Book Description:

This is the personal memoirs of James "Buddy" Edgerton, Norman Rockwell's neighbor in West Arlington, Vermont, for 14 years, and a frequent Rockwell model, as well as best friend with the Rockwell sons. This book was written with the full support of the Norman Rockwell Family and the Norman Rockwell Family Agency, the only book written to date by a non-family member to accurately reflect the life that Norman Rockwell lived and captured in his art during the most prolific time of his career. Soon to be a major motion picture (Spring 2015), "The Unknown Rockwell" is authentic, moving, poignant, and provides intimate details of the amazing friendship between the Rockwell and Edgerton families. Beautifully written by co-authors James "Buddy" Edgerton and Nan O'Brien, it contains personal family photographs of the families, as well as modeling photos and the illustrations that resulted. "The Unknown Rockwell" is the authentic story of two families tied by life and friendship in rural Vermont in the 1930s and 1940s, and the man who America regards as the pre-eminent 20th Century American artist. The Foreword is written by legendary Dick Clark.

Murder at the Museum: To Be or Not To Be

Presented by the Marley Bridges Theatre Company

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave.)

An interactive theatre experience. Search the galleries for clues and question suspects in this 90-minute, family-friendly murder mystery. Prices are discounted if you wear your 2016 Newport Winter Festival Button.

Art After Dark

Primavera & First Light Funeral

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

Welcome longer days, more sunlight, and the start of spring with friends and family at the Museum!  We’ll celebrate the advent of spring with “Primavera” and also bid a sad farewell to the Museum’s beloved 180 year old Fernleaf Beech tree.  Together with the Newport Arboretum and Catalyzing Newport steering committee members, the Museum will host First Light Funeral - New Orleans style – the kickoff event to the Lighting of the Beeches.  

The night will feature exhibiting Annual Member Show artist talks in the galleries, Chef’s in Residence Harvest Kitchen and Sweet Magnolia Soups, “seed bomb” making at the Coleman Center Maker Space, gallery games, scavenger hunts, mini tours of the galleries, and star gazing on the lawn with Skyscrapers, Inc., RI’s amateur astronomical society. 

First Light Funeral festivities will include Salve Regina University’s Jazz Ensemble performing New Orleans style jazz arrangements, Rhode Island ballet theater performances, and a special exhibit of hand-made shrine objects.  Guests will be invited to share their thoughts on leaf shaped notes that will be attached to the tree during the evening.  Finally, we’ll gather around the tree for a “tree eulogy” by Nancy Austin, noted local scholar. 

 

Special this night: 

5:30-7:00:  Guided “Close Looking” mini-tours

5:30-7:00:  Exhibiting Artist Gallery Talks in the Cushing Galleries

7:00-8:30:  First Light Funeral festivities

Chefs In Residence:  Harvest Kitchen and Sweet Magnolia Soups

Stargazing on the Museum lawn with Skyscrapers, Inc., RI's amateur astronomical society.  

Dress warmly and follow the luminaria for a very memorable night at the Newport Art Museum.

Murder at the Museum: To Be or Not To Be

Presented by the Marley Bridges Theatre Company

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave.)

An interactive theatre experience. Search the galleries for clues and question suspects in this 90-minute, family-friendly murder mystery. Prices are discounted if you wear your 2016 Newport Winter Festival Button.


Second Saturdays

El Día des los Niños/El Día des los Libros

10 am     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

This month, "Second Saturday" will join hundreds of libraries and schools nationwide in marking the 20th anniversary that El Día des los Niños/El Día des los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), an annual multicultural family literacy initiative, has been celebrated in the United States.  In partnership with the Providence Community Library, the Museum will host Ecuadorian visiting artist Ildefonso “Poncho” Franco for a grand collaborative multi-media collage project themed “Kids Around the World”.   Have an inspired morning!  Get your hands messy and enjoy meeting new friends while you create a large community art tapestry from a variety of materials.  Expand your children’s visual literacy skills with a mini guided Learning to Look tour where we’ll focus on close looking at one or two works selected especially for Second Saturday.


Workshop begins at 10:15am 
Learning to Look Family Tour 11:45
Griswold Hunt scavenger hunt 

Admission is free (donations welcome).

Preregistration is encouraged.
 

Murder at the Museum: To Be or Not To Be

Presented by the Marley Bridges Theatre Company

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave.)

An interactive theatre experience. Search the galleries for clues and question suspects in this 90-minute, family-friendly murder mystery. Prices are discounted if you wear your 2016 Newport Winter Festival Button.

Murder at the Museum: To Be or Not To Be

Presented by the Marley Bridges Theatre Company

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave.)

An interactive theatre experience. Search the galleries for clues and question suspects in this 90-minute, family-friendly murder mystery. Prices are discounted if you wear your 2016 Newport Winter Festival Button.

Murder at the Museum: To Be or Not To Be

Presented by the Marley Bridges Theatre Company

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave.)

An interactive theatre experience. Search the galleries for clues and question suspects in this 90-minute, family-friendly murder mystery. Prices are discounted if you wear your 2016 Newport Winter Festival Button.

Read / Eat / Chat

"Bernard Berenson: A Life in the Picture" Trade by Rachel Cohen

noon     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join art lovers and avid readers for the monthly meeting of the Museum's book club. Read Murder at Bernard Berenson: A Life in the Picture Trade by Rachel Cohen, bring a lunch and discuss! Members FREE, non-members $5.

Murder at the Museum: To Be or Not To Be

Presented by the Marley Bridges Theatre Company

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave.)

An interactive theatre experience. Search the galleries for clues and question suspects in this 90-minute, family-friendly murder mystery. Prices are discounted if you wear your 2016 Newport Winter Festival Button.


Second Saturdays

Providence Children's Film Festival

10 am – 12 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join us for a selection of this year's short film favorites curated especially for the Museum by the Providence Children's Film Festival!  Animation, live action, foreign and fabulous! Channel this inspiraton to create your own imaginative film story board and sculpt your mini lead character.  Don't miss it!

Screening starts at 10:15am 

Crafts immediately following screening

Family Friendly Museum Tour 11:45


Admission is free (donations welcome).  

Pre-registration is encouraged. 

Art After Dark

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

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

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Until winter finally loosens it's grip, warm up at the Museum, connect with friends and family, and feast your eyes on the vibrant colors on view in our galleries. Savor Lost Art Cultured Foods lovingly crafted, delicious krauts and kimchi, be inspired by Islay Taylor's extravagant mixed media neckpieces, explore the Museum's permanent collection, view the stars above through high-powered telescopes and learn the related mythical stories of the constellations. Enjoy a festive all-ages night out at the Museum.  Live music, early evening guided tours for children and late night "Insomniac Tours" for adults, an all-ages scavenger hunt of the Museum's permanent collection, hands-on crafts, libations and light refreshments.  

Special this night: 
6:00p  Guided Children's Tour of the Museum 
Gallery Conversation with sculptor and jewelry maker Islay Taylor
8:00p  Guided Insomniac Tour of the Museum 
Chef In Residence:  Lost Art Cultured Foods with delicious krauts and kimchi
Stargazing on the Museum lawn with Skyscrapers, Inc., RI's amateur astronomical society.  
Dress warmly and follow the luminaria for a magical night at the Newport Art Museum.

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

Murder at the Museum: To Be or Not To Be

Presented by the Marley Bridges Theatre Company

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave.)

SOLD OUT PERFORMANCE

An interactive theatre experience. Search the galleries for clues and question suspects in this 90-minute, family-friendly murder mystery. Prices are discounted if you wear your 2016 Newport Winter Festival Button.

Music In the Galleries

Community String Project's Chamber Ensemble

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

The Chamber Ensemble is the most advanced adult string ensemble in the Community String Project and represents the finest musicians trained by CSP’s innovative music program. The Community String Project is an independent non-profit organization offering affordable and accessible orchestral string lessons to children and adults.

With an accomplished faculty and an advisory board including Sebastian Ruth (Artistic Director of Community Music Works) Francisco Noya (Resident Conductor of the RI Philharmonic) and Dr. Mark Churchill (Director, El Sistema, USA) CSP aims to transform lives through its innovative music program. The Chamber Ensemble is directed by Nathan Rodriquez, who has performed with several orchestras and ensembles across the United States including the National Festival Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.

Performing works by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Vivaldi and others, the Chamber Ensemble appears at various venues in the Bristol-Warren community.


GALLERY TALK: Mary Dondero

2 – 3 pm     Illgenfritz Gallery

 

Join us in the Illgenfritz Gallery for an informal talk with Mary Dondero, exhibiting artist. Mary Dondero's exhibition, "Small Points in Time," draws inspiration from both natural environment and the artist's individual sense of place. Rather than pin down a simple, observable subject, this exhibition aims to instead capture and abstract the hidden beauty behind the elusive, fleeting feelings and experiences within the "constant state of impermanence in which we live."

Learn more about the vision, processes and inspiration behind her elusive and atmospheric works. Free with Museum admission.

Murder at the Museum: Puppet Masterpiece Theatre

Presented by the Marley Bridges Theatre Company

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave.)

An interactive theatre experience. Search the galleries for clues and question suspects in this 90-minute, family-friendly murder mystery. Prices are discounted if you wear your 2016 Newport Winter Festival Button.


Winter Speaker Series

"Reflections on an American Innovator" Elizabeth Williams

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Describing silver produced by the Gorham Manufacturing Company as “superbly elegant, perfect in design and execution,” the Providence Journal boldly claimed in 1850 that the “wealth of our city will see that it need not go abroad for the most luxurious ornaments for the table.” What was founded as a small shop by Jabez Gorham in 1831 in Providence, Rhode Island, rapidly expanded to become one of the nation’s leading producers of silver in the late 19th century. At the height of Gorham’s powers, its designs were celebrated nationally and internationally at world’s fairs. The company was commissioned to create everything from public presentation pieces and military awards to one-of-a-kind showstoppers for use in the private dining rooms of America’s elite. The resulting works reveal both an arc of uniquely American design and the aspirations of a youthful nation and its magnates. Acquired by the Rhode Island School of Design Museum in 1909, an appropriately-themed diminutive silver spoon with a chased handle in the shape of a harpoon and bowl formed as a whale swimming in waves became the first of 4,525 Gorham works now owned by the RISD Museum, including design drawings, bronzes, medals, jewelry, furniture and the largest single collection of Gorham silver.Williams joined the RISD Museum as Curator of Decorative Arts and Design in 2013. We are very excited to hear her speak about a very influential and local entity: Gorham Silver. 

 

Murder at the Museum: Puppet Masterpiece Theatre

Presented by the Marley Bridges Theatre Company

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave.)

An interactive theatre experience. Search the galleries for clues and question suspects in this 90-minute, family-friendly murder mystery. Prices are discounted if you wear your 2016 Newport Winter Festival Button.


Read / Eat / Chat

"American Wilderness" by Barbara Babcock Millhouse

noon     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join art lovers and avid readers for the monthly meeting of the Museum's book club. Read Murder at American Wilderness: The Story of the Hudson River School of Painting by Barbara Babcock Millhouse, bring a lunch and discuss! Members FREE, non-members $5.

Winter Speaker Series

"An Unscripted Encore" Ed Shea

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Ed Shea, the President and Artistic Director at 2nd Story Theatre in Warren, RI, established the theatre from the ground up starting right here in Newport. As a fan favorite from a past winter speaker series and someone who seems to never run out of stories, we are happy to welcome him back to the museum.   As the title suggests he will give an unscripted summery of his career and theatrical endeavors. 


Second Saturdays

Celebrate Lunar New Year!

10 am – 12 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Welcome in 2016 - The Year of the Monkey!  Learn about the animals of the Lunar calendar and their mythical personalities, listen to Lunar New Year stories while making your own traditional paper lantern.

 

Storytelling at 10:15am

Lantern-making ongoing

Family Friendly Museum Tour 11:45am


Admission is free to Second Saturdays (donations welcome).

Please preregister here!

Art After Dark

Of Myths and Celebrations

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


Animate the night, connect with friends and family, and celebrate mythical stories from around the world.  Visit Jason E. Smith's "Outer Myths" exhibition, create a traditional Lunar New Year craft, explore the Museum's permanent collection, view the stars above through high-powered telescopes and learn the related mythical stories of the constellations. The Museum will be alive with sights and sounds for all ages.  Live music, early evening guided tours for children and late night "Insomniac Tours" for adults, an all-ages scavenger hunt of the Museum's permanent collection, hands-on crafts, libations and light refreshments.  

Special this night: 
Roger Williams University Professor Dale Leavitt will speak about the University's Oyster Nursery and Gardening program
5:30p  Guided Children's Tour of the Museum
6:00p  Gallery Talk with Exhibiting Artist Jason E. Smith on his current work "Outer Myths" in the Wright Gallery
8:00p  Guided Insomniac Tour of the Museum 
Chef In Residence:  Roger Williams University "Ferry Cliff Farm" oysters freshly shucked at our Raw Bar
Stargazing on the Museum lawn with Skyscrapers, Inc., RI's amateur astronomical society.  
Dress warmly and follow the luminaria for a magical night at the Newport Art Museum.

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

Winter Speaker Series

"Jamie Wyeth, and Family Too" Elliot Bostwick Davis

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Elliot Bostwick Davis is curator at the Museum of Fine Art, Boston (MFA) and author of the book “Jamie Wyeth”. Davis joined the MFA in 2001 as Chair of the Art of the Americas Department where she then led the department’s curatorial staff in the planning and installation of the Museum’s new wing for the Art of the Americas. Come and engage with Elliot and all things Wyeth. 

Opening Reception

5 – 7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

The Opening Reception for the new winter exhibitions. Join the fun, see wonderful new art and be here for the announcement of prizes awarded in the Newport Annual Juried Exhibition.

**UPDATE: Although the museum will be closed today, Feb. 5th, due to snow, we will open for the Opening Reception at 5pm as planned!**

Winter Speaker Series

"Art, Music, and Literature: Does Evolution Really Explain Everything?" Kenneth Miller

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

As Charles Darwin foresaw, contemporary science has confirmed that evolution really does explain the origin of species, including our own. But does it really explain everything else about human nature? Some advocates of Sociobiology and Evolutionary Psychology have claimed that evolution’s ability to shape instinctive behavior accounts not only for the structure of human social institutions, but also for our tastes in music, art, and literature. They propose a kind of “consilience,” a coming together of knowledge around evolutionary principles that will render the humanities subservient to an all-knowing, all-explaining biology of human nature. From my own standpoint as a biologist and advocate for the public understanding of evolution, I will examine the actual science behind this movement and ask whether the humanities are indeed about to be overwhelmed by a rising tide of knowledge and understanding from the natural sciences.

 

Winter Speaker Series

"Here's Looking at US: A Russian Perspective" Peter Zwack

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Brig. Gen. Zwack retired after more than 34 years of U.S. military service in key leadership and staff positions in Afghanistan, South Korea, Balkans and Germany. His most recent positon was representing the U.S. Department of Defense as senior defense attaché to the Russian Federation in Moscow, where he was eyewitness to the tumultuous events and troubling changes involving Russia and our security relationship over the past year. Zwack has received many awards and decorations including the Bronze Star, Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, the Afghanistan, Kosovo, Korea and NATO Medals, the Ranger Tab and Paratrooper badge.

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Read / Eat / Chat

"Murder at Marble House" by Alyssa Maxwell

noon     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join art lovers and avid readers for the monthly meeting of the Museum's book club. Read Murder at Marble House by Alyssa Maxwell, bring a lunch and discuss! Members FREE, non-members $5.

Winter Speaker Series

"Magical Seas Through Inspired Lens" Onne van der Wal

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Onne van der Wal of Newport, Rhode Island is one of the most prolific and talented marine photographers in the world of sailing. As the bowman and engineer aboard the Dutch maxi-boat Flyer II, van der Wal won all four legs of the 1981-82 Whitbread Round the World Race. Along the way, he took his camera with him everywhere he went, even to the top of the mast and the end of the spinnaker pole.

While he has an artist’s eye for composition and color, Onne is also a perfectionist when it comes to the technical aspects of his craft. As a member of the elite Canon Explorers of Light, a group of the most influential photographers and cinematographers in the world, he is always pushing the equipment and the technology forward. He often works with equipment manufacturers to improve their gear and shot the 2013 America’s Cup with a prototype Canon 4K video camera.

 

Despite all of the accolades and accomplishments over a career that has covered more than three decades and all seven seas, Onne van der Wal is always looking forward to the next assignment. To see more of Onne van der Wal’s work, visit vanderwal.com    

 

 

Art After Dark

A Bright New Year

5 – 9 pm     Griswold House

Join us for a sparkling night at the Museum and celebrate the start of a brand new year of art and exploration!  The evening will feature a special live music performance by Sky Sabin, early evening guided tours for children and late night "Insomniac Tours" for adults, an all-ages scavenger hunt of the Museum's permanent collection, hands-on crafts, libations and light refreshments.  

Special this night - discover the power of the earth and the gemstones it creates, learn their attributes, sources and uses, in an informal discussion with fine jeweler Tiffany Peay.  Then ponder the vastness of the universe with Skyscrapers, Inc, Rhode Island's amateur astronomical society.  They'll train their high powered telescopes at the wide sky above so visitors may observe the waxing crescent Moon, the beautiful open cluster, the Pleiades, and other deep sky objects and constellations, while learning their related myths. 

Dress warmly and follow the luminaria for a magical night at the Museum.
Admission is free.

Coleman Center Open House

Meet our instructors, check out our studios, sign up for classes!

10 am – 1 pm     Coleman Center (26 Liberty Street)

Drop in to meet the teaching artists at The Coleman Center for Creative Studies as we host a variety of workshops in 2 dimensional, 3 dimensional and digital media. This is guaranteed to be a great day for every one of all abilities and ages! Workshops are scheduled from 1-4 p.m. and refreshments will be served.

Receive a pass for Free Museum Admission to all who attend the open house.

Call the Coleman Center at (401) 848-2787 with inquiries. We hope you can drop in!

Winter Speaker Series

"How to Watch the 2016 Elections" Darrell West

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Darrell West will discuss the candidates, issues, and strategies involved in the 2016 elections. What should people watch for and how should they evaluate the complicated nominating processes in the Republican and Democratic primaries? With major challenges in domestic and foreign policy, the 2016 campaign is shaping up as one of the most important in recent years. I will provide a roadmap for how to make sense of this election.

The Darrell West lecture is Sold Out.

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Second Saturdays

Healthy New Year

10 am – 12 pm     Griswold House

Celebrate the start of a "Healthy New Year" at the Museum! The bright Studio Gallery and Damon Gallery in the historic Griswold House will be transformed into light-filled yoga studios.  

The Museum will welcome Kelly Guertin of Bellani Maternity, in Warwick, RI.  Kelly will lead parents and infants six months and younger in an Itsy-Bitsy Baby Yoga session, and a Kiddo Yoga Session for ages 1 on up, for a series of fun stretches and movements.  She'll keep an experienced eye on correct posture while you concentrate on reviving your body and mind.  Once limbered up, enjoy a guided tour of the Museum designed for young ears and eyes and discover hidden treasures with the Griswold Hunt scavenger hunt. Space is limited for yoga so pre-registration is required, but all of the other Second Saturday activities are open to all who wish to drop in.
Admission is free.


Register Now
Yoga begins at 10:15 and 11:00
Guided Family Tour begins at 11:45

New Year's Day

10 am – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Museum & Coleman Center closed. 

New Year's Eve

10 am – 1 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

The Museum open until at 1 pm. Coleman Center closed. 

Murder at the Museum

Naughty or Nice

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Search the galleries for clues and question suspects to solve the crime! Reservations strongly recommended but not required. Doors open at 6:30pm.

The plot: It's Christmas 1892 and you are invited to the Griswold family Christmas party.  As gifts are opened, tensions with the family come to a head during the Yankee Gift Swap, showing who has been naughty and who has been nice this year. Selfish siblings, nosy neighbors, misers, grudge-holders, and more spoil the holiday spirit and sour the eggnog - so much so, that a party guest ends up dead!

Christmas Day

10 am – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Museum & Coleman Center closed. 

Christmas Eve

10 am – 1 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

The Museum open until at 1 pm. Coleman Center closed. 

Music in the Galleries

Live Music by St. Mary's Choir

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Enjoy live music as you stroll through our galleries and current exhibitions, free with the price of Museum admission. Performance by St. Mary's Choir. 

Murder at the Museum

Naughty or Nice

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Search the galleries for clues and question suspects to solve the crime! Reservations strongly recommended but not required. Doors open at 6:30pm.

The plot: It's Christmas 1892 and you are invited to the Griswold family Christmas party.  As gifts are opened, tensions with the family come to a head during the Yankee Gift Swap, showing who has been naughty and who has been nice this year. Selfish siblings, nosy neighbors, misers, grudge-holders, and more spoil the holiday spirit and sour the eggnog - so much so, that a party guest ends up dead!

The Dickens Christmas Feast

7 – 10 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for a Victorian celebration of the season in the historic John N.A. Griswold House. The night includes a holiday choral concert, dancing, a four-course meal and mingling with costumed characters from Newport's Gilded Age, as they try to restore good humor to a local "scrooge". Buy tickets online or call (401) 324-9436. Click here for more information. 


