programs & events

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Download our July - September 2017 calendar here! Or, send us an email to info@newportartmuseum.org and we'll mail one to you. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Photographers' Guild

7 pm     New

The October program will cover the topic, "Is this a good photograph?"

Programs are held in the Museum's Ilgenfritz Gallery.  Doors open at 6:30 pm and program begins at 7 pm with a short Photo Guild meeting. Members are invited to bring recent work to informally share with those attending. Consider becoming a member! Photographers of all levels of ability welcome.

 

Free and open to the public.  

Read / Eat / Chat

“The Devil and Dr. Barnes: Portrait of and American Art Collector” by Howard Greenfeld

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 Devil and Dr. Barnes: Portrait of and American Art Collector” by Howard Greenfeld, bring a lunch and discuss!

Members: Free | Non-members: $5

 

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

Albert Coombs Barnes, one of the most eccentric, controversial figures of the early twentieth-century art world, springs vividly from the pages of  this biography. The Devil and Dr. Barnes traces the near-mythical journey of a man who was born into poverty, amassed a fortune through the promotion of a popular medicine, and acquired the premier private collection of works by such masters as Renoir, Matisse, Cézanne, and Picasso.

Ostentatiously turning his back on the art establishment, Barnes challenged the aesthetic sensibilities of an uninitiated, often resistant and scoffing, American audience. In particular, he championed Matisse, Soutine, and Modigliani when they were obscure or in difficult straits. Analyzing what he saw as the formal relationships underlying all art, linking the old and the new, Barnes applied these principles in a rigorous course of study offered at his Merion foundation.

Barnes's own mordant words, culled from the copious printed record, animate the narrative throughout, as do accounts of his associations with notables of the era--Gertrude and Leo Stein, Bertrand Russell, and John Dewey among them--many of whom he alienated with his appetite for passionate, public feuds. In this rounded portrait, Albert Barnes emerges as a complex, flawed man, who--blessed with an astute eye for greatness--has left us an incomparable treasure, gathered in one place and unforgettable to all who have seen it.


Portfolio Review Series

5 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

This October, the Museum will offer three evenings for high school students, college students or adult artists preparing for the admissions process or submitting work to a show. Gain insight and receive valuable feedback from curators, museum educators and art school admission counselors. Bring your portfolio for one-on-one evaluations, ask questions and receive advice.

 

Each session is $16 dollars, come to one or all three. 

Reservations required. Call today to reserve your spot: (401) 619-7983!

Mystery at the Museum

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

"Sleuth's Symposium"

The Beat Generation, those new bohemian hedonists who celebrate non-conformity and spontaneous creativity, have invaded Newport and the stuffy old guard don't know what to make of them! It's Ginsberg, Burroughs and Kerouac vs. Astor, Vanderbilt and Oelrichs and the only foreseeable winner will be YOU! Join this oil and water mix to witness as a peaceful sit-in turns murderous. Help solve the crime by searching through the museum for cryptic clues while trying to pry useful answers out of the suspects.

 

Admission:

Adults $30
Seniors (65+) & Active Military $25
Youths (17 & under) & Students $15

 

Museum Members:

Adults $25
Seniors (65+) & Active Military $20
Youths (17 & under) & Students $10

 

WRITE RHODE ISLAND

A Writing Competition for Students Across the Ocean State!

1 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Write Rhode Island is a creative writing competition sponsored by Providence's School One and Write Rhode Island writers for students grade 7-12.

Students' passion and interests are at the heart of their connection to literature. Write Rhode Island's aim is to encourage students to become better writers and to provide an opportunity for them to develop their own expressive voices and share their perspectives of the world. 

WRITE RHODE ISLAND: TEEN WORKSHOPS!

The Newport Art Museum will host 3 Write Rhode Island workshops! Students will enjoy private tours of both historic buildings led by senior staff, and identify works of art in the Museum to use as inspiration for short creative writing works facilitated by Write Rhode Island writers.

Workshops will be held at the Newport Art Museum on

Sunday, October 22, 1-3pm
Sunday, October 29, 1-3pm
Sunday, November 5, 1-3pm

 

Public, private, parochial or home-school students in Rhode Island currently in grades 7-12 are eligible to participate in Write Rhode Island. Though students are not required to sign up for a workshop to enter the competition, we hope you will take advantage of this special opportunity to visit and work in the Newport Art Museum galleries.

