programs & events

Upcoming Events

Newport Annual Pick-Up

10 am – 12 pm     Cushing Gallery

Pick up of non-selected Newport Annual artwork continues.


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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.


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!

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.

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.

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. 

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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.


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!

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. 

Gallery Talk with exhibiting artist Ashwini Bhat

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

Join exhibiting artist Ashwini Bhat as she discusses her work and current exhibition, Earth Took of Earth, in her Gallery Talk during Newport Gallery Night. Admission is FREE.

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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. 


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!

Presidents' Day

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

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

Meet / Eat / Chat

Featuring Kaveh Mojtabai from Artscope Magazine

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

Kaveh Mojtabai, from Artscope Magazine, will demonstrate how artists can become involved with Artscope's virtual, interactive community. This is a great opportunity for artists looking for new and exciting ways to promote their work. This event is free for Newport Art Museum members and $5 non-members. 

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.

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.


Murder at the Museum - special weeknight performance

"'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!

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

"'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!

Music in the Galleries

Performers TBA

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave.)

Enjoy live music as you stroll through our galleries and current exhibitions, free with the price of Museum admission. 

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.

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

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Meet / Eat / Chat

noon     Griswold House

A "getting to know you" lunch with the Museum's executive director and staff.

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!

Lunch with the Artist

Winslow Homer: Nature as a Violent Unfeeling Enemy

noon     Griswold House

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

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.

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.

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.

Meet / Eat / Chat

noon     Griswold House

A "getting to know you" lunch with the Museum's executive director and staff.

Lunch with the Artist

Miro and the Invention of Surrealism

noon     Griswold House

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

Photo Guild Meeting

Topic TBA

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

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

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.