Second Saturdays

Family-Friendly Programming in the Galleries (ages 3 - 10)

10 am – 12 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Tour the historic halls of the Newport Art Museum for inspiration in making your own Gilded Age accessory.  Perhaps a lacy collar, hair piece, hat or cravat.  Then pose for your portrait behind a gilded frame at our Photo Booth.  Family Tours at 10:15am and 11am.  Crafts and Photo Booth ongoing, 10am - 12pm. Admission is free.

The Dickens Christmas Feast

7 – 10 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for a Victorian celebration of the season in the historic John N.A. Griswold House. The night includes a holiday choral concert, dancing, a four-course meal and mingling with costumed characters from Newport's Gilded Age, as they try to restore good humor to a local "scrooge". Buy tickets online or call (401) 324-9436. Click here for more information. 

Newport Gallery Night

5 – 8 pm     NEWPORT Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Museum is open, admission is free. Learn more about Newport Gallery Night here

 


Art After Dark

5 – 10 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join us for our exciting new late night event, Art After Dark. Enjoy guided tours, art making opportunities, refreshments, live music, demonstrations and more. Admission is FREE.


MUSE Opening

"MUSE Exhibition"

5 – 7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Opening reception for the "MUSE Exhibition," a show curated by local high school students in the Museum's MUSE programs. Learn more about MUSE

Murder at the Museum

Naughty or Nice

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Search the galleries for clues and question suspects to solve the crime! Reservations strongly recommended but not required. Doors open at 6:30pm.

The plot: It's Christmas 1892 and you are invited to the Griswold family Christmas party.  As gifts are opened, tensions with the family come to a head during the Yankee Gift Swap, showing who has been naughty and who has been nice this year. Selfish siblings, nosy neighbors, misers, grudge-holders, and more spoil the holiday spirit and sour the eggnog - so much so, that a party guest ends up dead!

Giving Tuesday

12 am – 11:59 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. Donate to the Museum here

Calligraphy Gifts

Holiday workshop with Jeannine Bestoso

6 – 9 pm     Coleman Center (26 Liberty Street)

This is a course in fine lettering to create illuminated initials or monograms to be a gift for the holidays. Works will be created with enlarged letters, watercolor and/or ink, and through experimenting with different lettering tools, approaches and papers. Call or email the instructor to discuss your ideas and the possibilities.  If you like working in fine detail this is the class for you. Runs Mondays, November 30 - December 21 (4 sessions).

SIGN UP or call 401-848-ARTS (2787)


Hand Painted Holiday Miniatures (Section 1)

Holiday workshop with Peter Dickison

6 – 8:30 pm     Coleman Center (26 Liberty Street)

?Enjoy hands-on holiday spirit by creating hand painted holiday ornaments. Your instructor will do brief demos and provide a variety of fun objects to make miniature scenes and vignettes in acrylic paint, all for hanging on wreaths, mantels and trees! Runs Monday & Tuesday, November 30 & December 1. 

SIGN UP or call 401-848-ARTS (2787)

Murder at the Museum

Naughty or Nice

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Search the galleries for clues and question suspects to solve the crime! Reservations strongly recommended but not required. Doors open at 6:30pm.

The plot: It's Christmas 1892 and you are invited to the Griswold family Christmas party.  As gifts are opened, tensions with the family come to a head during the Yankee Gift Swap, showing who has been naughty and who has been nice this year. Selfish siblings, nosy neighbors, misers, grudge-holders, and more spoil the holiday spirit and sour the eggnog - so much so, that a party guest ends up dead!


Faculty & Student Holiday Arts Sale

10 am – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Buy unique holiday gifts while supporting local artists and arts education! All gifts are made by faculty and students at the Museum's art school, the Coleman Center for Creative Studies. We'll have ceramics, jewelry, paintings, prints and more!

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Faculty & Student Holiday Arts Sale

12 – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Buy unique holiday gifts while supporting local artists and arts education! All gifts are made by faculty and students at the Museum's art school, the Coleman Center for Creative Studies. We'll have ceramics, jewelry, paintings, prints and more!

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Thanksgiving

10 am – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

The Museum and Coleman Center will be closed. 

Hand Built Holiday

Holiday workshop with Maggie Ramey

6 – 9 pm     Coleman Center (26 Liberty Street)

In this class you will make simple, yet memorable, items to give (or keep) such as ornaments, spoon rests, soap dishes, and bowls. All instruction and materials provided using easy clay slab technique. All you need is enthusiasm! Runs Tuesdays, November 24 - December 15 (4 sessions). 

SIGN UP or call 401-848-ARTS (2787)

Murder at the Museum

Naughty or Nice

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Search the galleries for clues and question suspects to solve the crime! Reservations strongly recommended but not required. Doors open at 6:30pm.

The plot: It's Christmas 1892 and you are invited to the Griswold family Christmas party.  As gifts are opened, tensions with the family come to a head during the Yankee Gift Swap, showing who has been naughty and who has been nice this year. Selfish siblings, nosy neighbors, misers, grudge-holders, and more spoil the holiday spirit and sour the eggnog - so much so, that a party guest ends up dead!

Media Teachers' Lab

Starting and Growing a Film Program: Elementary through High School

4 – 6 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join us for the GiveMe5 Media Teachers’ Lab. Whether you are a school administrator, teacher, librarian or community program director, come hear three of our GiveMe5 film educator coaches, discuss your challenges and share solutions.  GiveMe5 is a network dedicated to the creation and support of youth media.  Three teachers (Brien Jennings of Narragansett Elementary School, Nick Marcoux of Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts, Providence, and Katie Reaves of Beacon School for the Arts, Woonsocket)  will share their very different programs—how they started, what role they play in the curriculum, challenges they face, and what students produce. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.  Click here to register.

Doors open at 3:30pm for check-in and refreshments.


Read / Eat / Chat

"The Act of Acquiring*" by Mary Gabriel

noon     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join art lovers and avid readers for the monthly meeting of the Museum's book club. Read the book, bring a lunch and discuss! Members FREE, non-members $5.

*Full title: "The Act of Acquiring: A Portrait of Etta and Claribel Cone" 

Photo Guild Meeting

Members Presentations

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Three Guild members selected by the Board will share their vision and artistry. Learn more at NewportPhotoGuild.org.

Second Saturdays

Family-Friendly Programming in the Galleries (ages 3 - 10)

10 am – 12 pm     NEWPORT Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Celebrate America Recycles Day at the Museum!  Bring those broken doll parts, the wheels missing a truck, and homeless puzzle pieces and transform them into gorgeous, sculptural, ART!  Find inspiration in the art and environmental message of Newport's own "junk assemblage" artist, Tom Deininger, while you build your own junk-collages.  Crafts ongoing, 10am - 12pm. Admission is free.

Murder at the Museum

Naughty or Nice - Special Friday Night Performance

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Search the galleries for clues and question suspects to solve the crime! Reservations strongly recommended but not required. Doors open at 6:30pm.

The plot: It's Christmas 1892 and you are invited to the Griswold family Christmas party.  As gifts are opened, tensions with the family come to a head during the Yankee Gift Swap, showing who has been naughty and who has been nice this year. Selfish siblings, nosy neighbors, misers, grudge-holders, and more spoil the holiday spirit and sour the eggnog - so much so, that a party guest ends up dead!


Handmade Holiday

Holiday workshop with Charlene Carpenzano

12:30 – 3 pm     Coleman Center (26 Liberty Street)

Come and enjoy holiday merriment in our festive clay studio.  Make ornaments, plates and other handmade ceramics to give your friends and family.  No experience necessary. Runs Fridays, November 13 - December 11 (4 sessions).

SIGN UP or call 401-848-ARTS (2787)

Art After Dark

5 – 10 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join us for our exciting new late night event, Art After Dark. Enjoy guided tours, art making opportunities, refreshments, live music, demonstrations and more. Admission is FREE.


Gallery Night

5 – 8 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Museum galleries are open and admission is free. 

Veterans Day

10 am – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Museum open 10 am - 4 pm for this Wednesday holiday. 

Coleman Center closed. 

"Connecting the Dots" Lecture

7 – 9 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

A lecture by Robert Van Petten, "Connecting the Dots: A Career in Photography" presented by the Art League of Rhode Island

Life as Art and Art as Life in Paris

Talk featuring acclaimed author Elaine Sciolino

6 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Paris is more than just the formal Art of Picasso and Degas and Haussmann and the Ecole des Beaux Arts.  Daily life in Paris is an art form in itself.  Ready to learn more?  Join acclaimed author Elaine Sciolino for a talk on her new book The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs, to be released in November by W.W. Norton and Company. The event, co-sponsored by the Newport Art Museum and the Alliance Francaise of Newport.

Sciolino, former Paris bureau chief (and now Paris correspondent) of the New York Times, invites readers on a tour of her favorite Parisian street in her book. “I can never be sad on the Rue des Martyrs,” Sciolino explains, as she celebrates the neighborhood’s rich history and vibrant lives.

About the Author: Sciolino is the author of La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life, Persian Mirrors: The Elusive Face of Iran, and The Outlaw State: Saddam Hussein’s Quest for Power and the Gulf Crisis. In 2010, she was decorated as a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor for her “special contribution” to the friendship between France and the United States.

The event is free but space is limited and reservations are required. For further information, contact the Alliance Francaise at 401-622-2558 or the Museum at 401-842-8200.                    

MAKE A RESERVATION

Gallery Talk & Performance Piece

with Elizabeth Duffy, Brian Miller, Nathalie Alessi and Maja Jantar

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join Elizabeth Duffy and Brian Miller for a Gallery Talk on their exhibition A Series of Minor Miracles, free with admission.

A live performance piece, Waves Wash Over the Signal of the Incoming Train, by Belgian artists Nathalie Alessi and Maja Jantar will immediately follow the Gallery Talk. Alessi and Jantar will perform their collaborative multi-media piece in conjunction with A Series of Minor Miracles.  The piece combines music, poetry, performance and visual art, and is inspired by the work of the Russian composer Alexander Scriabin.  Please join us for a rare opportunity to see their live performance piece and meet with the artists.
 

Murder at the Museum

...with a Revolver

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Search the galleries for clues and question suspects to solve the crime! Reservations strongly recommended but not required. Doors open at 6:30pm.

The plot: You are invited to the "Murder Mystery" themed party hosted at the Griswold House in the late 1890s. Play a role and be part of the intrigue. Keep your eyes and ears open throughout the evening in order to solve the who, why, where and how before someone else ends up dead. 

Coleman Center Exhibition

"RI Open Drawing Exhibition"

10 am     Coleman Center (26 Liberty Street)

"Rhode Island Open Drawing Exhibition" now on view in the Coleman Center Gallery through November 31st. 

Music in the Galleries

Newport String Project

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Enjoy the sounds of Newport String Project, featuring violinists EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks and Ealain McMullin, as you stroll through our galleries and current exhibitions, free with the price of Museum admission.

Enjoy chamber music from classical minuets to folk tunes from around the world to old-time fiddle tunes to ragtime favorites. The Newport String Project is a music performance and youth mentoring initiative bringing a series of professional chamber music concerts to the community and offering a unique music education program to children at the Martin Luther King Center.

Murder at the Museum

...with a Revolver

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Search the galleries for clues and question suspects to solve the crime! Reservations strongly recommended but not required. Doors open at 6:30pm.

The plot: You are invited to the "Murder Mystery" themed party hosted at the Griswold House in the late 1890s. Play a role and be part of the intrigue. Keep your eyes and ears open throughout the evening in order to solve the who, why, where and how before someone else ends up dead. 


Appraisal Day

Skinner Appraisal Weekend

10 am – 3 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Meet privately with an expert appraiser from Skinner, Inc. who will examine your fine art, discuss issues of age and condition, and give you a verbal appraisal based on current market prices for similar examples.

Appraisal categories include: paintings, prints, photographs, works on paper, and sculpture. Limit three items per person. $20 per item or $50 for three.

Reservations are on first-come first served basis and are currently open only to Newport Art Museum members. Reservations will open to the general public October 16. Call Elaine at 401-619-7277 to reserve your spot or to become a member

Pitfalls of Art Collecting 101

Skinner Appraisal Weekend

6:30 – 8 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Robin Starr, Director of American & European Works of Art at Skinner, Inc., will discuss the pitfalls of art collecting in this evening lecture. Starr specializes in paintings and prints from the 19th and early 20th centuries.  She is widely regarded as one of Skinner's most vibrant and animated auctioneers. Members FREE, non-members $10.


Patron's Reception

Skinner Appraisal Weekend

5:30 – 6:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Museum donors at the “Maud Howe Elliott” level will enjoy an aperitif to talk with Robin Starr of Skinner, Inc., prior to her evening lecture.

Patrons at the $1000 level will receive a separate invitation to this reception.

Photo Guild Meeting

featuring Michael Rice

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Monthly meeting of the Photographers' Guild, featuring "Becoming a Student of Light and Color," a presentation by Michael Rice. Learn more at NewportPhotoGuild.org.

Gallery Talk

"Reviving Durr Freedley"

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join curator Nancy Whipple Grinnell for a Gallery Talk on "Reviving Durr Freedley," free with admission. 

Murder at the Museum

...with a Revolver

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Search the galleries for clues and question suspects to solve the crime! Reservations strongly recommended but not required. Doors open at 6:30pm.

The plot: You are invited to the "Murder Mystery" themed party hosted at the Griswold House in the late 1890s. Play a role and be part of the intrigue. Keep your eyes and ears open throughout the evening in order to solve the who, why, where and how before someone else ends up dead. 

Art Trip: Portland, ME

Overnight Art Trip to Portland Maine

8 am     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join us for an only overnight Art Trip, Thursday & Friday, October 15 & 16. The trip includes two days of unlimited admission to the Portland Museum of Art, a PMA docent led private tour through Winslow Homer's Studio on Prouts Neck and a fabulous tasting menu dinner! 

This trip is full. Stay tuned for future Art Trips!

Read / Eat / Chat

"Duveen*" by S.N. Behrmen

noon     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join art lovers and avid readers for the monthly meeting of the Museum's book club. Read the book, bring a lunch and discuss! Members FREE, non-members $5.

*Full title: "Duveen - The Story of the Most Spectacular Art Dealer of All Time" 

"STEM to STEAM from the Trenches" Lecture

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

A lecture on keeping art and design in the forefront of education and research, by Babette Allina. Presented by the Art League of Rhode Island. 

Columbus Day

10 am – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Museum open 10am - 4pm for this Monday holiday. 

Coleman Center closed. 

Murder at the Museum

...with a Revolver

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Search the galleries for clues and question suspects to solve the crime! Reservations strongly recommended but not required. Doors open at 6:30pm.

The plot: You are invited to the "Murder Mystery" themed party hosted at the Griswold House in the late 1890s. Play a role and be part of the intrigue. Keep your eyes and ears open throughout the evening in order to solve the who, why, where and how before someone else ends up dead. 


Second Saturdays

Family-Friendly Programming in the Galleries (ages 3 - 10)

10 am – 12 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Explore the world through film with the Providence Children's Film Festival.  Enjoy a collection of ocean themed short films curated especially for the Museum in the City by the Sea.  Make your own movie flip books, and craft a special sea character inspired by one of the films.  Films will screen at 10:15am and 11:15am.  Crafts ongoing, 10am - 12pm. Admission is free.

Newport Gallery Night

5 – 8 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Museum is open, admission is free. Learn more about Newport Gallery Night here


Art After Dark

5 – 10 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join us for the debut of Art After Dark, our new late-night arts programming event, held during Newport Gallery Night. We will be offering special guided tours for children and late night tours for adults, a collaborative mixed media collage activity, faculty-led color-mixing workshop, and a mixologist session for adults. Admission is free. Learn more.

A special note to those special individuals with red hair: in honor of one of our favorite portraits by Howard Gardiner Cushing of his beautiful wife (and favorite model), Ethel Cochrane Cushing, who had long golden-red hair, Red Heads get one free drink! 

Murder at the Museum

...with a Revolver

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Search the galleries for clues and question suspects to solve the crime! Reservations strongly recommended but not required. Doors open at 6:30pm.

The plot: You are invited to the "Murder Mystery" themed party hosted at the Griswold House in the late 1890s. Play a role and be part of the intrigue. Keep your eyes and ears open throughout the evening in order to solve the who, why, where and how before someone else ends up dead. 

Murder at the Museum

...with a Revolver

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Search the galleries for clues and question suspects to solve the crime! Reservations strongly recommended but not required. Doors open at 6:30pm.

The plot: You are invited to the "Murder Mystery" themed party hosted at the Griswold House in the late 1890s. Play a role and be part of the intrigue. Keep your eyes and ears open throughout the evening in order to solve the who, why, where and how before someone else ends up dead. 

Opening Reception

5 – 7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join us as we celebrate the opening of our fall exhibitions. Members get in free, $10 suggested donation for non-members. Cash bar. 


Coleman Center Exhibition

"Daffodils en Plein Air"

4 pm     Coleman Center (26 Liberty Street)

"Daffodils en Plein Air" now on view in the Coleman Center Gallery through October 1st. Learn more about Daffodillian campaign

Scholarship Deadline

4 pm     Coleman Center (26 Liberty Street)

Deadline to apply for Coleman Center fall scholarships. Forms available here

Music in the Galleries

CANCELLED

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

This Music in the Galleries event has been cancelled.

Murder at the Museum

...with a Revolver

7 pm     newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Search the galleries for clues and question suspects to solve the crime! Reservations strongly recommended but not required. Doors open at 6:30pm.

The plot: You are invited to the "Murder Mystery" themed party hosted at the Griswold House in the late 1890s. Play a role and be part of the intrigue. Keep your eyes and ears open throughout the evening in order to solve the who, why, where and how before someone else ends up dead. 

Drinks & Designers

Newport-based designers: Thomas Degremont & Tanya Kelley

6 – 7:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

The Newport Art Museum and DESIGNxRI invite you to join us in a collaborative design celebration as part of DESIGN WEEK RI. "Drinks with Designers" is an evening speaker series aimed at shedding light on Rhode Island's vast reservoir of gifted designers. Come mingle in the historic Griswold House, have a drink, and be inspired by art and design in Rhode Island! We'll spotlight two industry professionals, from two different design disciplines, who will present their work and share their inspiration. Audience Q & A to follow. 

Newport-based designers, Thomas Degremont, Naval Architect from Langan Design and Tanya Kelley, Landscape Architect, PLACEstudio Landscape Design will kick-off of this collaborative event! Learn more.

Tickets & Registration: Coming to the event?  Register here so we know to expect you, then pay at the door. Registration is recommended but not required. Drinks with Designers is free with general Museum admission, and completely free for Newport Art Museum members.  


Read / Eat / Chat

"The Painter's Chair*" by High Howard

noon     Griswold House

Join art lovers and avid readers for the monthly meeting of the Museum's book club. Read the book, bring a lunch and discuss! Members FREE, non-members $5.

*Full title: "The Painter's Chair: George Washington and the Making of American Art" 

Photo Guild Meeting

featuring Rob Van Petten

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Monthly meeting of the Photographers' Guild, featuring "Advertising and Fashion Photography," a presentation by Rob Van Petten. Learn more at NewportPhotoGuild.org.

Daffodils en Plein Air

A Daffodillion event hosted by the Newport Art Museum

10 am     Coleman Center (26 Liberty Street)

Open call for all artists to contribute their Daffodil themed works of art (any medium), September 14 - 21 to the Coleman Center for Creative Studies for judging and awards.

The art will be displayed in the Coleman Center Gallery from September 25 - October 3. All art entered will be auctioned off at a later date with proceeds going to purchase daffodil bulbs for the Daffodillion free bulb give-away in October. 

 

 


Fall Classes Begin

8 am     Coleman Center (26 Liberty Street)

First day of fall classes at the Coleman Center! Browse our course listings here!

Murder at the Museum

...with a Revolver

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Search the galleries for clues and question suspects to solve the crime! Reservations strongly recommended but not required. Doors open at 6:30pm.

The plot: You are invited to the "Murder Mystery" themed party hosted at the Griswold House in the late 1890s. Play a role and be part of the intrigue. Keep your eyes and ears open throughout the evening in order to solve the who, why, where and how before someone else ends up dead. 

 


Second Saturdays

Family Programming in the Galleries

10 am – 12 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Family programming in the galleries. 

Admission by donation. 

Screening of FILM|1

6:30 – 9 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Free screening of FILM|1, a documentary film by the RI Art Archive Project presented by the Art League of RI.


Newport Gallery Night

5 – 8 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Museum is open, admission is free. Learn more about Newport Gallery Night here

Exhibition Ending

David & Jennifer Clancy: Nature Studies in Glass

10 am     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Last day to view "David & Jennifer Clancy: Nature Studies in Glass" in the Studio Gallery. 


Labor Day

10 am – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Museum open 10am - 4pm for this Monday holiday. 

Coleman Center closed. 

Coleman Center Exhibition

"Summer Landscapes"

10 am     Coleman Center (26 Liberty Street)

"Summer Landscapes" by Coleman Center Students & Faculty now on view in the Coleman Center Gallery through September 21st. 