Visit Write Rhode Island's website HERE for more information and links to submitting works to the competition. Deadline for submission is December 10, 2017.

Winners of Write Rhode Island will receive prizes, awards and publication in a print anthology at a ceremony held at the Newport Art Museum. This anthology will be published in March and there will be several book launches, readings and celebrations.

So, spread the word to your friends and register today!!

Questions? Contact Maggie Anderson, Director of Education at the Newport Art Museum at 401-848-2787 or via email at registration@newportartmuseum.org.

 

 
 

Portfolio Review Series

5 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

This October, the Museum will offer three evenings for high school students, college students or adult artists preparing for the admissions process or submitting work to a show. Gain insight and receive valuable feedback from curators, museum educators and art school admission counselors. Bring your portfolio for one-on-one evaluations, ask questions and receive advice.

 

Each session is $16 dollars, come to one or all three. 

Reservations required. Call today to reserve your spot: (401) 619-7983!

WRITE RHODE ISLAND

A Writing Competition for Students Across the Ocean State!

1 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Write Rhode Island is a creative writing competition sponsored by Providence's School One and Write Rhode Island writers for students grade 7-12.

Students' passion and interests are at the heart of their connection to literature. Write Rhode Island's aim is to encourage students to become better writers and to provide an opportunity for them to develop their own expressive voices and share their perspectives of the world. 

 

WRITE RHODE ISLAND: TEEN WORKSHOPS!

The Newport Art Museum will host 3 Write Rhode Island workshops! Students will enjoy private tours of both historic buildings led by senior staff, and identify works of art in the Museum to use as inspiration for short creative writing works facilitated by Write Rhode Island writers.

Workshops will be held at the Newport Art Museum on

Sunday, October 22, 1-3pm
Sunday, October 29, 1-3pm
Sunday, November 5, 1-3pm

 

Public, private, parochial or home-school students in Rhode Island currently in grades 7-12 are eligible to participate in Write Rhode Island. Though students are not required to sign up for a workshop to enter the competition, we hope you will take advantage of this special opportunity to visit and work in the Newport Art Museum galleries.

Visit Write Rhode Island's website HERE for more information and links to submitting works to the competition. Deadline for submission is December 10, 2017.

Winners of Write Rhode Island will receive prizes, awards and publication in a print anthology at a ceremony held at the Newport Art Museum. This anthology will be published in March and there will be several book launches, readings and celebrations.

So, spread the word to your friends and register today!!

Questions? Contact Maggie Anderson, Director of Education at the Newport Art Museum at 401-848-2787 or via email at registration@newportartmuseum.org.

 

Providence Children's Film Festival Jury Meet!

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

 

The Providence Children's Film Festival is loading up their film wagon and pulling it over to the bridge to the Newport Art Museum for the first ever Newport Jury Meet! 

Hundreds of films are submitted to the festival for consideration from all over the world, from India Point in Providence, to India proper!

Families are instrumental in helping to select the very best films through regular community "Jury Meets". 

Jury Meets are fun and engaging gatherings for film-loving families where kids and parents watch and review films together. Kids always speak first, and discussing their disparate viewpoints is the BEST part. Post film discussions tease out the successful (and unsuccessful) elements of the films and are led by Eric Bilodeau, Director of Programming for PCFF. 

As a bonus incentive, we'll be serving delicious fresh popcorn! So sharpen up your scoring pencils and we'll see you there!

Films are suitable for families, adults, and children ages 5 on up. Parents must accompany children.

This is a free event, but registration is recommended!



 

About The Providence Children's Film Festival

The Film Festival is held every February in Providence and at the Newport Art Museum in April. Visit www.providencechildrensfilmfestival.org for more information.

WRITE RHODE ISLAND

A Writing Competition for Students Across the Ocean State!

1 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Write Rhode Island is a creative writing competition sponsored by Providence's School One and Write Rhode Island writers for students grade 7-12.

Students' passion and interests are at the heart of their connection to literature. Write Rhode Island's aim is to encourage students to become better writers and to provide an opportunity for them to develop their own expressive voices and share their perspectives of the world. 

 

WRITE RHODE ISLAND: TEEN WORKSHOPS!

The Newport Art Museum will host 3 Write Rhode Island workshops! Students will enjoy private tours of both historic buildings led by senior staff, and identify works of art in the Museum to use as inspiration for short creative writing works facilitated by Write Rhode Island writers.

