programs & events

Upcoming Events

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. 

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.

Wet Paint

noon     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

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

One Act Wednesday

"Hidden in This Picture" by Aaron Sorkin

6 pm     Griswold House lawn (76 Bellevue Ave.)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for a FREE performance on the lawn of "Hidden in This Picture" by Aaron Sorkin. 

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

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


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

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.