Murder at the Museum

A Dark & Stormy Night

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Set in the present, guests will attend Newport's first annual Steampunk "Sleuth-i-Con." Meet your favorite heroes and villains from steampunk culture, vote for "Best & Worst Costumes," and mix and mingle with fellow enthusiasts. Dress-up becomes reality and results in a guest's death...  You will need to explore the galleries, question the suspects, and decipher clues in order to piece together the murder. Do you have what it takes to solve the crime?

Reservations strongly recommended but not required. Doors open at 6:30pm


Visiting Artist Workshop

Landscape Workshop with David Dewey

9 am     Coleman Center (26 Liberty Street)

Landscape Workshop with David Dewey will combine observational methods with watercolor skills and ways of interpreting and using color on location. Lectures and demonstrations will include methods, color knowledge and composition technique. Landscape Watercolor will run 8/29 - 8/30. SIGN UP

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Murder at the Museum

Scent of a Killer

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Set during a 1925 fashion show, you'll join Coco Chanel and other leading fashion designers as they unveil their hottest new Haute Couture styles. When something goes terribly wrong, you will search the galleries for clues, question suspects to help solve the crime! 

Reservations strongly recommended but not required. Doors open at 6:30pm

Read / Eat / Chat

"Capital Culture*" by Neil Harris

noon     Griswold House

Join art lovers and avid readers for the monthly meeting of the Museum's book club. Read the book, bring a lunch and discuss! Members FREE, non-members $5.

*Full title: "Capital Culture: J. Carter Brown, The National Gallery of Art and The Reinvention of the Museum Experience"

Wet Paint

noon     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Silent & live auctions. Click here to learn everything you need to know about Wet Paint.

Wet Paint

8 am     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Registration, drop-off & preview party. Click here to learn everything you need to know about Wet Paint.

Newport Gallery Night

5 – 8 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Museum and Coleman Center galleries are open and admission is free. 

Murder at the Museum

A Dark & Stormy Night

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Set in the present, guests will attend Newport's first annual Steampunk "Sleuth-i-Con." Meet your favorite heroes and villains from steampunk culture, vote for "Best & Worst Costumes," and mix and mingle with fellow enthusiasts. Dress-up becomes reality and results in a guest's death...  You will need to explore the galleries, question the suspects, and decipher clues in order to piece together the murder. Do you have what it takes to solve the crime?

Reservations strongly recommended but not required. Doors open at 6:30pm

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Murder at the Museum

Scent of a Killer

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Set during a 1925 fashion show, you'll join Coco Chanel and other leading fashion designers as they unveil their hottest new Haute Couture styles. When something goes terribly wrong, you will search the galleries for clues, question suspects to help solve the crime! 

Reservations strongly recommended but not required. Doors open at 6:30pm

Visiting Artist Workshop

Studio Incamminati

9 am     Coleman Center (26 Liberty Street)

Join Studio Incamminati, School of Contemporary Realist Art, for a three-day workshop, Portrait Painting with JaFang Lu.  This workshop will introduce students to three disciplines in the art of portrait painting, closed grisaille, color study and the combination and application of the two disciplines. Portrait Painting will run 7/31 - 8/2. Tuition is $499 (Newport Art Museum members receive a 15% discount). To register, call Studio Incamminati directly or visit their website.

Gallery Talk

"The Eternal Feminine

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Collector James Baker & Newport Art Museum curator Nancy Whipple Grinnell discuss The Eternal Feminine exhibition. Free with the price of admission. 

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Murder at the Museum

Scent of a Killer

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Set during a 1925 fashion show, you'll join Coco Chanel and other leading fashion designers as they unveil their hottest new Haute Couture styles. When something goes terribly wrong, you will search the galleries for clues, question suspects to help solve the crime! 

Reservations strongly recommended but not required. Doors open at 6:30pm

Beaux Arts Ball Silent Auction

Preview

6:30 – 10:30 pm     Newport Art Museum

Beaux Arts Ball festivities include a silent auction filled with exquisite items and unforgettable experiences. View this year's auction items below. 

Read / Eat / Chat

"The Moon & Sixpence" by W. Somerset Maugham

noon     Griswold House

Join art lovers and avid readers for the monthly meeting of the Museum's book club. Read the book, bring a lunch and discuss! Members FREE, non-members $5.

Of Apples and Objects: The Still Life Paintings of Paul Cézanne

Art Talk with Benedict Leca

5:30 – 8 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join us for a talk by Benedict Leca, Executive Director of the Redwood Library & Athenaeum titled: “Of Apples and Objects: The Still Life Paintings of Paul Cézanne.” A prolific Post-Impressionist artist, Cézanne sustained a lifelong interest in still life painting, which led to what is arguably the single most innovative body of work in the genre of any artist in the Western canon. 

Mr. Leca is a Cézanne specialist who received his Ph.D. in the History of Art at Brown University with a specialization in 18th-century French painting and printmaking and his M.A. in the History of Art specializing in ancient art at the University of Texas. He has previously held the positions of Chief Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario and Curator of European Painting, Sculpture and Drawing at the Cincinnati Art Museum. 

All are welcome and admission is free.

Murder at the Museum

A Dark & Stormy Night

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Set in the present, guests will attend Newport's first annual Steampunk "Sleuth-i-Con." Meet your favorite heroes and villains from steampunk culture, vote for "Best & Worst Costumes," and mix and mingle with fellow enthusiasts. Dress-up becomes reality and results in a guest's death...  You will need to explore the galleries, question the suspects, and decipher clues in order to piece together the murder. Do you have what it takes to solve the crime?

Reservations strongly recommended but not required. Doors open at 6:30pm

Meet the Artists

Gallery Talks

5:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Meet exhibiting artists as they discuss their work and current exhibitions. Free as part of Newport Gallery Night. 

  • Peter Marcus, 5:30pm
  • Roger Birn, 6pm
  • Janet Prip, 6:30pm

Newport Gallery Night

5 – 8 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Museum and Coleman Center galleries are open and admission is free. 

Independence Day

Museum & Coleman Center are Closed

10 am     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

The Museum and Coleman Center will be closed all day. The Museum will re-open Sunday, July 5 at noon. Happy 4th everyone! 

Art & Yoga: Flowing into Stillness

A practice inspired by the works of the Newport Art Museum

3 – 5 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave.)

The Island Heron, Lululemon Athletica and the Museum present this opportunity to observe, learn and create movement as a form of art. Participants will meet on the grounds of the Museum, where we will then walk through the gallery with open eyes and hearts to the works that grace the halls and walls. We will then return to the lawn with open minds inspired by the pieces to move and mediate into our own art of stillness. All are welcome. You are encouraged to bring a journal to write or sketch after class. Please bring your own blanket or yoga mat to practice on. Weather permitting. 

Call Island Heron 401-560-0411 for more info. 

Summer Art Camps Begin

9 am     Coleman Center (26 Liberty Street)

Week long summer art camps for kids, tweens and teens being at the Museum's art school, the Coleman Center for Creative Studies. Click here to browse and/or register for art camps or call 401-848-2787.

Murder at the Museum

A Dark & Stormy Night

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Set in the present, guests will attend Newport's first annual Steampunk "Sleuth-i-Con." Meet your favorite heroes and villains from steampunk culture, vote for "Best & Worst Costumes," and mix and mingle with fellow enthusiasts. Dress-up becomes reality and results in a guest's death...  You will need to explore the galleries, question the suspects, and decipher clues in order to piece together the murder. Do you have what it takes to solve the crime?

Reservations strongly recommended but not required. Doors open at 6:30pm


Clayfest

in partnership with the Newport Restoration Foundation

10 am – 4 pm     Rough Point

Come pinch, coil, throw, and fire as we celebrate the art of clay with our friends at the Newport Restoration Foundation, on the lawn of Rough Point.  See the NRF's 2015 exhibition, "Fired and Inspired: Ceramics at Rough Point", a selection of historic ceramics from the collection paired with newly commissioned work by seven contemporary clay artists. Then check out hands-on activities happening throughout the day and suitable for all ages.  Bring a picnic or purchase snacks at one of the food trucks on site. 

Tickets are $15 (discounts for children and Newport Art Museum members). Rain date Sunday, June 28.

Susan Saarinen Annual Meeting Speaker

Annual Meeting

Guest Speaker: Susan Saarinen

5:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Newport Art Museum Annual Meeting featuring Susan Saarinen. Her presentation will focus on growing up in a creative environment that celebrates family, art and architecture. Members FREE, non-members $20 per person. 

Seating is limited.  Reservations required. RSVP to 401-848-8200.

Museum members free, non-members $20, which can be applied to a Museum membership. Tickets are available online or by phone.

Saarinen is the principal of Saarinen Landscape Architecture in Golden, Colorado. She is the daughter of architect Eero Saarinen and artist Lilian Louisa Swann Saarinen, and the granddaughter of architect Eliel Saarinen and artist Louise Saarinen. 

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Murder at the Museum

Scent of a Killer

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Set during a 1925 fashion show, you'll join Coco Chanel and other leading fashion designers as they unveil their hottest new Haute Couture styles. When something goes terribly wrong, you will search the galleries for clues, question suspects to help solve the crime! 

Reservations strongly recommended but not required. Doors open at 6:30pm


Make a Wave

art making family activity, ages 4-8

11 am – 1 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Please join us for a lesson and art making activity with “Miss Kate” of St. Michael’s Country Day School, an Early Childhood Educator and artist. She will teach children about local RI artist Kay Worden and her beloved bronze wave sculpture “The Wave,” on America’s Cup Avenue. Her entertaining sculptures are found around the world including several right here on Aquidneck Island!  Children will get to sculpt their own wave, pass around Kay’s original Wave sculpture in the palm of their hands, and enjoy a short art story.  Each child will get to take home their sculptures and a map locating where you may find three Kay Worden sculptures. All parents are invited to attend the presentation or simply explore the Newport Art Museum with staff, learning about the Museum and all it has to offer families.

Read / Eat / Chat

"Vasari's Lives of the Artists" by Giorgio Vasari

noon     Griswold House

Join art lovers and avid readers for the monthly meeting of the Museum's book club. Read the book, bring a lunch and discuss! Members FREE, non-members $5.

Photo Guild Meeting

featuring David H. Wells

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Monthly meeting of the Photographers' Guild, featuring "Every Picture Tells a Story," a presentation by David H. Wells. Learn more at NewportPhotoGuild.org.

Jamestown Studio Tour

12 – 4 pm     Jamestown, RI

Head over to Jamestown, RI and enjoy a sneak peek into the studios of current exhibiting artists. Stop by any time between 12pm - 4pm for your FREE, self-guided, tour of their work spaces. Click here to download a tour map. Participating artists and studio locations include:

David & Jennifer Clancy
382 North Road

Peter Marcus
52 Ocean Avenue

Janet Prip & Roger Birn
38 Rosemary Lane

Murder at the Museum

A Dark & Stormy Night

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Set in the present, guests will attend Newport's first annual Steampunk "Sleuth-i-Con." Meet your favorite heroes and villains from steampunk culture, vote for "Best & Worst Costumes," and mix and mingle with fellow enthusiasts. Dress-up becomes reality and results in a guest's death...  You will need to explore the galleries, question the suspects, and decipher clues in order to piece together the murder. Do you have what it takes to solve the crime?

Reservations strongly recommended but not required. Doors open at 6:30pm

Newport Gallery Night

5 – 8 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Museum and Coleman Center galleries are open and admission is free. 

Musica Dolce String Quartet

Musica Dolce String Quartet

Chamber Music Concert

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Live concert in the Museum's Ilgenfritz Gallery, featuring the Musica Dolce String Quartet in 23 season. 

Gigi Turgeon, Paulinka De Rochemont (violins), Diane Guillemette (viola) and Elizabeth Reardon (cello) will perform:

Haydn string quartet in C major Op.20, No.2

Schubert string trio in Bb major, No. 2

Dvorak string quartet in Eb major, Op. 51

Tickets: Available online or at the door. Discounts for Museum members. Children 12 and under are free. 

Murder at the Museum

A Dark & Stormy Night

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Set in the present, guests will attend Newport's first annual Steampunk "Sleuth-i-Con." Meet your favorite heroes and villains from steampunk culture, vote for "Best & Worst Costumes," and mix and mingle with fellow enthusiasts. Dress-up becomes reality and results in a guest's death...  You will need to explore the galleries, question the suspects, and decipher clues in order to piece together the murder. Do you have what it takes to solve the crime?

Reservations strongly recommended but not required. Doors open at 6:30pm

Opening Reception

5 – 7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Opening of the summer 2015 exhibitions. Members free, non-members $10 suggested donation, cash bar. Shows opening include: 

The Eternal Feminine: Icons & Images From Regional Collections

Peter Marcus: The New American Family

Jennifer and David Clancy: Nature Studies

Janet Prip: New Work 

Roger Birn: Animal Krackers. 

Memorial Day

Museum Open

10 am – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

The Museum will be open for this Monday holiday. 

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Murder at the Museum

Scent of a Killer

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Set during a 1925 fashion show, you'll join Coco Chanel and other leading fashion designers as they unveil their hottest new Haute Couture styles. When something goes terribly wrong, you will search the galleries for clues, question suspects to help solve the crime! 

Reservations strongly recommended but not required. Doors open at 6:30pm

Read / Eat / Chat

"The House of Medici: Its Rise & Fall" by Christopher Hibbert

noon     Griswold House

Join art lovers and avid readers for the monthly meeting of the Museum's book club. Read the book, bring a lunch and discuss! Members FREE, non-members $5.


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Art Trip - Harvard Art Museums

Harvard Art Museums with dinner at the College Club

10 am – 8:30 pm     Bus Departs & Returns to Newport

After six years of being closed to the public, the three wonderful museums of Harvard University are finally open again under Renzo Piano's unified design, with collections combined and exhibition spaces revamped.

Trip Price Includes: 

  • Charter coach round trip from Newport Art Museum
  • Admission to the Harvard Museums
  • Curator tour of a special collection of works in the Art Study Center
  • Box lunch on bus
  • Dinner in Boston at the lovely College Club. (photo right)

Photo Guild Meeting

featuring Eric Hovermale

5 – 7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Monthly meeting of the Photographers' Guild, featuring a portrait photography presentation by Eric Hovermale. Learn more at NewportPhotoGuild.org.

Newport Annual Pick-Up

Day Two

10 am – 6 pm     Cushing Gallery

Artists featured in the Newport Annual may pick up their work in the Cushing Gallery. 

Newport Annual Pick-Up

Day One

10 am – 6 pm     Cushing Gallery

Artists featured in the Newport Annual may pick up their work in the Cushing Gallery. 

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Exhibitions Ending

12 – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Last day to view the Newport Annual Members' Juried Exhibition & Deborah Baronas: Flowers in the Factory. The Studio and Cushing Galleries will be closed for installation May 18 - 29.

Learn more about our upcoming exhibitions.

Murder at the Museum

A Dark & Stormy Night

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Set in the present, guests will attend Newport's first annual Steampunk "Sleuth-i-Con." Meet your favorite heroes and villains from steampunk culture, vote for "Best & Worst Costumes," and mix and mingle with fellow enthusiasts. Dress-up becomes reality and results in a guest's death...  You will need to explore the galleries, question the suspects, and decipher clues in order to piece together the murder. Do you have what it takes to solve the crime?

Reservations strongly recommended but not required. Doors open at 6:30pm

Sip & Sculpt

in partnership with the Newport Restoration Foundation

5 pm     Coleman Center (26 Liberty Street)

Learning to throw on the potters wheel is exciting. French potter Laurence Lavagne will provide instruction as well as inspiration to those wanting to try their hand at throwing on the potters wheel. In this three hour session you will explore the techniques of centering and lifting a vessel. Bring a towel, we will provide the rest.


MUSE Opening Receptions

5 – 7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join us as we celebrate the opening of two exhibitions involving our MUSE (Museum Studies) Program for local high school students. Admission is free.

MUSE Exhibition in the Griswold House 

MUSE Invitational Exhibition in the Coleman Center. 

The MUSE program promotes interest in museum careers by offering a credited museum studies art course for high school youth in partnership with area schools. MUSE includes site visits to museums and historic sites, engagement with professional staff and artists, and exhibition preparation training.


Newport Gallery Night

5 – 8 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Museum and Coleman Center galleries are open and admission is free. 


People's Choice

10 am – 4 pm     Cushing Gallery

Last day to vote for your favorite piece in the Newport Annual. Visitors may vote once each time they visit the Cushing Gallery. The winning artist will receive a three course dinner for two at the Hotel Viking's One Bellevue.

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Exhibition Ending

12 – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Last day to view Ashwini Bhat: Earth Took of Earth. The Wright Gallery will be closed for installation May 11 - 22.

Learn more about our upcoming exhibitions.

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Murder at the Museum

Scent of a Killer

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Set during a 1925 fashion show, you'll join Coco Chanel and other leading fashion designers as they unveil their hottest new Haute Couture styles. When something goes terribly wrong, you will search the galleries for clues, question suspects to help solve the crime! 

Reservations strongly recommended but not required. Doors open at 6:30pm. 

Sip & Sculpt

in partnership with the Newport Restoration Foundation

5 pm     Coleman Center (26 Liberty Street)

Our grandmother's lace gets a new "face" as we impress old doilies and lace onto the clay surface. In this three hour session using a simple slab technique, you will hand build simple functional ceramic pieces and embellish the surface with lace doily imprints and old buttons. After the session, items will be glazed and table ready. No previous skill is needed; all tools, doilies, buttons, and clay provided. However, if you have a favorite doily, lace or old buttons you'd like to use, bring them!

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Exhibition Ending

12 – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Last day to view Nancy Friese: Encircling Trees & Radiant SkiesThe Ilgenfritz Gallery will be closed for installation May 4 - 9.

Learn more about our upcoming exhibitions

Scholarship Deadline

For Coleman Center Classes

10 am – 4 pm     Coleman Center (26 Liberty Street)

Deadline to apply for Coleman Center summer 2015 scholarships. Click here for details & applications

Murder at the Museum

Forgeries & Frauds

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm. Search the galleries for clues, question suspects and help solve the crime!

Read / Eat / Chat

"Unknown Rockwell" by Nan O'Brien & James Edgerton

noon     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join art lovers and avid readers for the monthly meeting of the Museum's book club. Read "Unknown Rockwell: A Portrait of Two American Families" by Nan O'Brien and James Edgerton, bring a lunch and discuss! Members FREE, non-members $5.

Gallery Talk

"Sources, Sites & Methods" with exhibiting artist Nancy Friese

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join exhibiting artist Nancy Friese for a gallery talk on her exhibition Encircling Trees & Radiant Skies. Free with the price of Museum admission. 

Read / Eat / Chat

"A Natural History of the Palette" by Victoria Finlay

noon     Griswold House

Join art lovers and avid readers for the monthly meeting of the Museum's book club. Read the book, bring a lunch and discuss! Members FREE, non-members $5.

Photo Guild Meeting

featuring John Paul Caponigro

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

John Paul Caponigro will be combining two of his most popular and powerful presentations: "The Creative Process" and "Game Changers - 21 Century Photography", into 12 New Things Every 20th Century Photographer Needs To Know.

Highly sought after as a lecturer and teacher, John Paul Caponigro leads workshops and gives presentations around the globe. He is a member of the Photoshop Hall of Fame, a Canon Explorer of Light, an Epson Stylus Pro, and an X-Rite Coloratti. 

This monthly meeting of the Photographers' Guild is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30, meeting starts at 7pm. 


Coleman Center Exhibition

Water Media: Watercolor & Clay

10 am – 4 pm     Coleman Center (26 Liberty Street)

On view in the Coleman Center Gallery through May 12

MUSE Fundraiser

National Gallery, a film documentary by Frederick Wiseman at Jane Pickens Theater

6 pm     Jane Pickens Theater

Support MUSE at Jane Pickens Theater at this fabulous film!

London’s National Gallery, one of the world’s foremost art institutions, is itself portrayed as a brilliant work of art in this, Frederick Wiseman’s 39th film documentary. Come along with Wiseman behind the scenes at one of the world's great museums and support Newport Art Museum's MUSE program, museum studies for high schoolers. 

NATIONAL GALLERY is the portrait of a place, its way of working and relations with the world, its staff and public, and its paintings.

The Arts & Cultural Alliance is sponsoring this event to raise funds for MUSE, the Museum Studies Program for high school students at the Newport Art Museum.

Murder at the Museum

Forgeries & Frauds

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm. Search the galleries for clues, question suspects and help solve the crime!

Gallery Night at the Coleman Center

Reception for show curated by Paige Colman, Portsmouth High School Senior

5 – 8 pm     Coleman Center (26 Liberty Street)


Portsmouth High School senior Paige Colman is the curator for an exhibition honoring her uncle, Dr. Eric G. Colman. 


Newport Gallery Night

5 – 8 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

The Museum is open and admission is free.

Meet / Eat / Chat

noon     Griswold House

A "getting to know you" lunch with the Museum's Executive Director Norah Diedrich. Bring a lunch. 

Murder at the Museum

Forgeries & Frauds

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm. Search the galleries for clues, question suspects and help solve the crime!

Music in the Galleries

Featuring URI Department of Music String Ensembles

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave.)

Enjoy live string ensembles as you stroll through our galleries and current exhibitions, free with the price of Museum admission. The University of Rhode Island Department of Music String Ensembles will perform selections from their 2015 Spring Semester.

Murder at the Museum

Forgeries & Frauds

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm. Search the galleries for clues, question suspects and help solve the crime!

