programs & events

Upcoming Events

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.

Christmas Eve

10 am     Newport Art Museum

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

Christmas Day

10 am     Newport Art Museum

Museum and Coleman Center are 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.

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.

New Year's Day

10 am     Newport Art Museum

Museum and Coleman Center are closed. Happy New Year!

Winter Speaker Series 2015 - Logo

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.

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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. 

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Winter Speaker Series

"Re-envisioning Newport: Preserving Four 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 four projects around Newport that demonstrate the challenges and rewards of preserving a wide range of building types, building uses and ownership structures.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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.