programs & events

Upcoming Events

Art & Yoga: Flowing into Stillness

A practice inspired by the works of the Newport Art Museum

3 – 5 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave.)

The Island Heron, Lululemon Athletica and the Museum present this opportunity to observe, learn and create movement as a form of art. Participants will meet on the grounds of the Museum, where we will then walk through the gallery with open eyes and hearts to the works that grace the halls and walls. We will then return to the lawn with open minds inspired by the pieces to move and mediate into our own art of stillness. All are welcome. You are encouraged to bring a journal to write or sketch after class. Please bring your own blanket or yoga mat to practice on. Weather permitting. 

Call Island Heron 401-560-0411 for more info. 

Independence Day

Museum & Coleman Center are Closed

10 am     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

The Museum and Coleman Center will be closed all day. The Museum will re-open Sunday, July 5 at noon. Happy 4th everyone! 

Newport Gallery Night

5 – 8 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Museum and Coleman Center galleries are open and admission is free. 


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

Of Apples and Objects: The Still Life Paintings of Paul Cézanne

Art Talk with Benedict Leca

5:30 – 8 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join us for a talk by Benedict Leca, Executive Director of the Redwood Library & Athenaeum titled: “Of Apples and Objects: The Still Life Paintings of Paul Cézanne.” A prolific Post-Impressionist artist, Cézanne sustained a lifelong interest in still life painting, which led to what is arguably the single most innovative body of work in the genre of any artist in the Western canon. 

Mr. Leca is a Cézanne specialist who received his Ph.D. in the History of Art at Brown University with a specialization in 18th-century French painting and printmaking and his M.A. in the History of Art specializing in ancient art at the University of Texas. He has previously held the positions of Chief Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario and Curator of European Painting, Sculpture and Drawing at the Cincinnati Art Museum. 

All are welcome and admission is free.

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

6:30 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. Festive and creative attire encouraged. This year the event is a three-tiered. 

A Beaux Arts Ball (6:30pm - midnight): Attend the entire night, which includes cocktails and dinner by Russell Morin Fine Catering, the Gala Party & After party. Tickets are $350 and up (seating is limited). 

Gala Party (8:30pm - midnight): Join us after dinner for the Gala Party, hosted by the Newport Art Museum Contemporaries. You'll dance the night away and enjoy aerialist entertainment, a silent auction and more! Catered by Tallulah's Tacos and Stoneacre Pantry, with an open bar by Russell Morin Catering & Events. Tickets are $125 per person ($100 for Newport Art Museum members).

After Party (10pm - midnight): Dessert and dancing for $50.

To make advance reservations call 401-619-7277 or click the tickets button to buy online.

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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

Gallery Talk

"The Eternal Feminine

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Collector James Baker & Newport Art Museum curator Nancy Whipple Grinnell discuss The Eternal Feminine exhibition. Free with the price of admission. 

Visiting Artist Workshop

Studio Incamminati

9 am     Coleman Center (26 Liberty Street)

Join Studio Incamminati, School of Contemporary Realist Art, for a three-day workshop, Portrait Painting with JaFang Lu.  This workshop will introduce students to three disciplines in the art of portrait painting, closed grisaille, color study and the combination and application of the two disciplines. Portrait Painting will run 7/31 - 8/2. Tuition is $499 (Newport Art Museum members receive a 15% discount). To register, call Studio Incamminati directly or visit their website.

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

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. Full schedule and details coming soon.

Wet Paint

noon     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

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

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"

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

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