Murder at the Museum

Forgeries & Frauds

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm. Search the galleries for clues, question suspects and help solve the crime!

Read / Eat / Chat

"Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis" by Robert Edset

noon     Griswold House

Join art lovers and avid readers for the monthly meeting of the Museum's book club. Read the book, bring a lunch and discuss! Members FREE, non-members $5.

Photo Guild Meeting

Presentations by Carole Kenny, Frank Leith, and Paul Mello

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join us for a journey into the creative world of these three photographers. Each will share selections form their portfolios as well as their thoughts regarding photography. 

This monthly meeting of the Photographers' Guild is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30, meeting starts at 7pm.

Murder at the Museum

Forgeries & Frauds

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm. Search the galleries for clues, question suspects and help solve the crime!

Gallery Talk

with exhibiting artist Deborah Baronas

5:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave.)

Join exhibiting artist Deborah Baronas for a gallery talk on her exhibition Flowers in the Factory. Free as part of Newport Gallery Night. 


Newport Gallery Night

5 – 8 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join us for Newport Gallery Night, when our galleries are open 5 - 8pm and admission is FREE.


Youth Art Month Opening

4:30 pm     Coleman Center (26 Liberty Street)

March is "Youth Art Month"!  Celebrate the opening of our Youth Art Month Exhibition, featuring Newport County student K-8, in the Coleman Center gallery.  Admission is FREE.

Lunch with the Artist

Frans Hals: the Greatest Portraitist of the Middle Class

noon     Griswold House

Discussion hosted by Richard Tyre. Members FREE, non-members $8, bring a lunch. 

Murder at the Museum

"8 Feet Under the Earth" murder mystery

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave.)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm. Search the galleries for clues, question suspects and help solve the crime!

Youth Art Month Exhibition

Now On View

10 am – 4 pm     Coleman Center (26 Liberty Street)

Annual show featuring work by Newport County students K-8. 

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CANCELED

noon     Griswold House

This event has been CANCELED due to restoration work in the Griswold House this week. 

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A Midwinter White Party

7 – 11 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Escape the winter doldrums with A Midwinter White Party at the Newport Art Museum. Wear your "winter whites" to enjoy an evening of dancing, entertainment and light fare. Learn more.

Tickets: $20 members | $50 nonmembers | cash bar
For more information please call 401-619-7990 

To buy tickets securely online, please click here. No need to create a log-in, simply enter contact and payment information.

Music in the Galleries

featuring "Lively Experiment"

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave.)

Enjoy live music by "Lively Experiment" (a vocal ensemble from URI) as you stroll through our galleries and current exhibitions, free with the price of Museum admission. 

Murder at the Museum

"'Till Death Do us Part" murder mystery

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave.)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm. Search the galleries for clues, question suspects and help solve the crime!


Winter Speaker Series - Snow Date

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

If a Winter Speaker Series lecture is postponed due to inclement weather, it will be made up on this date. 

Murder at the Museum - special weeknight performance

"'Till Death Do us Part" murder mystery

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave.)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm. Search the galleries for clues, question suspects and help solve the crime!


Read / Eat / Chat

"Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered" by Dianne Hales

noon     Griswold House

Join art lovers and avid readers for the monthly meeting of the Museum's book club. Read the book, bring a lunch and discuss! Members FREE, non-members $5.

Photo Guild Meeting

Compact Mirror-less Camera Revolution

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

At the recent Bob Krist seminar he shared that most of his recent work was captured with his Sony RX-10 camera, a mirroless point-and-shoot device. That surprising revelation makes many of us wonder..."Is it time to trade in our DSLRs for this new technology?" This program will focus (no pun intended) on this technology, its pros and cons and different makes and models. Jack is working with Hunts to have many of the models discussed in the room for some "hands-on" time following the presentation. Check back for more details about this program as plans become more established. 

This monthly meeting of the Photographers' Guild is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30, meeting starts at 7pm.

Meet / Eat / Chat - CANCELLED

CANCELLED

12 – 1 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

This event has been CANCELED due to impending inclement weather. 

Presidents' Day

10 am – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave.)

The Museum is open (10am - 4pm) for this Monday holiday.

Murder at the Museum

"'Till Death Do us Part" murder mystery

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave.)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm. Search the galleries for clues, question suspects and help solve the crime!


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Winter Speaker Series

"World Class Sailors in a World Class Town: A Preview of the Volvo Ocean Race & its Impact on the Newport Sailing Community" - Brad Read

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join Brad Read, Executive Director of Sail Newport, Inc., as he provides an update on the most prestigious round the world yacht race and its stopover in Newport, RI next spring. 

Gallery Talk with Ashwini Bhat - CANCELED

This event has been CANCELED.

5:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave.)

Lunch with the Artist - CANCELLED

CANCELLED

noon     Griswold House

This Lunch with the Artist event is cancelled due to inclement weather.  Join us for the next meeting in March. 

Murder at the Museum

"'Till Death Do us Party" murder mystery

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave.)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm. Search the galleries for clues, question suspects and help solve the crime!


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Winter Speaker Series

"New England Life Through the Eyes of Winslow Homer" - Karen Sherry

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Portland Museum of Art's Curator of American Art, Karen Sherry, who will discuss the breadth of Winslow Homer's work and go beyond paintings of the sea to expose Homer's aptitude for encapsulating daily life in New England.

Opening Reception

5 – 7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Official opening reception for the winter exhibitions. Members free, non-members $10 (suggested donation). Cash bar. 

Meet / Eat / Chat

RESCHEDULED FOR FEB. 17

noon     Griswold House

This event has been moved to February 17 and will feature a presentation for artists by Artscope Magazine.

Artful Stories

For Children Ages 2 - 6

10 – 11:30 am     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join us as we welcome "Mr. Tim" of St. George's School. Storyteller Tim Johnson will bring to life two of his favorite children's books, illustrated by watercolorists. Following the stories, Mr. Tim will lead a watercolor lesson and art activity. The fun continues as he performs with puppets, masks and more to create the world of the stories in the Museum's galleries. Each child will receive a handmade watercolor activity book of their own to commemorate the day. 

All parents are invited to attend the story and then explore the Museum with Executive Director Elizabeth Goddard and trustee Kristin MacMannis, learning about the Museum and all it has to offer families. 

$5 per family for Museum members / $20 per family for non-member

Space is limited. Reservations with pre-payment is required. Call Rose Phipps at (401) 619-7277.

Murder at the Museum

"'Till Death Do us Party" murder mystery

7 – 8:30 pm     newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave.)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm. Search the galleries for clues, question suspects and help solve the crime!


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Winter Speaker Series

"Root for the Home Team: The Great & Proud Century of Newport Baseball" - Greg Fater

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join Greg Fater, Esq., Director and Co-owner of the Newport Gulls Baseball Club, Inc., along with baseball historians and former players, as they explore the history of baseball in Newport through firsthand accounts, photographs and trophies dating back to 1911.


Newport Annual Pick-Up

10 am – 12 pm     Cushing Gallery

Pick up of non-selected Newport Annual artwork continues.

Newport Annual Pick-Up

10 am – 5 pm     Cushing Gallery

Pick up of non-selected Newport Annual artwork continues.

Newport Annual Pick-Up

10 am – 5 pm     Cushing Gallery

Artists may pick up non-selected Newport Annual works.

SNOW CLOSING

10 am – 4 pm     Museum & Coleman Center

The Museum and Coleman Center will be closed all day Wednesday, January 28.

SNOW CLOSING

10 am – 4 pm     Museum & Coleman Center

The Museum & Coleman Center will be closed today due to inclement weather. 

Murder at the Museum

"'Till Death Do us Party" murder mystery

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave.)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for an interactive murder mystery in the Museum's historic John N. A. Griswold House. Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm. Search the galleries for clues, question suspects and help solve the crime!


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Winter Speaker Series

"Re-envisioning Newport: Preserving Three Landmarks for Public and Private Use" - Martha Werenfels

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join Martha Werenfels, AIA Principal at Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & Werenfels Architects, as she presents three projects around Newport that demonstrate the challenges and rewards of preserving a wide range of building types, building uses and ownership structures.


Newport Annual Drop-Off

10 am – 4 pm     Cushing Gallery

Newport Annual drop-off continues.

Newport Annual Drop-Off

10 am – 6 pm     Cushing Gallery

Drop off your Newport Annual submissions for jurying. 

Photo Guild Meeting

Critique Night

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

All members are invited to submit up to three images for review by a professional photographer. This annual event often leads to interesting discussions regarding what are the elements of a good photograph. Members wishing to have their images reviewed are requested to follow the guidelines for image projection. Images will be critiques by Nancy Whippel Grinnell, curator and archivist at the Newport Art Museum.

This monthly meeting of the Photographers' Guild is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30, meeting starts at 7pm.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

10 am – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

The Museum will be open 10am - 4pm for this monday holiday. The Coleman Center will be closed. 

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Winter Speaker Series

"From Art to Body Parts: The Present & Future of 3D Printing" - Ben Gardell

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join 3D Consultant at R&D Technologies, Ben Gardell, who will discuss how cutting edge, multi-material prototyping and fabrication is set to revolutionize manufacturing in Rhode Island and the world. 

Read / Eat / Chat

"A Nearly Perfect Copy: A Novel" by Allison Amend

noon     Griswold House

Join art lovers and avid readers for the monthly meeting of the Museum's book club. Read the book, bring a lunch and discuss! Members FREE, non-members $5.

Lunch with the Artist

The Teapot as a Work of Art

noon     Griswold House

Discussion hosted by Richard Tyre. Members FREE, non-members $8, bring a lunch. 

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Winter Speaker Series

"Billionaires: Reflection on the Upper Crust" - Darrell West

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join Vice President of Governance Studies and Director of the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution, Darrell West as he analyzes the growing "wealthification" of politics and society.

Boys & Girls Club Opening

4:15 pm     Coleman Center (26 Liberty Street)

Opening Reception for the Boys & Girls Club show in Coleman Center.

London Trip Info Session

6 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join us for a presentation to learn more about our Gardens of London, Chelsea Flower Show trip, happening this spring. Don't miss this trip of a lifetime!


Meet / Eat / Chat - cancelled

noon     Griswold House

This "getting to know you" lunch with the Museum's executive director and staff will been reschedule for a later date. Stay tuned.


Scholarship Deadline

Winter scholarship applications due to Education Office

10 am – 4 pm     Coleman Center (26 Liberty Street)

Click here for scholarship info and forms.

New Year's Day

10 am     Newport Art Museum

Museum and Coleman Center are closed. Happy New Year!

Annual Fund Deadline/New Year's Eve

10 am     Newport Art Museum

Last day to donate to the Museum's 2014 Annual Fund. Museum closes at 1pm, Coleman Center is closed all day.

"Silent Night, Deadly Night"

A 90 minute, family-friendly murder mystery

7 – 8:30 pm     NEWPORT ART MUSEUM (76 BELLEVUE AVE.)

This year, avoid killing your own family during the holidays and come participate in an elegant evening of music and murder. Beautiful costumes and colorful characters will bring to life a Victorian scene of holiday bliss, but the undercurrent of discord will soon lead to an untimely demise for one guest... Search for clues, question suspects and piece together your theory of the crime in this family-friendly, holiday themed murder mystery in the beautiful John N.A. Griswold House.

Christmas Day

10 am     Newport Art Museum

Museum and Coleman Center are closed.

Christmas Eve

10 am     Newport Art Museum

Museum closes at 1pm; Coleman Center is closed all day.

Music in the Galleries

St. Mary's Choir - Christmas Music

2 pm     Newport Art Museum

Enjoy Christmas carols by St. Mary's Choir, while you visit the Museum's galleries. Free with the price of admission.

Dickens Christmas Feast

Holiday dinner theater

7 pm     Newport Art Museum

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for a Victorian celebration of the season in the historic John N.A. Griswold House. The night includes a holiday choral concert, dancing, a four-course meal and mingling with costumed characters from Newport's Gilded Age, as they try to restore good humor to a local "scrooge". Buy tickets online or call (401) 324-9436.

Dickens Christmas Feast

Holiday dinner theater

7 pm     Newport Art Museum

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for a Victorian celebration of the season in the historic John N.A. Griswold House. The night includes a holiday choral concert, dancing, a four-course meal and mingling with costumed characters from Newport's Gilded Age, as they try to restore good humor to a local "scrooge". Buy tickets online or call (401) 324-9436.

Newport Gallery Night

5 – 8 pm     Newport Art Museum

The Museum is open 5 - 8pm and admission is FREE. Gallery night visitors can also take part in our mini opening reception (5 - 7pm) for the MUSE exhibition, which is a student curator show featuring work by local high school students in our MUSE (Museum Studies) Program. Then, swing by the Coleman Center to enjoy our Annual Student Art Show, showcasing work by students who took a class with us in 2014. 


Hand Painted Holiday Miniatures (Section 2)

Holiday workshop with Peter Dickison

9:30 am – 12 pm     Coleman Center (26 Liberty Street)

?Enjoy hands-on holiday spirit by creating hand painted holiday ornaments. Your instructor will do brief demos and provide a variety of fun objects to make miniature scenes and vignettes in acrylic paint, all for hanging on wreaths, mantels and trees! Runs Friday & Saturday, December 11 & 12.

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Lunch with the Artist

"Goya: What is the Purpose of Clothes in Art?"

noon     Newport Art Museum

Discussion hosted by Richard Tyre. Members FREE, non-members $8.

"Silent Night, Deadly Night"

A 90 minute, family-friendly murder mystery

7 – 8:30 pm     NEWPORT ART MUSEUM (76 BELLEVUE AVE.)

This year, avoid killing your own family during the holidays and come participate in an elegant evening of music and murder. Beautiful costumes and colorful characters will bring to life a Victorian scene of holiday bliss, but the undercurrent of discord will soon lead to an untimely demise for one guest... Search for clues, question suspects and piece together your theory of the crime in this family-friendly, holiday themed murder mystery in the beautiful John N.A. Griswold House.

 

ART on Demand

6 – 9 pm     Coleman Center

Gyotuku: Fish Printing on Fabric workshop.

Call 401-848-2787 to register.

Annual Student Art Show Opening

10 am     Coleman Center

2014 Coleman Center students' artwork now on view in the Coleman Center hallway, through 12/19.


Annual Student Art Show

10 am – 4 pm     Coleman Center (26 Liberty Street)

This annual exhibition showcases the creativity, hard work and talent of students from the Museum's art school, the Coleman Center for Creative Studies. The show is made up of work by students, young and old, who took at class with us in 2014. The work will be on view through December 19.

 

Handmade Holiday

Workshop

6 – 9 pm     Coleman Center (26 Liberty Street)

Come enjoy the holiday merriment in our festive clay studio. Make ornaments, plates and other handmade ceramics to give to your friends and family. No experience needed. This class meets three consecutive Mondays, December 1, 8, 15.

Register now online or call 401-848-2787

"Silent Night, Deadly Night"

A 90 minute, family-friendly murder mystery

7 – 8:30 pm      NEWPORT ART MUSEUM (76 BELLEVUE AVE.)

This year, avoid killing your own family during the holidays and come participate in an elegant evening of music and murder. Beautiful costumes and colorful characters will bring to life a Victorian scene of holiday bliss, but the undercurrent of discord will soon lead to an untimely demise for one guest... Search for clues, question suspects and piece together your theory of the crime in this family-friendly, holiday themed murder mystery in the beautiful John N.A. Griswold House.

 


Faculty & Student Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale

unique gifts by local artists

10 am – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave.)

Shop with us on small buisness Saturday! Buy unique holiday gifts while supporting local artists and arts education! All gifts are made by faculty and students at the Museum's art school, the Coleman Center for Creative Studies. We'll have ceramics, jewelry, paintings, prints and more!

Faculty & Student Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale

unique gifts by local artists

3 – 6 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave.)

Skip the big box stores this Black Friday. Instead, buy unique holiday gifts while supporting local artists and arts education! All gifts are made by faculty and students at the Museum's art school, the Coleman Center for Creative Studies. Pick up ceramics, jewelry, paintings, prints and more!

Thanksgiving

10 am     Newport Art Museum

Museum and Coleman Center are closed.

Music in the Galleries

Sync Or Swim a cappella

2 pm     Newport Art Museum

Enjoy a live performance by a cappella group Sync Or Swim, while you visit the Museum's galleries.  Free with the price of admission.  

"Silent Night, Deadly Night"

A 90 minute, family-friendly murder mystery

7 – 8:30 pm     NEWPORT ART MUSEUM (76 BELLEVUE AVE.)

This year, avoid killing your own family during the holidays and come participate in an elegant evening of music and murder. Beautiful costumes and colorful characters will bring to life a Victorian scene of holiday bliss, but the undercurrent of discord will soon lead to an untimely demise for one guest... Search for clues, question suspects and piece together your theory of the crime in this family-friendly, holiday themed murder mystery in the beautiful John N.A. Griswold House.

Read/Eat/Chat

Two short books: "Lost Newport" by Paul Miller & "A Guide to Newport's Cliffwalk: Tales of Seaside Mansions & Gilded Age Elite" by Ed Morris

noon     Griswold House

Join art lovers and avid readers to chat during the monthly meeting of the Museum's art-themed book club. Members FREE, non-members $5. Bring a lunch.

Photo Guild Meeting

Presentation by Sylvia Hampton, Jack Renner & Sue Wermuth

7 pm     Newport Art Museum

Monthly meeting of the Photo Guild. This popular program highlights the work of three artistic individuals that just happen to be members of the Photo Guild. Join us as Sylvia, Jack, and Sue provide a glimpse into their creative process and shares some of their vision for creating striking images. Free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30pm, meeting starts at 7pm.

Lunch with the Artist

"Mark Rothko: Is Modern Art Simply Color & Line"

noon     Newport Art Museum

Discussion hosted by Richard Tyre. Members FREE, non-members $8.

"Silent Night, Deadly Night"

A 90 minute, family-friendly murder mystery

7 – 8:30 pm     NEWPORT ART MUSEUM (76 BELLEVUE AVE.)

This year, avoid killing your own family during the holidays and come participate in an elegant evening of music and murder. Beautiful costumes and colorful characters will bring to life a Victorian scene of holiday bliss, but the undercurrent of discord will soon lead to an untimely demise for one guest... Search for clues, question suspects and piece together your theory of the crime in this family-friendly, holiday themed murder mystery in the beautiful John N.A. Griswold House.

Newport Gallery Night

5 – 8 pm     Newport Art Museum

The Museum is open after hours and admission is FREE.


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Art Trip

Goya & the Gardner

11:30 am     Newport Art Museum

Join us for an Art Trip to Boston, MA to see two wonderful institutions, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The trip includes two guided tours, admission to both museums, complimentary lunch, transportation and a chance to dine in the Gardner's Cafe G.

Veterans Day

10 am     Newport Art Museum

Museum is open; Coleman Center is closed.

"Silent Night, Deadly Night"

A 90 minute, family-friendly murder mystery

7 – 8:30 pm     NEWPORT ART MUSEUM (76 BELLEVUE AVE.)

This year, avoid killing your own family during the holidays and come participate in an elegant evening of music and murder. Beautiful costumes and colorful characters will bring to life a Victorian scene of holiday bliss, but the undercurrent of discord will soon lead to an untimely demise for one guest... Search for clues, question suspects and piece together your theory of the crime in this family-friendly, holiday themed murder mystery in the beautiful John N.A. Griswold House.

TICKETS

Tasteful Prints

Gallery Talk & Food Tasting

1 – 3 pm     Newport Art Museum

Join the Boston Printmakers as they share prints, recipes, and their new publication Palate to Plate. Free with admission.

"Silent Night, Deadly Night"

SOLD OUT

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave.)

This performance of the "Silent Night, Deadly Night" murder mystery, featuring the Marley Bridges Theatre Company, is sold out.  

 

Charmed by Charity Event to Benefit the Museum

6 – 8 pm     Alex and Ani Newport (1 Bowen's Wharf)

Join us at Alex and Ani Newport, Thusday, October 30 (6-8pm), when 15% of all purchases will go to benefit the Newport Art Museum.

RSVP on Facebook or email rbertrand@newportartmuseum.org.

NALAC Regional Latino Art Show

10 am     Coleman Center

On view in the Coleman Center hallway through 11/22 in collaboration with RISCA & NALAC.

Music in the Galleries

Brown University

2 pm     Newport Art Museum

Enjoy a live performance by a Brown University ensemble, when you visit the Museum's galleries. Free with the price of admission.

"Historic Hauntings"

A 90 minute, family-friendly murder mystery

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave.)

The Marely Bridges Theatre Co. play a spirit-seeking crew filming a contemporary hit television series, "Historic Hauntings," hosted inside the historic John N.A. Griswold House.  Although set in modern-day, the show will feature actors re-enacting scenes in period costumes, including the late Victorian age and Roaring 1920s. Cameras stop rolling when a guest dies and you must search the house for clues and question suspects to help solve the crime!

TICKETS


Appraisal Day

with Skinner, Inc.

10 am – 3 pm     Newport Art Museum

Bring your object of value (Fine Art, Asian Art or Jewelry) in for a private appraisal with an expert from Skinner, Inc. $20 per piece or $50 for three. This event is open to the public but reservations are required (401-619-7277). 