Workshops will be held at the Newport Art Museum on

Sunday, October 22, 1-3pm
Sunday, October 29, 1-3pm
Sunday, November 5, 1-3pm

 

Public, private, parochial or home-school students in Rhode Island currently in grades 7-12 are eligible to participate in Write Rhode Island. Though students are not required to sign up for a workshop to enter the competition, we hope you will take advantage of this special opportunity to visit and work in the Newport Art Museum galleries.

Visit Write Rhode Island's website HERE for more information and links to submitting works to the competition. Deadline for submission is December 10, 2017.

Winners of Write Rhode Island will receive prizes, awards and publication in a print anthology at a ceremony held at the Newport Art Museum. This anthology will be published in March and there will be several book launches, readings and celebrations.

So, spread the word to your friends and register today!!

Questions? Contact Maggie Anderson, Director of Education at the Newport Art Museum at 401-848-2787 or via email at registration@newportartmuseum.org.

 

 

Providence Art + Design Film Festival

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

 

Loving Vincent

 

"We cannot speak other than by our paintings."
Written by Vincent van Gogh in a letter the week before his death.

27th July 1890.  A gaunt figure stumbled down a drowsy high street at twilight in the small French country town of Auvers.  The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound leaking blood from his belly. 

This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist; now the most famous artist in the world. His tragic death has long been known, what has remained a mystery is how and why he came to be shot.

Loving Vincent tells this story in the world's first fully painted feature film. Every one of the 65,000 frames in the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by 125 professional oil painters. A remarkable and intense labor of love.

 

Watch the Trailer
 

Written and Directed by Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman
Running Time:  94 minutes
Oil-painted Animated Film
2017, Poland/UK co-production, with participation of Qatar
Language: English


Tickets: $10

Purchase online or at the door.  Seating is limited.

 

Providence Art + Design Film Festival

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

 

THE B-SIDE:

Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography 

 

Portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman found her medium in 1980: the larger than life Polaroid Land 20x24 camera. The instant photographs it producted were enormous, with saturated colors and unparalleled detail. Dorfman was bewitched.

For the next 35 years she captured the "surfaces" of those who visited her Cambridge, MA studio: families, Beat poets, rock stars, and Harvard notables. 

Through her career, Dorfman sought to celebrate the personalities, idiosyncrasies, and everyday triumphs of the people who stepped into her studio. 

Dorfman always took at least two 20x24 images per portraits session, but her clients only purchased one. Journey with director and friend Errol Morris through a surreal show-and-tell inside her archives, where the oft-neglected, hidden treasures (the B-Side portraits) live.  


Watch the Trailer


Directed by Errol Morris
Running Time:  76 minutes
Rated R (for some graphic nude images and brief language)
Documentary
2017, USA
Language: English


Tickets: $10

Purchase online or at the door.  Seating is limited.


 


Providence Art + Design Film Festival

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

 

The Challenge

 

Falconry has a history that stretches back over 40 centuries. In the West it was a prevailing passion of the medieval aristocracy, but its prestige continues undiminished in contemporary Arab culture. Italian film maker and acclaimed visual artist Yuri Ancarani observed and filmed for 3 years to capture the spirit of a tradition that allows its participants to maintain a close rapport with the desert, despite their predominantly urban 

lifestyle. A rare and cinematically stunning window into the opulence of Qatar.

 

Watch the Trailer


Directed by Yuri Ancarani 
Running Time:  70 minutes
No Rating
Documentary
2017, France/Italy
Language: Arabic with English subtitles


Tickets: $10

Purchase online or at the door. Seating is limited.


Second Saturday: The Visual Delights of Abstract Painting

10 am     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Come create worlds of color and contemplation at our Second Saturday morning family event. Our gallery guide will provide a close looking tour of our current exhibition; be of love and other stories –Contemporary Highlights from the Permanent Collection. Join our artist teacher and create a masterpiece of emotions using form, color, line, pattern and composition. Just paint what you feel…

 

Each Second Saturday activity is free with paid Museum admission. Members and children under 5 always free.

 

Become a Member today and enjoy free Museum Admission, discounted class and camp tuition, and more!

 


Mystery at the Museum

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

"St. Nick's Sinister Secret"

The Christmas traditions of the world are not all as idyllic as Jolly Old St. Nick. When John Jacob Astor IV hosts his Christmas gathering, he asks his friends to dress as lesser known Christmas characters and share that tradition with everyone - Leave it to Jack Astor to make Christmas a lecture. But, when someone receives a deadly gift, the family turns to you to help find the killer! Can you save Christmas? Determine who had the means, motive and opportunity.

