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!

Music in the Galleries

Featuring URI Department of Music String Ensembles

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Ave.)

Enjoy live string ensembles as you stroll through our galleries and current exhibitions, free with the price of Museum admission. The University of Rhode Island Department of Music String Ensembles will perform selections from their 2015 Spring Semester.

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!

Meet / Eat / Chat

noon     Griswold House

A "getting to know you" lunch with the Museum's executive director and staff.

Gallery Night at the Coleman Center

Reception for show curated by Paige Colman, Portsmouth High School Senior

5 – 8 pm     Coleman Center (26 Liberty Street)


Portsmouth High School senior Paige Colman is the curator for an exhibition honoring her uncle, Dr. Eric G. Colman. 


Newport Gallery Night

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

The Museum is open and admission is free.

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!

MUSE Fundraiser

National Gallery, a film documentary by Frederick Wiseman at Jane Pickens Theater

6 pm     Jane Pickens Theater

Support MUSE at Jane Pickens Theater at this fabulous film!

London’s National Gallery, one of the world’s foremost art institutions, is itself portrayed as a brilliant work of art in this, Frederick Wiseman’s 39th film documentary. Come along with Wiseman behind the scenes at one of the world's great museums and support Newport Art Museum's MUSE program, museum studies for high schoolers. 

NATIONAL GALLERY is the portrait of a place, its way of working and relations with the world, its staff and public, and its paintings.

The Arts & Cultural Alliance is sponsoring this event to raise funds for MUSE, the Museum Studies Program for high school students at the Newport Art Museum.

Photo Guild Meeting

Topic TBA

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

This monthly meeting of the Photographers' Guild is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30, meeting starts at 7pm. Speaker and topic TBA.

Read / Eat / Chat

"A Natural History of the Palette" by Victoria Finlay

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.

Gallery Talk

with exhibiting artist Nancy Friese

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join exhibiting artist Nancy Friese for a gallery talk on her exhibition Encircling Trees & Radiant Skies. Free with the price of Museum admission. 


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!

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!

Music in the Galleries

Performers TBA

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Enjoy live music while you visit our galleries. Free with the price of Museum admission. 

Art Trip - Harvard Art Museums

Harvard Art Museums with dinner at the College Club

10 am – 8:30 pm     Departing and returning to Newport Art Museum


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.

Date: May 21, 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Included: Charter coach round trip from Newport Art Museum, admission to the Harvard Museums, curator tour in the Art Study Center, box lunch on bus and dinner in Cambridge at the lovely College Club.