What's It Worth?

with Skinner, Inc.

6 pm     Newport Art Museum

Join an audience of Newport Art Museum members as experts from Skinner, Inc. appraise 50 objects including Fine Art, Asian Art and Silver. $15 per item and one item per person. Reservation are required (401-619-7277). This is a members only event. Not a member? Click here to join today!

World Premiere

NetWorks 2014

1:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave)

NetWorks Rhode Island premieres its 2014 season of documentary videos. Museum is open, admission is free. 

"Historic Hauntings"

A 90 minute, family-friendly murder mystery

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave.)

The Marely Bridges Theatre Co. play a spirit-seeking crew filming a contemporary hit television series, "Historic Hauntings," hosted inside the historic John N.A. Griswold House.  Although set in modern-day, the show will feature actors re-enacting scenes in period costumes, including the late Victorian age and Roaring 1920s. Cameras stop rolling when a guest dies and you must search the house for clues and question suspects to help solve the crime!

TICKETS

Read/Eat/Chat

"Life Studies" by Susan Vreeland

noon     Griswold House

Join art lovers and avid readers to chat during the monthly meeting of our art-themed book club. Members FREE, non-members $5. Bring a lunch.

Photo Guild Meeting

Black & White Photography

7 pm     Newport Art Museum

Monthly meeting of the Photo Guild. For many people the term photography is synonymous with black and white images. This program will focus on that aspect of photography that has dominated image creation from the beginning of the art form. Free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30pm, meeting starts at 7pm.

Lunch with the Artist

"Giotto's St. Francis: A World We No Longer Possess"

noon     Griswold House

Discussion hosted by Richard Tyre. Members FREE, non-members $8.

Columbus Day

10 am     Newport Art Museum

Museum is open; Coleman Center is closed.

"Historic Hauntings"

A 90 minute, family-friendly murder mystery

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave.)

The Marely Bridges Theatre Co. play a spirit-seeking crew filming a contemporary hit television series, "Historic Hauntings," hosted inside the historic John N.A. Griswold House.  Although set in modern-day, the show will feature actors re-enacting scenes in period costumes, including the late Victorian age and Roaring 1920s. Cameras stop rolling when a guest dies and you must search the house for clues and question suspects to help solve the crime!

TICKETS

Gallery Talk

5:30 pm     Griswold House

Join us for a dialogue with exhibiting artist Claudia Flynn, during Newport Gallery Night.  Admission is FREE.


Newport Gallery Night

5 – 8 pm     Newport Art Museum

The Museum is open after hours and admission is FREE.

"Historic Hauntings"

A 90 minute, family-friendly murder mystery

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave.)

The Marely Bridges Theatre Co. play a spirit-seeking crew filming a contemporary hit television series, "Historic Hauntings," hosted inside the historic John N.A. Griswold House.  Although set in modern-day, the show will feature actors re-enacting scenes in period costumes, including the late Victorian age and Roaring 1920s. Cameras stop rolling when a guest dies and you must search the house for clues and question suspects to help solve the crime!

"Historic Hauntings"

A 90 minute, family-friendly murder mystery

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave.)

The Marely Bridges Theatre Co. play a spirit-seeking crew filming a contemporary hit television series, "Historic Hauntings," hosted inside the historic John N.A. Griswold House.  Although set in modern-day, the show will feature actors re-enacting scenes in period costumes, including the late Victorian age and Roaring 1920s. Cameras stop rolling when a guest dies and you must search the house for clues and question suspects to help solve the crime!

TICKETS


Figure Drawing Exhibit

Now On View

10 am     Coleman Center

On view in the Coleman Center hallway through 10/25.

Opening Reception

Fall Exhibitions

5 – 7 pm     Newport Art Museum

Join us and exhibiting artists to celebrate the opening of our fall 2014 exhibitions. Shows opening include, Claudia Flynn: Solemnities, Palate to Plate: Prints and Recipes from Members of The Boston Printmakers, NetWorks 2013-2014, Photographers' Guild Members' Exhibition

Members FREE, non-members $10 suggested donation. Cash bar.

"Historic Hauntings"

A 90 minute, family-friendly murder mystery

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave.)

The Marely Bridges Theatre Co. play a spirit-seeking crew filming a contemporary hit television series, "Historic Hauntings," hosted inside the historic John N.A. Griswold House.  Although set in modern-day, the show will feature actors re-enacting scenes in period costumes, including the late Victorian age and Roaring 1920s. Cameras stop rolling when a guest dies and you must search the house for clues and question suspects to help solve the crime!

TICKETS

Read/Eat/Chat

"Evelyn Nesbit & Stanford White: Love & Death in the Gilded Age", by Michael Macdonald Mooney

noon     Griswold House

Join art lovers and avid readers to chat during the monthly meeting of our art-themed book club. Members FREE, non-members $5. Bring a lunch.

Photo Guild Meeting

Presentation by Christopher Alvanas

7 pm     Newport Art Museum

Monthly meeting of the Photo Guild. Join us as Chris demonstrates the many faces of HDR and how it is one of the most useful tools photographers have to help bring their images closer to what they saw when shooting the image. Free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30pm, meeting starts at 7pm.

Lunch with the Artist

"Are Architects Really Artists?"

noon     Griswold House

Discussion hosted by Richard Tyre. Members FREE, non-members $8.

"Historic Hauntings"

A 90 minute, family-friendly murder mystery

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave.)

The Marely Bridges Theatre Co. play a spirit-seeking crew filming a contemporary hit television series, "Historic Hauntings," hosted inside the historic John N.A. Griswold House.  Although set in modern-day, the show will feature actors re-enacting scenes in period costumes, including the late Victorian age and Roaring 1920s. Cameras stop rolling when a guest dies and you must search the house for clues and question suspects to help solve the crime!

TICKETS

 

Newport Gallery Night

5 – 8 pm     Newport Art Museum

The Museum is open after hours and admission is FREE.

Murder at the Museum

"Mobsters & Molls"

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum

The late 19th century saw Newport’s popularity among the “Swell Set” explode!  Descending on this little summer resort town, the wealthiest of Americans hosted the most extravagant of entertainments. Come as a guest to their “Costume Ball,” but don’t concern yourself with getting dressed up…  You will be in costume from the characters’ point of view!  Newport's social elite will need your assistance to solve the crime. 

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Sesquicentennial Gallery Talk

"John La Farge's Portrait of the Son of Richard Morris Hunt"

2 pm     Newport Art Museum

Join us in celebrating the 150th anniversary of the John N.A. Griswold House with this lecture by art and architectural historian James L. Yarnall.

Free with the price of admission.

Murder at the Museum

"Ballgowns, Bling & Betrayal"

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum

The late 19th century saw Newport’s popularity among the “Swell Set” explode!  Descending on this little summer resort town, the wealthiest of Americans hosted the most extravagant of entertainments. Come as a guest to their “Costume Ball,” but don’t concern yourself with getting dressed up…  You will be in costume from the characters’ point of view!  Newport's social elite will need your assistance to solve the crime.

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Read/Eat/Chat

"The Caves of Perigord" by Martin Walker

noon     Newport Art Museum

Monthly meeting of the Museum's book club will focus on The Caves of Perigord, by Martin Walker. Read the book, bring a lunch and discuss. Members FREE, non-members $5.

Wet Paint

Sunday

11 am – 5 pm     Newport Art Museum

Silent auction continues, followed by live auction. Details available here.

Wet Paint

Saturday

8 am – 8 pm     Newport Art Museum

Make art, drop-off and preview party. Details available here.

"Screen & Discuss" at the Redwood Library

In honor of Wet Paint

5:30 – 6 pm     Redwood Library & Anthenæum

In honor of Wet Paint, our friends at the Redwood Library are giving our members a treat. On Friday, August 15, the Redwood will be screening the art film, Cutie and the Boxer, which they selected to compliment "Wet Paint". All Newport Art Museum members will be admitted at the Redwood member price ($5), non-members tickets are $10.  The film is part of the Redwood's "Screen and Discuss" Documentary Film Series. An iced tea and cookie reception will be held at 5:30 pm, prior to the screening, which begins at 6pm. Learn more.

NOTE: All Newport Art Museum members should bring their membership card with them to receive the discounted price. 

Newport Gallery Night

5 – 8 pm     Newport Art Museum

Museum open extended hours and admission is free, 5-8pm. Learn more.

Lunch with the Artist

Raphael: The Beautiful Male Portrait

noon     Griswold House

Art History discussion hosted by Richard Tyre. Topic: Raphael: The Beautiful Male Portrait. Members free, non-members $8. Bring a lunch.

Murder at the Museum

"Mobsters & Molls"

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum

It’s 1931. Join a cadre of questionable characters in Prohibition era Newport, including Lucky Luciano, Thelma “Hot Toddy” Todd, Larry Fay, Helen Morgan, and Texas Guinan, as they attempt to unravel a tangled web of intrigue. Shady dealings, back stabbing associates, and double-crossing authorities come together to make an unforgettable evening.

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Sesquicentennial Lecture

"The Pure Newport Time" by Paul F. Miller

6 pm     Newport Art Museum

Join us in celebrating the 150th anniversary of the John N.A. Griswold House with this lecture by Paul Miller, Curator for the Preservation Society of Newport County, and Co-Curator of the "Very Simple Charm" exhibition.

10 members / $15 non-members

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Murder at the Museum

"Ballgowns, Bling & Betrayal"

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum

The late 19th century saw Newport’s popularity among the “Swell Set” explode!  Descending on this little summer resort town, the wealthiest of Americans hosted the most extravagant of entertainments. Come as a guest to their “Costume Ball,” but don’t concern yourself with getting dressed up…  You will be in costume from the characters’ point of view!  Newport's social elite will need your assistance to solve the crime.

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BridgeFest Event

"Beasts Can Drum"

11 am     Newport Art Museum

Join us for this BridgeFest event at the Museum: Beasts Can Drum, a music and art story hour for children. Admission is FREE.

BridgeFest Event

"Mommy & Me" featuring Michelle Cruz

11 am     Newport Art Museum

Join us for this BridgeFest event at the Museum: Mommy & Me by singer/songwriter Michelle Cruz. For parents and children 6 months - 2 years old. Admission is FREE.

BridgeFest Event

"Metal Crafting" featuring Tim Danyliw

11 am     Newport Art Museum

Join us for this BridgeFest event at the Museum: Metal Crafting: The Sound of Steel & Singing Drum Circle with Tim Danyliw. Admission is FREE.

Newport Music Festival

4 – 6 pm     Newport Art Museum

Enjoy a Newport Music Festival concert in the Museum. Visit NewportMusic.org for performer details and tickets. 


Sesquicentennial Gallery Talk

"Art and Enterprise: Richard Morris Hunt's Early Newport Friendships"

2 pm     Newport Art Museum

Join us in celebrating the 150th anniversary of the John N.A. Griswold House with this lecture by Newport Art Museum Curator Nancy Whipple Grinnell.

Free with the price of admission.

Murder at the Museum

"Mobsters & Molls"

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum

It’s 1931. Join a cadre of questionable characters in Prohibition era Newport, including Lucky Luciano, Thelma “Hot Toddy” Todd, Larry Fay, Helen Morgan, and Texas Guinan, as they attempt to unravel a tangled web of intrigue. Shady dealings, back stabbing associates, and double-crossing authorities come together to make an unforgettable evening.

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Newport Music Festival

4 – 6 pm     Newport Art Museum

Enjoy a Newport Music Festival concert in the Museum. Visit NewportMusic.org for performer details and tickets. 

Newport Music Festival

4 – 6 pm     Newport Art Museum

Enjoy a Newport Music Festival concert in the Museum. Visit NewportMusic.org for performer details and tickets.

Newport Music Festival

4 – 6 pm     Newport Art Museum

Enjoy a Newport Music Festival concert in the Museum. Visit NewportMusic.org for details and tickets.

Summer Gala & After Party

Night at the Museum: A Beaux Arts Ball

6 pm – 12 am     Newport Art Museum

Dinner, dancing and silent auction in the Museum. Those that can't make dinner are welcome to attend the After party which begins at 9pm. Call Rebecca Bertrand, Director of Development, at 401-619-7990 to reserve your gala tickets today.

After Party tickets are available by phone: call 401-848-8200. 

Learn more about A Beaux Arts Ball OR the After Party here or preview the auction items.

Read/Eat/Chat

"The Feud That Sparked the Renaissance: How Brunelleschi and Ghiberti Changed the Art World" by Paul Robert Walker

noon     Newport Art Museum

Monthly meeting of the Museum's book club will focus on The Feud That Sparked the Renaissance: How Brunelleschi and Ghiberti Changed the Art World, by Paul Robert Walker. Read the book, bring a lunch and discuss. Members FREE, non-members $5.

Gallery Talk

2 pm     Newport Art Museum

Join exhibiting artist Elizabeth Congdon for a Gallery Talk. Free with the price of admission. 

Sesquicentennial Lecture

"'A Greater Facility:' The J. N. A. Griswold House Drawings of Richard Morris Hunt"

6 pm     Griswold House

Join us in celebrating the 150th anniversary of the John N.A. Griswold House with this lecture by architectural historian Ronald J. Onorato.

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Newport Gallery Night

5 – 8 pm     Newport Art Museum

Museum open extended hours and admission is free, 5-8pm. Learn more.

Lunch with the Artist

Picasso's Obsession with Degas: What Did It Produce?

noon     Griswold House

Art History discussion hosted by Richard Tyre. Topic: Picasso's Obsession with Degas: What Did It Produce? Members free, non-members $8. Bring a lunch.

This topic was rescheduled from April

Murder at the Museum

"Ballgowns, Bling & Betrayal"

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum

The late 19th century saw Newport’s popularity among the “Swell Set” explode!  Descending on this little summer resort town, the wealthiest of Americans hosted the most extravagant of entertainments. Come as a guest to their “Costume Ball,” but don’t concern yourself with getting dressed up…  You will be in costume from the characters’ point of view!  Newport's social elite will need your assistance to solve the crime.

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Independence Day

Museum Closed

10 am – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum

The Museum is closed for the 4th of July.  We will re-open tomorrow at 10am. Happy Independance Day everyone!

Murder at the Museum

"Mobsters & Molls"

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum

It’s 1931. Join a cadre of questionable characters in Prohibition era Newport, including Lucky Luciano, Thelma “Hot Toddy” Todd, Larry Fay, Helen Morgan, and Texas Guinan, as they attempt to unravel a tangled web of intrigue. Shady dealings, back stabbing associates, and double-crossing authorities come together to make an unforgettable evening.

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Annual Meeting

5 pm     Newport Art Museum

Join us for our Annual Meeting, featuring presentation by Kirby Perkins Construction on history of the renovations to the Griswold House, 1998 - 2006. Free and open to the public.


Studio Incamminati Painting the Head

Studio Incamminati workshop - June 23 - 25

Painting the Head in Color

9 am – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum

The Museum welcomes Studio Incamminati for this exciting visiting artist workshop, "Painting the Head in Color," with instructor Lea Colie Wight (June 23 - 25). Tuition is $475 (Newport Art Museum members save 15%). To register, call Studio Incamminati directly at 215-592-7910 or register online

Appraisal Day - with Skinner, Inc.

Open to the Public by Reservation

9 am – 2 pm     Newport Art Museum

Meet privately with an expert appraiser from Skinner, Inc. (Robin Starr, Victoria Bratberg, or Kathy Wong) who will examine your piece, discuss issues of age and condition, and give you a verbal appraisal based on current market prices for similar examples. Limit three items per person. Fine art (paintings, prints, works on paper, sculpture, photography) and jewelry only. 

$20 per item or $50 for three. Reservations required. Call 401-619-7277. 


Studio Incamminati Painting the Figure

Studio Incamminati workshop - June 19 - 21

Painting the Figure in Color

9 am – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum

The Museum welcomes Studio Incamminati for this exciting visiting artist workshop, "Painting the Figure in Color," with instructor Darren Kingsley (June 19 - 21). Tuition is $475 (Newport Art Museum members save 15%). To register, call Studio Incamminati directly at 215-592-7910 or register online

What's It Worth - with Skinner, Inc.

Members Only

5:30 – 7:30 pm     Newport Art Museum

Newport Art Museum members can join Skinner, Inc. appraisers Robin Starr and Victoria Bratberg for an entertaining and educational evening as they examine paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, and jewelry, and discuss the possible history and value of each item in front of the audience of members (become a member today).  Limited one item per person. Only 50 items will be featured.

$15 per item. Reservations required, call 401-619-7277.

Read/Eat/Chat

"The Portland Vase: The Extraordinary Odyssey of a Mysterious Roman Treasure" by Robin Brooks

noon     Newport Art Museum

Monthly meeting of the Musuem's book club will focus on The Portland Vase: The Extraordinary Odyssey of a Mysterious Roman Treasure, by Robin Brooks. Read the book, bring a lunch and discuss. Members FREE, non-members $5.

Photo Guild Meeting

Presenter Norman McGrath - the pre-eminent architectural photographer working today

6 pm     Newport Art Museum

A very special Photographers' Guild meeting. Learn how Canon Explorer of Light Emeritus Norman McGrath, the pre-eminent architectural photographer working today, has made the transition from bulky view cameras and lighting to produce stunning architectural images with DSLR cameras, tilt-shift and other lenses, along with HDR and other processing software. According to Steve Inglima, administrator of the Canon Explorer of Light program, Norman “wrote the book” on architectural photography and “continues to do so.” Whether you are doing architecture photography or not, being in the presence of and learning from an acknowledged master is an experience few have. Join us on Wednesday, June 18 in the Ilgenfritz Gallery of the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave. in Newport, RI, for what promises to be an unforgettable evening. Doors will open at 6pm when representatives from Hunt’s Photo and Video will be on hand to answer your questions and will have the latest photo gear and software available for purchase or just drooling over. There will be a brief business meeting at 7pm to conduct the election of new of?cers, followed immediately by Norman’s presentation. Free and open to the public.  Learn more.

Murder at the Museum

"Ballgowns, Bling & Betrayal"

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum

The late 19th century saw Newport’s popularity among the “Swell Set” explode!  Descending on this little summer resort town, the wealthiest of Americans hosted the most extravagant of entertainments. Come as a guest to their “Costume Ball,” but don’t concern yourself with getting dressed up…  You will be in costume from the characters’ point of view!  Newport's social elite will need your assistance to solve the crime.

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Gallery Talk

5:30 pm     Newport Art Museum

Join exhibiting artist Mary Chatowsky Jameson for a Gallery Talk, during Newport Gallery Night.  Admission is FREE.


Newport Gallery Night

5 – 8 pm     Newport Art Museum

Museum open extended hours and admission is free, 5-8pm. Learn more.

Murder at the Museum

"Mobsters & Molls"

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum

It’s 1931. Join a cadre of questionable characters in Prohibition era Newport, including Lucky Luciano, Thelma “Hot Toddy” Todd, Larry Fay, Helen Morgan, and Texas Guinan, as they attempt to unravel a tangled web of intrigue. Shady dealings, back stabbing associates, and double-crossing authorities come together to make an unforgettable evening. 

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Sesquicentennial Lecture

"Very Simple Charm" vs "White Elephants": Richard Morris Hunt's Revolutionary Renaissance of American Architecture

6 – 7 pm     Griswold House

Join us in celebrating the 150th anniversary of the John N.A. Griswold House with this lecture by architectural historian Richard Guy Wilson. 

BUY TICKETS

Opening Reception

Summer Exhibitions

5 – 7 pm     Newport Art Museum

Griswold House sesquicentennial kick-off and opening of our summer exhibitions

Memorial Day

Museum Open

10 am – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum

The Museum is normally closed on Mondays but will be open to the public, 10am - 4pm, on this Monday holiday. 

Murder at the Museum

"Mobsters & Molls"

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum

It’s 1931. Join a cadre of questionable characters in Prohibition era Newport, including Lucky Luciano, Thelma “Hot Toddy” Todd, Larry Fay, Helen Morgan, and Texas Guinan, as they attempt to unravel a tangled web of intrigue. Shady dealings, back stabbing associates, and double-crossing authorities come together to make an unforgettable evening.

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Newport Annual Pick-Up

Day 3

11 am – 1 pm     Cushing Gallery

Artists who participated in the 2014 Newport Annual Members' Juried Exhibition may pick up their work in the Cushing Gallery.

Photo Guild Meeting

Travel / Adventure Photography

7 pm     Newport Art Museum

Monthly meeting of the Photographers' Guild featuring Travel and Adventure photography by Alexander Nesbitt. Learn more.

Newport Annual Pick-Up

Day 2

10 am – 6 pm     Cushing Gallery

Artists who participated in the 2014 Newport Annual Members' Juried Exhibition may pick up their work in the Cushing Gallery.

Newport Annual Pick-Up

Day 1

10 am – 6 pm     Cushing Gallery

Artists who participated in the 2014 Newport Annual Members' Juried Exhibition may pick up their work in the Cushing Gallery.

RI Children's Chorus logo

Music in the Galleries

Rhode Island Children's Chorus

2 pm     Newport Art Museum

Join us for a live concert in the Ilgenfritz Gallery featuing the Rhode Island Children's Chorus. Free with the price of Museum admission.