 

Admission:

Adults $30
Seniors (65+) & Active Military $25
Youths (17 & under) & Students $15

 

Museum Members:

Adults $25
Seniors (65+) & Active Military $20
Youths (17 & under) & Students $10

 

Fall Art Trip: American Visionary – John F. Kennedy

7 am     New York Historical Society Museum

Join us on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 on a Flagship Trailways coach bus to
exciting New York City! We will be visiting the New York Historical Society Museum
at 170 Central Park West to see the current exhibit, American Visionary: John F.
Kennedy’s Life and Times.
This is a new exhibition commemorating President John F. Kennedy’s private life and public trajectory.

This trip will include a one hour-long docent lead tour of the American Visionary
exhibit and highlights of the permanent collection of NYHS along with a 20-minute,
introductory film, New York Story. Also included is a 10% discount in the museum
store. Another exhibit to enjoy while at the NYHS is the Vietnam War- 1945-1975 and so many other interesting exhibits. (www.nyhistory.org)

A light “Picnic” meal will be included to enjoy on the coach bus ride. We will depart
the Newport Art Museum parking lot at promptly 7 am and arrive in time for our
tour at 12pm and back to Newport by 10 pm. Museum staff will be available on the trip.

The cost of this fabulous experience and member perk is $250.00 per person, for Newport Art Museum members only.

Ticket holders will be invited to a complimentary lecture about the Newport Life of President Kennedy. Details to follow.

Select "Add to Cart" below to purchase tickets for the Fall Art Trip!


               

 

Photographers' Guild

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

The November program will cover the topic, "Is this a good photograph?"

Programs are held in the Museum's Ilgenfritz Gallery.  Doors open at 6:30 pm and program begins at 7 pm with a short Photo Guild meeting. Members are invited to bring recent work to informally share with those attending. Consider becoming a member! Photographers of all levels of ability welcome.

Free and open to the public.  

Read / Eat / Chat

“The Art of the Con: The Most Notorious Fakes, Frauds, and Forgeries in the Art World" by Anthony M. Amore

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 Art of the Con: The Most Notorious Fakes, Frauds, and Forgeries in the Art World" by Anthony M. Amore, bring a lunch and discuss!

Members: Free | Non-members: $5

 

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

Art scams are today so numerous that the specter of a lawsuit arising from a mistaken attribution has scared a number of experts away from the business of authentication and forgery, and with good reason. Art scams are increasingly convincing and involve incredible sums of money. The cons perpetrated by unscrupulous art dealers and their accomplices are proportionately elaborate.

Anthony M. Amore's The Art of the Con tells the stories of some of history's most notorious yet untold cons. They involve stolen art hidden for decades; elaborate ruses that involve the Nazis and allegedly plundered art; the theft of a conceptual prototype from a well-known artist by his assistant to be used later to create copies; the use of online and television auction sites to scam buyers out of millions; and other confidence scams incredible not only for their boldness but more so because they actually worked. Using interviews and newly released court documents, The Art of the Con will also take the reader into the investigations that led to the capture of the con men, who oftentimes return back to the world of crime. For some, it's an irresistible urge because their innocent dupes all share something in common: they want to believe.

Mystery at the Museum

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

"St. Nick's Sinister Secret"

The Christmas traditions of the world are not all as idyllic as Jolly Old St. Nick. When John Jacob Astor IV hosts his Christmas gathering, he asks his friends to dress as lesser known Christmas characters and share that tradition with everyone - Leave it to Jack Astor to make Christmas a lecture. But, when someone receives a deadly gift, the family turns to you to help find the killer! Can you save Christmas? Determine who had the means, motive and opportunity.

 

Admission:

Adults $30
Seniors (65+) & Active Military $25
Youths (17 & under) & Students $15

 

Museum Members:

Adults $25
Seniors (65+) & Active Military $20
Youths (17 & under) & Students $10

 

Mystery at the Museum

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

"St. Nick's Sinister Secret"

The Christmas traditions of the world are not all as idyllic as Jolly Old St. Nick. When John Jacob Astor IV hosts his Christmas gathering, he asks his friends to dress as lesser known Christmas characters and share that tradition with everyone - Leave it to Jack Astor to make Christmas a lecture. But, when someone receives a deadly gift, the family turns to you to help find the killer! Can you save Christmas? Determine who had the means, motive and opportunity.

