programs & events

Upcoming Events

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!

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

Sip & Sculpt

in partnership with the Newport Restoration Foundation

5 – 8 pm     Coleman Center (26 Liberty Street)

Create a whimsical Koi fish wind chime using a variety of hand building techniques. Koi fish in the Japanese culture represent loyalty, love and friendship. Come with a friend and craft a terra cotta clay fish. This workshop is a great opportunity for a novice or an experienced potter. Materials will be provided.

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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

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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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. 

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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.

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.

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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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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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)


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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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

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. 

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

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

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.

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.

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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

Annual Meeting

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

Newport Art Museum Annual Meeting. Open to members, friends and the general public. Speaker TBA.

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

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

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

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.

A Beaux Arts Ball

Save the Date

6 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

The Newport Art Museum summer gala and silent auction, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Manice and the memory of Beatrice G. Manice. To make advance reservations call 401-619-7990.

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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

Murder Mystery 1920s - 160x160

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

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

Wet Paint

8 am     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Registration, drop-off & preview party. Full schedule and details coming soon.

Wet Paint

noon     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Silent & live auctions. Full schedule and details coming soon.

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"

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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

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