Murder at the Museum

"Ballgowns, Bling & Betrayal"

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum

The late 19th century saw Newport’s popularity among the “Swell Set” explode!  Descending on this little summer resort town, the wealthiest of Americans hosted the most extravagant of entertainments. Come as a guest to their “Costume Ball,” but don’t concern yourself with getting dressed up…  You will be in costume from the characters’ point of view!  Newport's social elite will need your assistance to solve the crime. 

BUY TICKETS

Read/Eat/Chat

"The Creation of Eve" by Lynn Cullen

noon     Newport Art Museum

Monthly meeting of the Museum's book club will focus on The Creation of Eve, by Lynn Cullen. Read the book, bring a lunch and discuss. Members FREE, non-members $5.

Lunch with the Artist - CANCELLED

CANCELLED

noon     Griswold House

The May meeting of Lunch with the Artist has been cancelled. We appologize for any inconvenience. 

Newport Gallery Night

5 – 8 pm     Newport Art Museum

Museum open extended hours and admission is free, 5-8pm. Learn more.


MUSE Exhibition Opening Reception

Newport Gallery Night

5 – 7 pm     Griswold Lower Gallery

The Current MUSE classes from three area high schools, East Bay Met School, Portsmouth High and Rogers High, are proud to present the MUSE Exhibition, co-curated by the students as part of their curriculum. Come view the exciting group show, selected and created by the MUSE students.

Volunteer Tea

3:30 – 5 pm     Newport Art Museum

Tea, coffee and other light refreshments to honor our hardwork volunteers. 

RSVP no later than Thursday, May 1 to 401-848-8200.

Murder at the Museum

"Mobsters & Molls"

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum

It’s 1931. Join a cadre of questionable characters in Prohibition era Newport, including Lucky Luciano, Thelma “Hot Toddy” Todd, Larry Fay, Helen Morgan and Texas Guinan as they attempt to unravel a tangled web of intrigue. Shady dealings, back stabbing associates and double-crossing authorities come together to make an unforgettable evening.

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People's Choice Award

Last Day to Vote

10 am – 4 pm     Cushing Gallery

Last day  for visitors to vote for their favorite piece in the Newport Annual Members' Juried Exhibition.  Voting takes place in the Cushing Gallery. A winner will be announced May 1 and will receive a gift certificate for a three-course dinner for two at the Hotel Viking's One Bellevue.

Music in the Galleries

Alley Cats a capella

2 pm     Newport Art Museum

Join us or a live concert featuring the Alley Cats a cappella Group, in the Ilgenfritz Gallery. Free with the price of Museum admission.

Murder at the Museum

"Something Wicked This Way Comes"

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum

When the Newport society folk of 1893 attempt to put on an amateur production of Shakespeare’s MacBeth bitter rivalries, old flames, family conflicts and problems with the servants quickly work to thwart their efforts. When a cast member turns up dead, the curse of “The Scottish Play” seems to be coming true. No stone is left unturned and no question is considered off the table… “Security is mortals’ chiefest enemy!”

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Murder at the Museum - bonus performance

"Something Wicked This Way Comes"

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum

When the Newport society folk of 1893 attempt to put on an amateur production of Shakespeare’s MacBeth bitter rivalries, old flames, family conflicts and problems with the servants quickly work to thwart their efforts. When a cast member turns up dead, the curse of “The Scottish Play” seems to be coming true. No stone is left unturned and no question is considered off the table… “Security is mortals’ chiefest enemy!”

This is a special bonus performance for school vacation week.

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Presentation by Deborah Coolidge

Part of Newport Arboretum Week

3 pm     Newport Art Museum

Beginning with tree rubbings, exhibiting artist and teacher Deborah Coolidge proceeds to hold a “dialogue with willing trees.” Learn about the tree as an art form, past and present. Enjoy an engaging slideshow presentation and view her current exhibition Delicate Armour: Works on Paper by Deborah Coolidge. Brought to you by the Newport Tree Society as part of Newport Arboretum Week 2014Free with the price of Museum admission

Murder at the Museum

"Something Wicked This Way Comes"

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum

When the Newport society folk of 1893 attempt to put on an amateur production of Shakespeare’s MacBeth bitter rivalries, old flames, family conflicts and problems with the servants quickly work to thwart their efforts. When a cast member turns up dead, the curse of “The Scottish Play” seems to be coming true. No stone is left unturned and no question is considered off the table… “Security is mortals’ chiefest enemy!”

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Read/Eat/Chat

"Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O'Keeffe" by Laurie Lisle

noon     Griswold House

Monthly meeting of the Museum's book club will focus on Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O'Keeffe, by Laurie Lisle. Read the book, bring a lunch and discuss. Members FREE, non-members $5.  

Photo Guild Meeting

Getting Great Pictures with your Smart Phone

7 pm     Newport Art Museum

Monthly meeting of the Photographers' Guild featuring Chris Alvanez on "Getting Great Pictures with Your Smart Phone". Learn more.

Murder at the Museum

"Something Wicked This Way Comes"

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum

When the Newport society folk of 1893 attempt to put on an amateur production of Shakespeare’s MacBeth bitter rivalries, old flames, family conflicts and problems with the servants quickly work to thwart their efforts. When a cast member turns up dead, the curse of “The Scottish Play” seems to be coming true. No stone is left unturned and no question is considered off the table… “Security is mortals’ chiefest enemy!”

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Newport Gallery Night

5 – 8 pm     Newport Art Museum

Museum open extended hours and admission is free, 5-8pm. Learn more.

Lunch with the Artist - Rescheduled from March

Were there any good, successful women artists between 1830 and 1930?

noon     Griswold House

Art History discussion hosted by Richard Tyre. Topic: Were there any good, successful women artists between 1830 and 1930? Members free, non-members $8. Bring a lunch.

This talk was re-scheduled from March. 

Murder at the Museum

"Something Wicked This Way Comes"

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum

When the Newport society folk of 1893 attempt to put on an amateur production of Shakespeare’s MacBeth bitter rivalries, old flames, family conflicts and problems with the servants quickly work to thwart their efforts. When a cast member turns up dead, the curse of “The Scottish Play” seems to be coming true. No stone is left unturned and no question is considered off the table… “Security is mortals’ chiefest enemy!”

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Murder at the Museum

"Something Wicked This Way Comes"

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum

When the Newport society folk of 1893 attempt to put on an amateur production of Shakespeare’s MacBeth bitter rivalries, old flames, family conflicts and problems with the servants quickly work to thwart their efforts. When a cast member turns up dead, the curse of “The Scottish Play” seems to be coming true. No stone is left unturned and no question is considered off the table… “Security is mortals’ chiefest enemy!”

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Art Trip

The Wadsworth & the Mark Twain House

8:45 am     Newport Art Museum

Join us for an Art Trip to The Wadsworth Atheneum and the Mark Twain House.  Trip will depart from the Museum at 8:45am. $85 Museum members, $100 for non-members.  

Trip includes: Curator-led tour of the Wadsworth's Hudson River School paintings, docent-led tour of the Mark Twain House, transportation, admission to both museums, lunch and a pre-trip discussion with Coleman Center instructor Nancy Bredbeck.  

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Music in the Galleries

Hann Cassady

2 pm     Newport Art Museum

Join us for a live concert in the Ilgenfritz Gallery by acoustic/folk musician Hann Cassady. Free with the price of Museum admission.

Murder at the Museum

"Something Wicked This Way Comes"

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum

When the Newport society folk of 1893 attempt to put on an amateur production of Shakespeare’s MacBeth bitter rivalries, old flames, family conflicts and problems with the servants quickly work to thwart their efforts. When a cast member turns up dead, the curse of “The Scottish Play” seems to be coming true. No stone is left unturned and no question is considered off the table… “Security is mortals’ chiefest enemy!”

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Know Before You Go: Hudson River School Preview

A pre-trip discussion for the upcoming Art Trip

11 am     Griswold House

Coleman Center faculty member Nancy Bredbeck will host a pre-trip discussion on Saturday, March 22 at 11am in the Griswold House. She will review the Hudson River School and paintings of that style in the Newport Art Museum collection.  Light refreshments will be provided. This is an added perk for those already registered for the Art Trip but others may attend if they are interseted in the trip or the Hundson River School.  Admission is FREE for members and those already signed up for the trip and $8 non-members. No reservations necessary. 

ART TRIP DETAILS

newportFILM Event

"Finding Vivian Maier"

6 pm     Newport Art Museum

Now considered one of the 20th century's greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Her strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her in "Finding Vivian Maier." See it here at the Museum, Thursday, March 20, presented by newprotFILM.

6pm - Cocktails & Hors D'oeuvres 
7pm - Film

8:30pm - Post-film Skype conversation with Director Charlie Siskel

TICKETS & INFO


Read/Eat/Chat - March meeting cancelled

book club

noon     Cancelled

The March meeting of the Museum's book club, has been cancelled and the topic rescheduled for Thursday, April 17 at noon.

Photo Guild Meeting

Presentation by three Photo Guild members

7 pm     Ilgenfritz Gallery

Check back or visit the Photo Guild's website for names of presenters. Free and open to the public. 

Murder at the Museum

"Something Wicked This Way Comes"

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum

When the Newport society folk of 1893 attempt to put on an amateur production of Shakespeare’s MacBeth bitter rivalries, old flames, family conflicts and problems with the servants quickly work to thwart their efforts. When a cast member turns up dead, the curse of “The Scottish Play” seems to be coming true. No stone is left unturned and no question is considered off the table… “Security is mortals’ chiefest enemy!”

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Nancy Elizabeth Prophet

Gallery Talk

Amalia Amaki on Nancy Elizabeth Prophet

6 pm     Newport Art Museum

Nancy Elizabeth Prophet, the first Black graduate from RISD and an internationally renowned sculptress, won Best in Show at the Newport Art Museum in 1932. See a special exhibit and learn about her fascinating life here and in Paris in a talk by Amalia Amaki, the foremost authority on Prophet. Funded by RICH.  Admission is free.


Newport Gallery Night

5 – 8 pm     Newport Art Museum

The Museum is open after hours and admission is free.


Youth Art Month Opening

4 – 6 pm     Coleman Center

Opening reception for the Youth Art Month exhibition in the Coleman Center. Admission is free.

Murder at the Museum

"Something Wicked This Way Comes"

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum

When the Newport society folk of 1893 attempt to put on an amateur production of Shakespeare’s MacBeth bitter rivalries, old flames, family conflicts and problems with the servants quickly work to thwart their efforts. When a cast member turns up dead, the curse of “The Scottish Play” seems to be coming true. No stone is left unturned and no question is considered off the table… “Security is mortals’ chiefest enemy!”

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Murder at the Museum

"Something Wicked This Way Comes"

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum

When the Newport society folk of 1893 attempt to put on an amateur production of Shakespeare’s MacBeth bitter rivalries, old flames, family conflicts and problems with the servants quickly work to thwart their efforts. When a cast member turns up dead, the curse of “The Scottish Play” seems to be coming true. No stone is left unturned and no question is considered off the table… “Security is mortals’ chiefest enemy!”

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Gallery Talk

with artist Deborah Coolidge

2 pm     Newport Art Museum

Join exhibiting artist Deborah Coolidge for a Sunday afternoon gallery talk. She'll discuss her technique for capturing the essence of a tree's texture to create art, and will explore the variety of artistic visions of natural objects. Coolidge is a Senior Critic at the Rhode Island School of Design, teaching a foundation class in 3D design.

Murder at the Museum

"Something Wicked This Way Comes"

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum

When the Newport society folk of 1893 attempt to put on an amateur production of Shakespeare’s MacBeth bitter rivalries, old flames, family conflicts and problems with the servants quickly work to thwart their efforts. When a cast member turns up dead, the curse of “The Scottish Play” seems to be coming true. No stone is left unturned and no question is considered off the table… “Security is mortals’ chiefest enemy!”

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Murder at the Museum

"Something Wicked This Way Comes"

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum

When the Newport society folk of 1893 attempt to put on an amateur production of Shakespeare’s MacBeth bitter rivalries, old flames, family conflicts and problems with the servants quickly work to thwart their efforts. When a cast member turns up dead, the curse of “The Scottish Play” seems to be coming true. No stone is left unturned and no question is considered off the table… “Security is mortals’ chiefest enemy!”

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Read/Eat/Chat

Book club meeting

noon     Griswold House

Join art-lovers and avid readers for the monthly meeting of our art-themed book club. February's topic: Private Lives of the Impressionists, by Sue Roe. Members FREE, non-members $5, bring a lunch.  

Photo Guild Meeting

Q & A hosted by New Yorker photographer Len Bernstein

7 pm     Ilgenfritz Gallery

New York photographer Len Bernstein hosts a Q & A. Free and open to the public.

Len Bernstein began to study photography in 1974, when he was 24 years old. The following year, he began his study of Aesthetic Realism in consultations with The Kindest Art, and later had the honor to study with the founder of Aesthetic Realism, Eli Siegel. His photographs are in many private and public collections, including The Library of Congress, Washington, DC, and Bibliotheque nationale de France, Paris. Mr. Bernstein's articles have been published in the US and abroad, and his workshops have been presented at high schools and colleges, including The University of Northampton, England. He lives in New York where he continues to have the time of his life studying in professional classes with Chairman of Education Ellen Reiss at the Aesthetic Realism Foundation.

Presidents' Day - MUSEUM OPEN

Monday Holiday

10 am – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum

The Museum is normally closed on Mondays but is open to the public on this Monday holiday.

Murder at the Museum

"Something Wicked This Way Comes"

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum

When the Newport society folk of 1893 attempt to put on an amateur production of Shakespeare’s MacBeth bitter rivalries, old flames, family conflicts and problems with the servants quickly work to thwart their efforts. When a cast member turns up dead, the curse of “The Scottish Play” seems to be coming true. No stone is left unturned and no question is considered off the table… “Security is mortals’ chiefest enemy!”

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"Tales from the Auction World"

Robin Starr

2 pm     Ilgenfritz Gallery

In this behind-the-scenes look at the life of an art appraiser, Robin Starr describes the mysterious, unusual, and astonishing discoveries she’s made working with clients around the country.  As Director of American & European Paintings & Prints for Skinner, Inc., Robin Starr oversees a staff of specialists who appraise and catalog prints, paintings, sculpture, and works on paper.  She is also widely regarded as one of Skinner’s most vibrant and animated auctioneers, bringing an enthusiastic spirit to the podium at Skinner’s annual American & European Paintings & Prints auctions.

BONUS: Curator Nancy Whipple Grinnell will be signing copies of her new biography, Carrying the Torch: Maud Howe Elliott and the American Renaissance, during the tea reception following the lecture.

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Thank you to our hospitality sponsors: IsaCooks Natural Organics, Taylor Rental, Kilwin's, Empire Tea & Coffee, Eva Ruth's Specialty Bakery, Edible Arrangements.

Newport Gallery Night

5 – 8 pm     Newport Art Museum

The Museum is open after hours and admission is free. 

Lunch with the Artist

Braque & Cubism: What is "Realism" in Art?

noon     Griswold House

Art History discussion hosted by Richard Tyre. Topic: Braque & Cubism: What is "Realism" in Art? Members free, non-members $8. Bring a lunch.

Murder at the Museum

"Something Wicked This Way Comes"

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum

When the Newport society folk of 1893 attempt to put on an amateur production of Shakespeare’s MacBeth bitter rivalries, old flames, family conflicts and problems with the servants quickly work to thwart their efforts. When a cast member turns up dead, the curse of “The Scottish Play” seems to be coming true. No stone is left unturned and no question is considered off the table… “Security is mortals’ chiefest enemy!”

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"Waterfire: From Art Installation to Global Phenomenon"

Barnaby Evans

2 pm     Ilgenfritz Gallery

This award-winning sculpture by Barnaby Evans has been praised as a powerful work of art and a moving symbol of Providence’s renaissance, and a demonstration of the power of art to unite a community. WaterFire has been discussed in hundreds of articles and included in symposia around the world. Evans has created installations of WaterFire in Singapore and Houston, and is currently exploring art installations for a number of other cities.
Cora Lee Gibbs Honorary Lecture

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Thank you to our hospitality sponsors: IsaCooks Natural Organics, Taylor Rental, Kilwin's, Empire Tea & Coffee, Eva Ruth's Specialty Bakery, Edible Arrangements.

Opening Reception

Opening of our winter exhibitions

5 – 7 pm     Newport Art Museum

Toast the opening of our winter 2014 exhibitions. Newport Art Museum members get in FREE, suggested $10 donation for non-members, cash bar. Shows opening include: 
Delicate Armour: Works on Paper by Deborah Coolidge
Irving Barrett: Avian Aquidneck
The Art of Craft: Selections from the Aquidneck Island Region
Newport Annual Members' Juried Exhibition presented by Crestar Picture Framing

Food generously provided by IsaCooks Natural Organics.

Murder at the Museum

"Something Wicked This Way Comes"

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum

When the Newport society folk of 1893 attempt to put on an amateur production of Shakespeare’s MacBeth bitter rivalries, old flames, family conflicts and problems with the servants quickly work to thwart their efforts. When a cast member turns up dead, the curse of “The Scottish Play” seems to be coming true. No stone is left unturned and no question is considered off the table… “Security is mortals’ chiefest enemy!”

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"Listening In: The Secret White House Recordings of JFK"

Ted Widmer

2 pm     Ilgenfritz Gallery

In July of 1962, President John F. Kennedy recorded 265 hours of conversation using hidden recording systems in the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room. Ted Widmer was approached by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation to select, introduce, and transcribe the recordings and produced a book by the same title to recognize the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy administration. Widmer is assistant to the president for special projects at Brown University, and is an historian, writer, and librarian, who served as a speechwriter in the later days of the Clinton White House. 

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Thank you to our hospitality sponsors: IsaCooks Natural Organics, Taylor Rental, Kilwin's, Empire Tea & Coffee, Eva Ruth's Specialty Bakery, Edible Arrangements.

Murder at the Museum

"Something Wicked This Way Comes"

7 – 8:30 pm     Newport Art Museum

When the Newport society folk of 1893 attempt to put on an amateur production of Shakespeare’s MacBeth bitter rivalries, old flames, family conflicts and problems with the servants quickly work to thwart their efforts. When a cast member turns up dead, the curse of “The Scottish Play” seems to be coming true. No stone is left unturned and no question is considered off the table… “Security is mortals’ chiefest enemy!”

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Newport Annual Drop-off

Day Two

10 am – 4 pm     Cushing Gallery

Members submit their artwork for consideration in the 2014 Newport Annual Members' Juried Exhibition.  

CALL FOR ENTIRES


"To the Victor go the Spoils? Intricate Legalities of Plundered Art"

Dr, Victoria Reed

2 pm     Ilgenfritz Gallery

Looted art and masterpieces brought back as the spoils of war frequently make headlines, even featuring in popular culture – from Indiana Jones and his quest for the Lost Ark to episodes of The Simpsons. But how does an art museum actually research its collection for lost, stolen, or smuggled masterpieces? Dr. Reed, Curator for Provenance at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, will discuss her experiences as an “art detective,” tracing the provenance, or ownership history, of the MFA’s collection and looking for potential seizures, thefts, and losses during the Nazi era (1933-1945) and beyond. 

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Thank you to our hospitality sponsors: Garnish Kitchen & Provisions, Taylor Rental, Kilwin's, Empire Tea & Coffee, Eva Ruth's Specialty Bakery, Edible Arrangements.

Newport Annual Drop-off

Day One

10 am – 5 pm     Cushing Gallery

Members submit their artwork for consideration in the 2014 Newport Annual Members' Juried Exhibition.  

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Boys & Girls Club Opening

4:15 – 5:30 pm     Coleman Center

Reception for the Boys & Girls Club exhibition in the Coleman Center. Admission is free.

Artwork Pick-Up

Day two of Photo Guild pick-up

10 am – 4 pm     Griswold House

Pick up for exhibiting artists featured in the Photographers' Guild Members' Exhibition.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - MUSEUM OPEN

Monday Holiday

10 am – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum

The Museum is normally closed on Mondays but is open to the public on this Monday holiday.


Artwork Pick-Up

Day one of Photo Guild pick-up

10 am – 4 pm     Griswold House

Pick up for exhibiting artists featured in the Photographers' Guild Members' Exhibition.

“The Mystery of Vampires in New England”

Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni

2 pm     Ilgenfritz Gallery

When an 18th-century burying ground was accidently uncovered in Connecticut, Bellantoni, the state archaeologist with the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Archaeology Center at the University of Connecticut, was called in.  All the skeletal remains were in proper anatomical position, except for one adult male. Forensic and historical evidences suggest that this individual was believed to be “undead” and capable of leaving the grave to feed on living family members. Bellatoni will discuss the case, and the belief that these “vampire” attacks were responsible for spreading diseases such as tuberculosis.

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Thank you to our hospitality sponsors: Garnish Kitchen & Provisions, Taylor Rental, Kilwin's, Empire Tea & Coffee, Eva Ruth's Specialty Bakery, Edible Arrangements.

Read/Eat/Chat

Book club meeting

noon     Griswold House

Join art-lovers and avid readers for the monthly meeting of our art-themed book club. January's topic: Carrying the Torch: Maud Howe Elliott and the American Renaissance by our Curator Nancy Whipple Grinnell.  Nancy will be in attenance. Members FREE, non-members $5, bring a lunch.  