 

Admission:

Adults $30
Seniors (65+) & Active Military $25
Youths (17 & under) & Students $15

 

Museum Members:

Adults $25
Seniors (65+) & Active Military $20
Youths (17 & under) & Students $10

 

Mystery at the Museum

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

"St. Nick's Sinister Secret"

The Christmas traditions of the world are not all as idyllic as Jolly Old St. Nick. When John Jacob Astor IV hosts his Christmas gathering, he asks his friends to dress as lesser known Christmas characters and share that tradition with everyone - Leave it to Jack Astor to make Christmas a lecture. But, when someone receives a deadly gift, the family turns to you to help find the killer! Can you save Christmas? Determine who had the means, motive and opportunity.

 

Admission:

Adults $30
Seniors (65+) & Active Military $25
Youths (17 & under) & Students $15

 

Museum Members:

Adults $25
Seniors (65+) & Active Military $20
Youths (17 & under) & Students $10

 

Second Saturday: Holiday Clay Ornaments

10 am     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Hand built ceramic ornaments made in our very own Clay Studio by our ceramists
here at the Newport Art Museum – Coleman Center for Creative Studies. Choose
your colors and paint your favorite clay ornament to decorate your home for the
holidays.

 

Each Second Saturday activity is free with paid Museum admission. Members and children under 5 always free.

 

Become a Member today and enjoy free Museum Admission, discounted class and camp tuition, and more!

 


Mystery at the Museum

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

"St. Nick's Sinister Secret"

The Christmas traditions of the world are not all as idyllic as Jolly Old St. Nick. When John Jacob Astor IV hosts his Christmas gathering, he asks his friends to dress as lesser known Christmas characters and share that tradition with everyone - Leave it to Jack Astor to make Christmas a lecture. But, when someone receives a deadly gift, the family turns to you to help find the killer! Can you save Christmas? Determine who had the means, motive and opportunity.

 

Admission:

Adults $30
Seniors (65+) & Active Military $25
Youths (17 & under) & Students $15

 

Museum Members:

Adults $25
Seniors (65+) & Active Military $20
Youths (17 & under) & Students $10

 

Mystery at the Museum

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

"St. Nick's Sinister Secret"

The Christmas traditions of the world are not all as idyllic as Jolly Old St. Nick. When John Jacob Astor IV hosts his Christmas gathering, he asks his friends to dress as lesser known Christmas characters and share that tradition with everyone - Leave it to Jack Astor to make Christmas a lecture. But, when someone receives a deadly gift, the family turns to you to help find the killer! Can you save Christmas? Determine who had the means, motive and opportunity.

 

Admission:

Adults $30
Seniors (65+) & Active Military $25
Youths (17 & under) & Students $15

 

Museum Members:

Adults $25
Seniors (65+) & Active Military $20
Youths (17 & under) & Students $10

 

Mystery at the Museum

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

"St. Nick's Sinister Secret"

The Christmas traditions of the world are not all as idyllic as Jolly Old St. Nick. When John Jacob Astor IV hosts his Christmas gathering, he asks his friends to dress as lesser known Christmas characters and share that tradition with everyone - Leave it to Jack Astor to make Christmas a lecture. But, when someone receives a deadly gift, the family turns to you to help find the killer! Can you save Christmas? Determine who had the means, motive and opportunity.

 

Admission:

Adults $30
Seniors (65+) & Active Military $25
Youths (17 & under) & Students $15

 

Museum Members:

Adults $25
Seniors (65+) & Active Military $20
Youths (17 & under) & Students $10

 

Mystery at the Museum

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

"St. Nick's Sinister Secret"

The Christmas traditions of the world are not all as idyllic as Jolly Old St. Nick. When John Jacob Astor IV hosts his Christmas gathering, he asks his friends to dress as lesser known Christmas characters and share that tradition with everyone - Leave it to Jack Astor to make Christmas a lecture. But, when someone receives a deadly gift, the family turns to you to help find the killer! Can you save Christmas? Determine who had the means, motive and opportunity.

 

Admission:

Adults $30
Seniors (65+) & Active Military $25
Youths (17 & under) & Students $15

 

Museum Members:

Adults $25
Seniors (65+) & Active Military $20
Youths (17 & under) & Students $10