Photo Guild Meeting

Members' critique with Christopher Alvanas

7 pm     Ilgenfritz Gallery

Bring three images, either of a common theme or three differing subjects that you are interested in having critiqued. Visit the Photo Guild's website for further instructions. The meeting is free and open to the public. 

Lunch with the Artist

Andy Warhol: Real Art or Just Sensationalism?

noon     Griswold House

Art History discussion hosted by Richard Tyre. Topic: Andy Warhol: Real Art or Just Sensationalism? Members free, non-members $8. Bring a lunch.

"Changes Ahead? A Look Forward to Midterms"

Darrell West

2 pm     Ilgenfritz Gallery

This dynamic speaker will review the political landscape and assess the changing fortunes of President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans. How are they handling major domestic and foreign policy issues?  What are their biggest challenges?  How will these topics affect the upcoming midterm elections? Darrell West is Vice President of Governance Studies and Director for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution.

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Thank you to our hospitality sponsors: Garnish Kitchen & Provisions, Taylor Rental, Kilwin's, Empire Tea & Coffee, Eva Ruth's Specialty Bakery, Edible Arrangements. 

Newport Gallery Night

5 – 8 pm     Newport Art Museum

Museum is open extended hours and admission is free. Learn more about Gallery Night

New Year's Day - MUSEUM CLOSED

Happy New Year!

10 am – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum

The Museum will re-open on Thursday, January 2 at 10am.

New Year's Eve - MUSEUM CLOSES EARLY

See you in 2014!

1 pm     Newport Art Museum

The Museum will close at 1pm on Tuesday, December 31 and will re-open on Thursday, January 2 at 10am.

Murder at the Museum

A Merry Murder Mystery

7 – 8:30 pm     Griswold House

Set in the late Victorian age, celebrate with Newport's society members in a festive evening of music, games, gift-giving, and endless holiday fun.  Just be wary of any Scrooges in attendance, whose "Bah Humbug" attitudes threaten worse than merely a lump of coal in your stocking. When the merry-making ends and the murdering begins, you will question the suspects, search the house for clues, and attempt to solve the crime.

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Christmas Day - MUSEUM CLOSED

Happy Holidays

10 am – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum

The Museum will re-open on Thursday, December 26 at 10am.

Christmas Eve - MUSEUM CLOSES EARLY

Happy Holidays

1 pm     Newport Art Museum

The Museum will close at 1pm on Tuesday, December 24 and will re-open on Thursday, December 26 at 10am.

Book Signing

with Curator Nancy Whipple Grinnell

5 – 6 pm     Griswold House

Join Newport Art Museum Curator Nancy Whipple Grinnell for a free book signing in celebration of her new biography, Carrying the Torch: Maud Howe Elliott and the American Renaissance.  

Lunch with the Artist

Frans Hals: was he as happy as his paintings?

noon     Griswold House

Art History discussion hosted by Richard Tyre. December's topic: Frans Hals: was he as happy as his paintings? Members free, non-members $8. Bring a lunch.

A Dickens Christmas Feast

featuring the Marley Bridges Theatre Company

7 – 10 pm     Griswold House

A Newport tradition, the Victorian Christmas Feast is an interactive evening of fine food, beautiful costumes, song and Christmas cheer.  This year the theme of the evening will be the timeless classic A Christmas Carol.

The year is 1891, and John Jacob Astor IV hates Christmas.  "Bah humbug" to the singing, the dancing, the laughter, the joy - what makes the Yuletide so gay?

  • Assist in opening Jack's eyes to the wonder and awe of the season.
  • Watch and participate in scenes from Charles Dickens' classic tale A Christmas Carol.
  • Listen to a beautiful choral concert.
  • Play ballroom games & laugh at the antics of the domestics.
  • Enjoy a four course meal, catered by Pranzi Catering.
  • Tour the historic & elegant John N.A. Griswold House.

Tickets are priced according to your entree selection. (401) 324-9436

A Dickens Christmas Feast

featuring the Marley Bridges Theatre Company

7 – 10 pm     Griswold House

A Newport tradition, the Victorian Christmas Feast is an interactive evening of fine food, beautiful costumes, song and Christmas cheer.  This year the theme of the evening will be the timeless classic A Christmas Carol.

The year is 1891, and John Jacob Astor IV hates Christmas.  "Bah humbug" to the singing, the dancing, the laughter, the joy - what makes the Yuletide so gay?

  • Assist in opening Jack's eyes to the wonder and awe of the season.
  • Watch and participate in scenes from Charles Dickens' classic tale A Christmas Carol.
  • Listen to a beautiful choral concert.
  • Play ballroom games & laugh at the antics of the domestics.
  • Enjoy a four course meal, catered by Pranzi Catering.
  • Tour the historic & elegant John N.A. Griswold House

Tickets are priced according to your entree selection. (401) 324-9436

Newport Gallery Night

Gallery Talk by Carol Miller & MUSE opening

5 – 8 pm     Newport Art Museum

Museum is open after hours (5 - 8pm) and admission is free. Exhibiting artist Carol Miller will give a FREE gallery talk at 6pm.  MUSE high school students will also celebrate their exhibition opening  with a reception, 5 - 7pm.


Annual Student Art Show Opening

Featuring Coleman Center Students

4 – 6 pm     Coleman Center

Opening Reception for the Annual Student Art Show, which showcases work by Coleman Center students who took a course in 2013. The work is located in the Coleman Center for Creative Studies at 26 Liberty Street (behind the Museum) and will be on view through December 20, 2013. 

Museums on Us

Bank of America / Merrill Lynch customers

12 – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum

Bank of America / Merrill Lynch cardholders get in free all weekend.

Museums on Us

Bank of America / Merrill Lynch customers

10 am – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum

Bank of America / Merrill Lynch cardholders get in free all weekend.

Murder at the Museum

A Merry Murder Mystery

7 – 8:30 pm     Griswold House

Set in the late Victorian age, celebrate with Newport's society members in a festive evening of music, games, gift-giving, and endless holiday fun.  Just be wary of any Scrooges in attendance, whose "Bah Humbug" attitudes threaten worse than merely a lump of coal in your stocking. When the merry-making ends and the murdering begins, you will question the suspects, search the house for clues, and attempt to solve the crime.

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Faculty & Student Holiday Arts Sale

9 am – 5 pm     Coleman Center

Buy unique holiday gifts, while supporting Rhode Island artists and the Museum's art school, Coleman Center for Creative Studies. Original paintings, prints, ceramics and holiday notecards will be among the many items. Gift wrapping will be available for all purchases. The sale will be held in the Coleman Center at 26 Liberty Street, behind the Museum's main campus at 76 Bellevue Avenue in Newport.

Click here for a sneak peek of the artwork for sale.

Faculty & Student Holiday Arts Sale

4 – 7 pm     Coleman Center

Buy unique holiday gifts, while supporting Rhode Island artists and the Museum's art school, Coleman Center for Creative Studies. Original paintings, prints, ceramics and holiday notecards will be among the many items. Gift wrapping will be available for all purchases. Refreshments will be provided on Friday night. The sale will be held in the Coleman Center at 26 Liberty Street, behind the Museum's main campus at 76 Bellevue Avenue in Newport.

Click here for a sneak peek of the artwork for sale.

Thanksgiving - MUSEUM CLOSED

Happy Thanksgiving

10 am – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum

The Museum will re-open Friday, November 29 at 10am.

MUSEUM CLOSES EARLY

Happy Thanksgiving

1 pm     Newport Art Museum

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Museum will close at 1pm on Wednesday, November 27 and will re-open Friday, November 29 at 10am.

Read/Eat/Chat

The Art Forger

noon     Griswold House

Get together with art lovers and avid readers at the monthly meeting of the Museum's art themed book club.  Read The Art Forger (A Novel) by B.A. Shapiro, bring a lunch and discuss. Members free; non-members $5.

There is no December Read/Eat/Chat.  See you in 2014!

Photo Guild Meeting

Presentation by Ron Rosenstock

7 pm     Griswold House

Monthly meeting of the Photographers' Guild.  Admission is FREE and all are welcome.

Lunch with the Artist

What's Really Going on in The Last Supper?

noon     Griswold House

Art History discussion hosted by Richard Tyre. November's topic: What's Really Going on in The Last Supper? Members free, non-members $8. Bring a lunch.

Gallery Talk with Curator Nancy Grinnell

"The Art of Sea-ing"

2 pm     Newport Art Museum

Newport Art Museum Curator Nancy Whipple Grinnell will discuss the exhibition "The Art of Sea-ing," focusing primarily on the work of William H. Drury. Free with the price of admission. 

Murder at the Museum

A Merry Murder Mystery

7 – 8:30 pm     Griswold House

Set in the late Victorian age, celebrate with Newport's society members in a festive evening of music, games, gift-giving, and endless holiday fun.  Just be wary of any Scrooges in attendance, whose "Bah Humbug" attitudes threaten worse than merely a lump of coal in your stocking. When the merry-making ends and the murdering begins, you will question the suspects, search the house for clues, and attempt to solve the crime.

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Newport Gallery Night

CANCELLED

5 – 8 pm     Newport, RI

Due to a scheduling conflict the Museum will not participate in the November Newport Gallery NIght.  Other Gallery Night locations will still be open.  

Open Studio

with Grace Bentley-Scheck

10 am – 1 pm     Coleman Center

In conjunction with the exhibition "19@25" artist Grace Bentley-Scheck invites the public to watch her printmaking process in the studios of the Coleman Center for Creative Studies at the Newport Art Museum. Observe her as she works, ask question, and enjoy! Admission is FREE.

Art Trip to Boston

Visit to the MFA

8 am     MFA in Boston

Art Trips have returned! Join us for a trip to the MFA in Boston to view the John Singer Sargent Watercolors exhibition. During the bus ride, a faculty member from the Coleman Center for Creative Studies will lead a discussion of the relationship between the Sargent watercolors and the works on view at the Newport Art Museum. Once there, we will enjoy an MFA-guided tour of the Sargent exhibition, with time to explore the rest of the MFA on your own following the tour.  On the return trip, our faculty member can answer any questions you may have. Fee includes transportation and admission to the MFA.

$75 members / $85 non-members. Leaves the Newport Art Museum at 8 am. 

Reservations and pre-payment required. Please call Tuesday - Saturday 10am-4pm, 848-8200.

Museums on Us

Bank of America / Merrill Lynch customers

12 – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum

Bank of America / Merrill Lynch cardholders get in free all weekend.


Music in the Galleries

"Crosswinds" Navy Band Northeast Woodwind Quintet

2 pm     Griswold House

Join us for a FREE concert in the Museum's Griswold House, featuring "Crosswinds" Navy Band Northeast Woodwind Quintet.

Museums on Us

Bank of America / Merrill Lynch customers

10 am – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum

Bank of America / Merrill Lynch cardholders get in free all weekend.

Spooky Tales: Stories by Edgar Allan Poe

2 pm     Griswold House

Join us for an interactive re-telling of some of Poe's most famous tales, during these family-friendly performances by the Marley Bridges Theatre Company. Tickets sold at the door. No reservations necessary.

TICKETS:
FREE - Children 12 & under
$10 Adults / $8  Teens, 13 - 17 years old
Newport Art Museum members pay half price.
 

Fine Art and Jewelry Appraisal Day with Skinner, Inc.

SOLD OUT!

10 am – 3 pm     Newport Art Museum

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! THANK YOU.

Are you wondering what that family heirloom is worth? You have a chance to find out  when the Newport Art Museum hosts its first Fine Art and Jewelry Appraisal Day with Skinner, Inc.

Expert appraisers Robin Starr and Victoria Bratberg of Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers will examine your piece, discussing issues of age and condition and giving an estimated value based on current market prices for similar examples. All estimates are verbal. The event takes place at the Newport Art Museum.

Participants may bring up to three items for appraisal. Cost is $20 per item/$50 for three.

Newport Art Museum members sign up now; non-member sign-up begins Sept. 23.

Reservations are required; payment is requested at time of reservation. Call Karen Knisely (401) 619-7277, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, to reserve your appraisal time.

Space is limited, and items are restricted to fine art - paintings, prints, works on paper, sculpture, and photography - and jewelry only. You must be able to carry the item(s) in/out yourself.

Spooky Tales: Stories by Edgar Allan Poe

2 pm     Griswold House

Join us for an interactive re-telling of some of Poe's most famous tales, during these family-friendly performances by the Marley Bridges Theatre Company. Tickets sold at the door. No reservations necessary.

TICKETS:
FREE - Children 12 & under
$10 Adults / $8  Youth*
Newport Art Museum members pay half price.
*Youth tickets cover ages 13 - 17.

Read/Eat/Chat

Leonardo’s Lost Princess

noon     Griswold House

Get together with art lovers and avid readers at the monthly meeting of the Museum's art themed book club.  Read Leonardo’s Lost Princess: One Man’s Quest to Authenticate an Unknown Portrait by Leonardo Da Vinci by Peter Silverman, with Catherine Whitney, bring a lunch and discuss. Members free; non-members $5.

Photo Guild Meeting

Presentation by Christopher Alvanas

7 pm     Griswold House

Monthly meeting of the Photographers' Guild.  Admission is FREE and all are welcome.

Lunch with the Artist

What Kind of Women are the Subjects of Great Paintings?

noon     Griswold House

Art History discussion hosted by Richard Tyre. October's topic: What Kind of Women are the Subjects of Great Paintings?  Members free, non-members $8. Bring a lunch.

Spooky Tales: Stories by Edgar Allan Poe

2 pm     Griswold House

Join us for an interactive re-telling of some of Poe's most famous tales, during these family-friendly performances by the Marley Bridges Theatre Company. Tickets sold at the door. No reservations necessary.

TICKETS:
FREE - Children 12 & under
$10 Adults / $8  Youth*
Newport Art Museum members pay half price.
*Youth tickets cover ages 13 - 17.

Newport Gallery Night

2nd Thursday of the month

5 – 8 pm     Newport Art Museum

Museum is open after hours and admission is free.

Museums on Us

Bank of America / Merrill Lynch customers

12 – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum

Bank of America / Merrill Lynch cardholders get in free all weekend.

Spooky Tales: Stories by Edgar Allan Poe

2 pm     Griswold House

Join us for an interactive re-telling of some of Poe's most famous tales, during these family-friendly performances by the Marley Bridges Theatre Company. Tickets sold at the door. No reservations necessary. 

TICKETS:
FREE - Children 12 & under

$10 Adults / $8  Youth* 
Newport Art Museum members pay half price.

*Youth tickets cover ages 13 - 17.


Museums on Us

Bank of America / Merrill Lynch customers

10 am – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum

Bank of America / Merrill Lynch cardholders get in free all weekend.

Music in the Galleries

Crosswinds Navy Band Northeast Woodwind Quintet

2 pm     Newport Art Museum

Join us for a FREE concert in the Museum's Griwold House featuring Crosswinds Navy Band Northeast Woodwind Quintet.  


Music in the Galleries

Crosswinds Navy Band Northeast Woodwind Quintet

2 pm     Newport Art Museum

Join us for a FREE concert in the Museum's Griwold House featuring Crosswinds Navy Band Northeast Woodwind Quintet.  


Music in the Galleries

Crosswinds Navy Band Northeast Woodwind Quintet

2 pm     Newport Art Museum

Join us for a FREE concert in the Museum's Griswold House, featuring Crosswinds Navy Band Northeast Woodwind Quintet.

Smithsonian Museum Day Live

Smithsonian Magazine

10 am – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum

Free admission with ticket from Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live website.

Opening Reception

Fall 2013 Exhibitions

5 – 7 pm     Newport Art Museum

Celebrate the opening of our fall 2013 exhibitions, "19@25," "Carol Miller: A Shoe Affair," "The Art of Sea-ing: William H. Drury, Charles Woodbury, and George Bellows," and the "Photographers' Guild Members' Exhibition." 

Learn more

Rogers High School- Queen Anne Park

Maya Lin design.

11:45 am     Queen Anne Park, Thames Street, Newport

Educators from the Newport Restoration Foundation will describe the process for the recent redesign of this public space by internationally acclaimed Landscape Designer Maya Lin.
parking is available on Thames Street and in the adjacent Mary Street municipal lot.


Portsmouth High School- Queen Anne Park

Maya Lin design

11 am     Queen Anne Park, Thames Street, Newport

Educators from the Newport Restoration Foundation will describe the process for the recent redesign of this public space by internationally acclaimed Landscape Designer Maya Lin.

parking is available on Thames Street and in the adjacent Mary Street municipal lot.

Rogers High School- Lafarge Restoration Fund

Congregational Church of Newport

1 pm     Congregational Church of Newport, Pelham and Spring Streets.

We will view the Lafarge interiors and get the details of a Lafarge design challenge! 

Murder at the Museum

Portrait of a Killer

7 – 8:30 pm     Griswold House

It's 1893, just five years after the infamous Whitechapel murders of Jack the Ripper, and an art thief is wreaking havoc on Newport's summer season. Famous portraits have been disappearing from the "Cottages" of Bellevue Avenue.  Authorities have warned all society hostesses, art collectors and philanthropists to protect their priceless paintings and sculptures. Tonight the Griswolds are hosting a Grand Ball in the hopes of luring and catching the theif. Join society's bluebloods and an undercover detective for a sting operation masked as an evening of dancing, music and ballroom games. When a party guest ends up dead, it's apparent the art thief has taken the bait and wandered into the trap!  Outsmart the most elusive con artist in Newport in this 90-minute fast-paced and family friendly who-dun-it.

Purchase tickets

Read/Eat/Chat

The Irish Game: A True Story of Crime and Art

noon     Griswold House

Get together with art lovers and avid readers at the monthly meeting of the Museum's art themed book club.  Read The Irish Game: A True Story of Crime and Art by Matthew Hart, bring a lunch and discuss. Members free; non-members $5.

Photo Guild Meeting

Presentation by Michael Rice

7 pm     Griswold House

Monthly meeting of the Photographers' Guild.  Admission is FREE and all are welcome.

Learn more

Lunch with the Artist

Shocking Secrets of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling

noon     Griswold House

 Art History discussion hosted by Richard Tyre. Septmeber's topic: Shocking Secrets of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling. Members free; non-members $8. Bring a lunch.

Welcome Salve Students

Free admission

12 – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum

Free admission all weekend for incoming Salve Freshmen.

Welcome Salve Students

Free admission

10 am – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum

Free admission all weekend for incoming Salve Freshmen.

Newport Gallery Night

2nd Thursday of the month

5 – 8 pm     Newport Art Museum

Museum is open after hours and admission is free.  

Museums on Us

Bank of America / Merrill Lynch customers

12 – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum

Bank of America / Merrill Lynch cardholders get in free all weekend.

Murder at the Museum

Portrait of a Killer

7 – 8:30 pm     Griswold House

It's 1893, just five years after the infamous Whitechapel murders of Jack the Ripper, and an art thief is wreaking havoc on Newport's summer season. Famous portraits have been disappearing from the "Cottages" of Bellevue Avenue.  Authorities have warned all society hostesses, art collectors and philanthropists to protect their priceless paintings and sculptures. Tonight the Griswolds are hosting a Grand Ball in the hopes of luring and catching the theif. Join society's bluebloods and an undercover detective for a sting operation masked as an evening of dancing, music and ballroom games. When a party guest ends up dead, it's apparent the art thief has taken the bait and wandered into the trap!  Outsmart the most elusive con artist in Newport in this 90-minute fast-paced and family friendly who-dun-it.

Purchase tickets


Museums on Us

Bank of America / Merrill Lynch customers

10 am – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum

Bank of America / Merrill Lynch cardholders get in free all weekend.

PM Picnic

Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors"

6 – 7:30 pm     Newport Art Museum lawn

Enjoy live theatre, adapted and performed by the Marley Bridges Theatre Company, on the Griswold House lawn. 

Murder at the Museum mirror murder

Murder at the Museum

Portrait of a Killer

7 – 8:30 pm     Griswold House

It's 1893, just five years after the infamous Whitechapel murders of Jack the Ripper, and an art thief is wreaking havoc on Newport's summer season. Famous portraits have been disappearing from the "Cottages" of Bellevue Avenue.  Authorities have warned all society hostesses, art collectors and philanthropists to protect their priceless paintings and sculptures. Tonight the Griswolds are hosting a Grand Ball in the hopes of luring and catching the theif. Join society's bluebloods and an undercover detective for a sting operation masked as an evening of dancing, music and ballroom games. When a party guest ends up dead, it's apparent the art thief has taken the bait and wandered into the trap!  Outsmart the most elusive con artist in Newport in this 90-minute fast-paced and family friendly who-dun-it.

Purchase tickets

PM Picnic

Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors"

6 – 7:30 pm     Newport Art Museum lawn

Enjoy live theatre, adapted and performed by the Marley Bridges Theatre Company, on the Griswold House lawn.  

 

Murder at the Museum

Newport Nuptials

7 – 8:30 pm     Griswold House

Set in 1925, Prohibition is in full swing, but at the wedding reception of high society newlyweds Hermann Oelrichs Jr. and Dorothy “Dumpy” Haydel, the champagne flows freely and rumors fly fast When a guest vows to end the union and another ends up dead, you will need to search the Griswold House for clues, question the suspects and match the gifts to their givers to solve the crime.

Purchase tickets

PM Picnic

Featuring: The Ravers

6 – 7:30 pm     Newport Art Museum lawn

Enjoy live music by The Ravers on the Griswold House lawn. This event will be held rain or shine. We will move indoors if it rains.

REVISED: Our newsletter and other print materials list Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons for this date.  Due to a scheduling conflict, The Ravers will be performing instead.

 

Lunch with the Artist

The Complex Art on the One Dollar Bill

noon     Griswold House

Art history discussion hosted by Richard Tyre. August's topic: The Complex Art on the One Dollar Bill. (Bring a dollar bill). Members FREE, non-members $8. Bring a lunch. 

Wet Paint

Silent Auction

11 – 4 pm     Griswold House

Silent auction continues until 4pm sharp - enjoy music and fun on the lawn while you follow the bidding. The Museum is open free of charge all day.
 

Live Auction

5 pm     Newport Art Museum Lawn

The excitement culminates with a live auction under the tent with auctioneer Marie Keep of Skinner, Inc. The top 50 works will be featured in the live auction.

WET PAINT is sponsored by: U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Managment  and Skinner, Inc.

Wet Paint

Wet Paint

Artist Registration

8 – 10 am     Newport Art Museum

Artists may pre-register online by clicking here.

Artists who did not register in advance may register at the Museum the morning of.

 

Artwork Drop-Off 

10 am - 3 pm     GRISWOLD HOUSE   

Drop-off your completed Wet Paint artwork no later than 3pm.

 

Preview Reception

6 - 8 pm     Griswold House & lawn    

Attend the Wet Paint preview party to celebrate the event and get an early start on the silent bidding.  Members $10, non-members $15, FREE for participating artists and a guest.

Tickets available at the door only.

 

WET PAINT is sponsored by: U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Managment  and Skinner, Inc.

Read/Eat/Chat

North Renaissance Art

noon     Griswold House

Get together with art lovers and avid readers at the monthly meeting of the Museum's art themed book club.  Read North Renaissance Art by Susan Nash, bring a lunch and discuss. Members free; non-members $5.

PM Picnic

Featuring: Abbey Rhode

6 – 7:30 pm     Newport Art Museum lawn

Abbey Rhode performs the music of The Beatles, from Love Me Do to the songs from the Abbey Road album. Their live performances have gained this local band a regional reputation for their straightforward delivery and attention to the magic of that band from Liverpool, England.  

 

Murder at the Museum

Portrait of a Killer

7 – 8:30 pm     Griswold House

It's 1893, just five years after the infamous Whitechapel murders of Jack the Ripper, and an art thief is wreaking havoc on Newport's summer season. Famous portraits have been disappearing from the "Cottages" of Bellevue Avenue.  Authorities have warned all society hostesses, art collectors and philanthropists to protect their priceless paintings and sculptures. Tonight the Griswolds are hosting a Grand Ball in the hopes of luring and catching the theif. Join society's bluebloods and an undercover detective for a sting operation masked as an evening of dancing, music and ballroom games. When a party guest ends up dead, it's apparent the art thief has taken the bait and wandered into the trap!  Outsmart the most elusive con artist in Newport in this 90-minute fast-paced and family friendly who-dun-it.

Purchase tickets

Newport Gallery Night

The second Thursday of every month

5 – 8 pm     Newport Art Museum

The Museum is open 5 - 8 pm, FREE of charge. 

PM Picnic

Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors"

6 – 7:30 pm     Newport Art Museum lawn

Enjoy live theatre, adapted and performed by the Marley Bridges Theatre Company, on the Griswold House lawn.

 

 

Museums on Us

Presented by Bank of America/Merrill Lynch

12 – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum

Receive free general admission when you present your Bank of America/Merrill Lynch card at the Museum's front desk. Click here for more on Museums on Us.

Murder at the Museum bathtub murder

Murder at the Museum

Newport Nuptials

7 – 8:30 pm     Griswold House

Set in 1925, Prohibition is in full swing, but at the wedding reception of high society newlyweds Hermann Oelrichs Jr. and Dorothy “Dumpy” Haydel, the champagne flows freely and rumors fly fast When a guest vows to end the union and another ends up dead, you will need to search the Griswold House for clues, question the suspects and match the gifts to their givers to solve the crime.

Purchase tickets


Museums on Us

Presented by Bank of America/Merrill Lynch

11 am – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum

Receive free general admission when you present your Bank of America/Merrill Lynch card at the Museum's front desk. Click here for more on Museums on Us.

PM Picnic

Featuring: The Elderly Brothers

6 – 7:30 pm     Newport Art Museum lawn

Known for their tight three-part harmonies, The Elderly Brothers have been entertaining local audiences for years. From Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Everly Brothers, and The Eagles, to originals, The Elderly Brothers bring energy and fun to all of their shows.  

An Acacia Cafe food truck will also be on site!

 

Newport Music Festival

Performance at the Museum

4 – 6 pm     Griswold House

Tickets available at www.NewportMusic.org.

Murder at the Museum

Portrait of a Killer

7 – 8:30 pm     Griswold House

It's 1893, just five years after the infamous Whitechapel murders of Jack the Ripper, and an art thief is wreaking havoc on Newport's summer season. Famous portraits have been disappearing from the "Cottages" of Bellevue Avenue.  Authorities have warned all society hostesses, art collectors and philanthropists to protect their priceless paintings and sculptures. Tonight the Griswolds are hosting a Grand Ball in the hopes of luring and catching the theif. Join society's bluebloods and an undercover detective for a sting operation masked as an evening of dancing, music and ballroom games. When a party guest ends up dead, it's apparent the art thief has taken the bait and wandered into the trap!  Outsmart the most elusive con artist in Newport in this 90-minute fast-paced and family friendly who-dun-it.

Purchase tickets


Newport Music Festival

Performance at the Museum

4 – 6 pm     Griswold House

Tickets available at www.NewportMusic.org.

Newport Music Festival

Performance at the Museum

4 – 6 pm     Griswold House

Tickets available at www.NewportMusic.org.

Newport Music Festival

Performance at the Museum

4 – 6 pm     Griswold House

Tickets available at www.NewportMusic.org.

PM Picnic

Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors"

6 – 7:30 pm     Newport Art Museum lawn

Enjoy live theatre, adapted and performed by the Marley Bridges Theatre Company, on the Griswold House lawn.  

A Panino Express food truck will also be on site!

 

Newport Music Festival

Performance at the Museum

4 – 6 pm     Griswold House

Tickets available at www.NewportMusic.org.

Night at the Museum "After Party"

9 pm – 12 am     Ilgenfritz Gallery

Experience Newport in a different light - join us at 9pm in our galleries for cocktails, dessert, and dancing to the Mac Chrupcala Orchestra.
 

Online ticket sales for the Night at the Museum "After Party" will close Saturday, July 20 at noon.  A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. 

Purchase tickets


Night at the Museum: Where Art Comes to Life

Summer Gala and Auction

6:30 pm     Newport Art Museum

Celebrate Newport Art Museum's 100th Anniversary of bringing arts education to the community. With the stunning artwork in our galleries as a backdrop, enjoy dinner by Russell Morin Fine Catering, dancing to the Mac Chrupcala Orchestra, and bid on exquisite items and unique experiences in a silent auction. Please phone 401.848.8200 x 7990 or email Rebecca Bertrand for your invitation.

Read/Eat/Chat

The Man Who Made Vermeers: Unvarnishing the Legend of Master Forger Han van Meegeren

noon     Griswold House

Get together with art-lovers and avid readers at the monthly meeting of the Museum's art themed book club.  Read The Man Who Made Vermeers: Unvarnishing the Legend of Master Forger Han van Meegeren by Jonathan Lopez, bring a lunch and discuss. Members free; non-members $5.

PM Picnic

Featuring: The Mystic Horns

6 – 7:30 pm     Newport Art Museum lawn

Enjoy live music on the Griswold House lawn.  Click here to hear the Mystic Horns

REVISED: Our newsletter and other print materials list The Honky Tonk Knights for this date.  Due to a scheduling conflict they moved up a week to perform July 10 and this concert features the Mystic Horns.

Purchase tickets

Lunch with the Artist

Bayeux Tapestry, 1066: The Greatest Art of an Historic Moment

noon     Griswold House

Art history discussion hosted by Richard Tyre. July's topic: Bayeux Tapestry, 1066: The Greatest Art of an Historic Moment. Members FREE, non-members $8. Bring a lunch.

Murder at the Museum

Newport Nuptials

7 – 8:30 pm     Griswold House

Set in 1925, Prohibition is in full swing, but at the wedding reception of high society newlyweds Hermann Oelrichs Jr. and Dorothy “Dumpy” Haydel, the champagne flows freely and rumors fly fast When a guest vows to end the union and another ends up dead, you will need to search the Griswold House for clues, question the suspects and match the gifts to their givers to solve the crime.

Purchase tickets

Newport Gallery Night

The second Thursday of every month

5 – 8 pm     Newport Art Museum

The Museum is open 5 - 8 pm, FREE of charge.  


Meet the Artists

Alexander Zaklynsky

5 pm     Griswold House

Join us for back to back gallery talks during Newport Gallery Night.  Starting at 5 pm, exhibiting artist Alexander Zaklynsky will speak on his exhibition "New Works: Constructions of Form & Color." Admission is free.

McDonald Wright

6 pm     GRISWOLD HOUSE

Continuing at 6 pm, exhibiting artist McDonald Wright will discuss his exhibition "Rhythm Flows in the Moment."  Admission is free.

 

PM Picnic

Featuring: The Honky Tonk Knights

6 – 7:30 pm     Newport Art Museum lawn

Enjoy music on the Griswold House lawn.

REVISED: Our newsletter and other print materials list The Ravers for this date.  Due to a scheduling conflict The Honky Tonk Knights will perform instead. 

Click here to purchase tickets. Tickets also available at the door.

Museums on Us

Presented by Bank of America/Merrill Lynch

12 – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum

Receive free general admission when you present your Bank of America/Merrill Lynch card at the Museum's front desk. Click here for more on Museums on Us.

Murder at the Museum mirror murder

Murder at the Museum

Portrait of a Killer

7 – 8:30 pm     Griswold House

It's 1893, just five years after the infamous Whitechapel murders of Jack the Ripper, and an art thief is wreaking havoc on Newport's summer season. Famous portraits have been disappearing from the "Cottages" of Bellevue Avenue.  Authorities have warned all society hostesses, art collectors and philanthropists to protect their priceless paintings and sculptures. Tonight the Griswolds are hosting a Grand Ball in the hopes of luring and catching the theif. Join society's bluebloods and an undercover detective for a sting operation masked as an evening of dancing, music and ballroom games. When a party guest ends up dead, it's apparent the art thief has taken the bait and wandered into the trap!  Outsmart the most elusive con artist in Newport in this 90-minute fast-paced and family friendly who-dun-it.

Purchase tickets


Museums on Us

Presented by Bank of America/Merrill Lynch

11 am – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum

Receive free general admission when you present your Bank of America/Merrill Lynch card at the Museum's front desk. Click here for more on Museums on Us.

Gallery Get Together

Remembering Marion Carry

noon     Griswold House

Share your memories of Carry or your early art learning experiences. Bring a lunch. Free with the price of admission. 

Murder at the Museum

Newport Nuptials

7 – 8:30 pm     Griswold House

Set in 1925, Prohibition is in full swing, but at the wedding reception of high society newlyweds Hermann Oelrichs Jr. and Dorothy “Dumpy” Haydel, the champagne flows freely and rumors fly fast When a guest vows to end the union and another ends up dead, you will need to search the Griswold House for clues, question the suspects and match the gifts to their givers to solve the crime.

Purchase tickets

Read/Eat/Chat

Louise Nevelson - A Passionate Life

noon     Griswold House

Get together with art-lovers and avid readers at the monthly meeting of the Museum's art themed book club.  Read Louise Nevelson - A Passionate Life by Laurie Lisle, bring a lunch and discuss. Members free; non-members $5.

Photographers' Guild Meeting

Monthly meeting of the Museum's Photo Guild

7 pm     Griswold House

Presentation by photographer Peter Silvia.
Visit NewportPhotoGuild.org for more information.

Newport Gallery Night

The second Thursday of every month

5 – 8 pm     Newport Art Museum

The Museum is open 5 - 8 pm, FREE of charge. 


Rogers High School

10 am     N/A

Lunch with the Artist

Painting Fingers of the Hand in Great Art: The Hardest Object to Do!

noon     Griswold House

Art history discussion hosted by Richard Tyre.  June's topic: Painting Fingers of the Hand in Great Art: The Hardest Object to Do!  Members FREE, non-members $8.

Rogers High School

10 am     N/A

Music in the Galleries

Sponsored by NewportFed

2 – 3:30 pm     Griswold House

Musica Dolce performs in the Museum's Ilgenfritz Gallery.  $10 members, $15 non-members


Musica Dolce

Music in the Galleries

Musica Dolce

2 – 3:30 pm     Griswold House

Join the Musica Dolce String Quartet for an afternoon concert in the Museum's galleries.  The Quartet includes: Gigi Turgeon (violin), Paulinka De Rochemont (violin), Diane Guillemette (viola) and Elizabeth Reardon (cello). Sponsored by NewportFed.

Musica Dolce will perform:
Divertimento in D Major, K136 by Mozart
String Quartet in A Major , OP. 18, No. 5   by Beethoven
String quartet in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3  by Schumann

Tickets: Museum members $10, non-members $15

 

Murder at the Museum bathtub murder

Murder at the Museum

Newport Nuptials

7 pm     Griswold House

Set in 1925, Prohibition is in full swing, but at the wedding reception of high society newlyweds Hermann Oelrichs Jr. and Dorothy “Dumpy” Haydel, the champagne flows freely and rumors fly fast When a guest vows to end the union and another ends up dead, you will need to search the Griswold House for clues, question the suspects and match the gifts to their givers to solve the crime.

Purchase tickets

Rogers High School

10 am     N/A

Museums on Us

Presented by Bank of America/Merrill Lynch

12 – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum

Receive free general admission when you present your Bank of America/Merrill Lynch card at the Museum's front desk. Click here for more on Museums on Us.

Museums on Us

Presented by Bank of America/Merrill Lynch

11 am – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum

Receive free general admission when you present your Bank of America/Merrill Lynch card at the Museum's front desk. Click here for more on Museums on Us

Members' Reception

New Exhibitions Opening

5 – 7 pm     Griswold House

Join us for the opening of our summer exhibitions:  "Alexander Zaklynsky, New Works: Constructions of Form and Color", "McDonald Wright: Rhythm Flows in the Moment",  "NetWorks 2011/2012" and "Marion Carry: An Art Educator Remembered".

Members FREE; non-members $10 suggested donation.


Rogers High School

10 am     N/A

Rogers High School

10 am     N/A

Murder at the Museum

Newport Nuptials

7 pm     Griswold House

Set in 1925, Prohibition is in full swing, but at the wedding reception of high society newlyweds Hermann Oelrichs Jr. and Dorothy “Dumpy” Haydel, the champagne flows freely and rumors fly fast When a guest vows to end the union and another ends up dead, you will need to search the Griswold House for clues, question the suspects and match the gifts to their givers to solve the crime.

Purchase tickets

Rogers High School

10 am     N/A

Lunch with the Artist

Georgia O'Keefe: The Toughest Woman in Art

noon     Griswold House

Art history discussion hosted by Richard Tyre. May's topic: Georgia O'Keefe: The Toughest Woman in Art. Members FREE, non-members $8.

Volunteer Tea

Honoring our Volunteer of the Year - Kay Smyth

3:30 pm     Griswold House

A special thank you to our Newport Art Museum volunteers, for all that they do for us.  Join us for tea, coffe, conversation and delicious treats.  
RSVP to 401-848-8200 or email Molly White at mwhite@newportartmuseum.org.

Portsmouth High School- Mansion- Marble House

11 am     596 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI


Rogers High School

10 am     N/A

Read/Eat/Chat

False Impressions: The Hunt for Big-Time Art Fakes

noon     Griswold House

Get together with art-lovers and avid readers at the monthly meeting of the Museum's art themed book club.  Read False Impressions: The Hunt for Big-Time Art Fakes by Thomas Hoving, bring a lunch and discuss. Members free; non-members $5.

Photographers' Guild Meeting

Monthly meeting of the Museum's Photo Guild

7 pm     Griswold House

Presentation by photographer and Photo Guild member, Paul Murray.
Visit NewportPhotoGuild.org for more information. 

Rogers High School

10 am     N/A

Murder at the Museum bathtub murder

Murder at the Museum

Newport Nuptials

7 pm     Griswold House

Search our galleries for clues and question suspects to help the Marley Bridges Theatre Company solve the crime, in this family-friendly murder mystery, set during the "roaring twenties". 

PeRformance sold out 

MUSE Exhibition Opening Reception

Gallery Night

5 pm – 7 am     Newport Art Museum, Griswold House

The 2013 Spring MUSE Exhibition will open on Gallery Night with a reception in the lower level gallery of the Griswold House. The show will be on view through May 26, 2013.


Portsmouth High School- NAM MUSE show installation

11 am     76 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI


Rogers High School- NAM MUSE show installation

10 am     76 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI

Rogers High School

10 am     N/A

Museums on Us

Presented by Bank of America/Merrill Lynch

12 – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum

Receive free general admission when you present your Bank of America/Merrill Lynch card at the Museum's front desk. Click here for more on Museums on Us.

Murder at the Museum

A Diamond in the Rough

7 pm     Griswold House

Search our galleries for clues and question suspects to help the Marley Bridges Theatre Company solve a crime, in this family-friendly murder mystery, set during the 1890s.


Museums on Us

Presented by Bank of America/Merrill Lynch

11 am – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum

Receive free general admission when you present your Bank of America/Merrill Lynch card at the Museum's front desk. Click here for more on Museums on Us.

Portsmouth High School- Herreshoff Museum

11 am     1 Burnside St Bristol, RI

Rogers High School

10 am     N/A

Rogers High School- Marble House

10 am     596 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI

Portsmouth High School- Preservation Society Conservation Studios

11 am     424 Bellevue Ave Newport, RI

Rogers High School

10 am     N/A

Portsmouth High School- Redwood Library

11 am     50 Bellevue Ave Newport, RI

We will talk about the origins of the Redwood Library, America's Oldest Lending Library, and find out what is still happening there today.
www.redwoodlibrary.org

Rogers High School- Naval War College Museum

John Pentangelo, Curator

10 am     U.S. Naval War College Museum, 686 Cushing Rd, Newport, RI

Meet with John Pentangelo, Curator at the Naval War College Museum.

www.usnwc.edu/About/NWC-Museum.aspx

ALL students must bring photo ID to be admitted onto the U.S. Navy Base. 

Rogers High School

10 am     N/A

Portsmouth High School- Naval War College Museum

John Pentangelo, Curator

11 am     U.S. Naval War College Museum, 686 Cushing Rd, Newport, RI

Meet with John Pentangelo, Curator at the Naval War College Museum.

www.usnwc.edu/About/NWC-Museum.aspx

Hint for google mapping: search "US Naval War College Foundation" for the correct building. We will entering the base with special permission at Gate 1.

ALL students must bring photo ID to be admitted onto the U.S. Navy Base. 

License plate numbers of vehicles driving to the Naval War College Museum will be cleared ahead of time.

Rogers High School- RISD Museum

9 am – 1 pm     Providence, RI

Students will depart Newport at 9:00 am, museum entrance at 10 am.

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6 pm     Griswold House

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Members $10
Non-members $15
Students $6


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5 pm     Cushing Gallery

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The MET- Museum of American Illustration

10 am     Vernon Court, 492 Bellevue Avenue, Newport.

Self guided tour of the National Museum of American Illustration. There is much to see here!
http://www.americanillustration.org/museum.html

Portsmouth High School- Museum of American Illustration

11 am     Vernon Court, 492 Bellevue Avenue, Newport.

Self guided tour of the National Museum of American Illustration. There is much to see here!
http://www.americanillustration.org/museum.html


Rogers High School-Museum of Illustration

10 am     492 Bellevue Avenue, Newport

Self guided tour of the National Museum of American Illustration. There is much to see here!
http://www.americanillustration.org/museum.html

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Rogers High School- Tennis Hall of Fame

10 am     194 Bellevue Ave Newport, RI

Portsmouth High School- Tennis Hall of Fame

11 am     194 Bellevue Ave Newport, RI

Portsmouth High School- RI Charter Initiative

With James Wermuth

11 am     Colony House, Washington Square, Newport.

Meet historian, conservator and author James Wermuth at the Colony House to talk about the Rhode Island Charter, the document that John Clarke managed to convince the King of England to sign, granting autonomy to the colony of Rhode Island. The Charter granted something to Rhode Islanders never before granted: freedom to practice the religion of their choice. 2013 is the 350th Anniversary of this revolutionary document!

Read/Eat/Chat Book Group

Aesop's Mirror: A Love Story - by Maryalice Huggins

noon     Griswold House

The Museum’s art-themed book club is open to all and meets once a month in Griswold House. Learn more about Read/Eat/Chat.
Members: Free
Non-members: $5

Portsmouth High School- Herreshoff

11 am     1 Burnside St Bristol, RI