programs & events

Upcoming Events

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

Coleman Center Exhibition

"Summer Landscapes"

10 am     Coleman Center (26 Liberty Street)

"Summer Landscapes" by Coleman Center Students & Faculty now on view in the Coleman Center Gallery through September 21st. 

Labor Day

10 am – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Museum open 10am - 4pm for this Monday holiday. 

Coleman Center closed. 


Exhibition Ending

David & Jennifer Clancy: Nature Studies in Glass

10 am     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Last day to view "David & Jennifer Clancy: Nature Studies in Glass" in the Studio Gallery. 

Newport Gallery Night

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

Museum is open, admission is free. Learn more about Newport Gallery Night here


Screening of FILM|1

6:30 – 9 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Free screening of FILM|1, a documentary film by the RI Art Archive Project presented by the Art League of RI.

Second Saturdays

Family Programming in the Galleries

10 am – 12 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Family programming in the galleries. 

Admission by donation. 

Fall Classes Begin

8 am     Coleman Center (26 Liberty Street)

First day of fall classes at the Coleman Center! Browse our course listings here!


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. 

 

 

Photo Guild Meeting

featuring Rob Van Petten

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Monthly meeting of the Photographers' Guild, featuring "Advertising and Fashion Photography," a presentation by Rob Van Petten. Learn more at NewportPhotoGuild.org.

Read / Eat / Chat

"The Painter's Chair*" by High Howard

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: "The Painter's Chair: George Washington and the Making of American Art" 


Drinks & Designers

6 – 7:30 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

The Newport Art Museum and DESIGNxRI invite you to join us in a collaborative design celebration as part of DESIGN WEEK RI. "Drinks with Designers" is an evening speaker series aimed at shedding light on Rhode Island's vast reservoir of gifted designers. Come mingle in the historic Griswold House, have a drink, and be inspired by art and design in Rhode Island! We'll spotlight two industry professionals, from two different design disciplines, who will present their work and share their inspiration. Audience Q & A to follow. 

Music in the Galleries

Performers TBD

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Enjoy live string ensembles as you stroll through our galleries and current exhibitions, free with the price of Museum admission. Performers TBD. 

Scholarship Deadline

4 pm     Coleman Center (26 Liberty Street)

Deadline to apply for Coleman Center fall scholarships. Forms available here

Opening Reception

5 – 7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Opening Reception celebrating the fall exhibitions. Members free, non-members $10 suggested donation. Cash bar. 

Coleman Center Exhibition

"Daffodils en Plein Air"

4 pm     Coleman Center (26 Liberty Street)

"Daffodils en Plein Air" now on view in the Coleman Center Gallery through October 1st. Learn more about Daffodillian campaign

Newport Gallery Night

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

Museum is open, admission is free. Learn more about Newport Gallery Night here


Art After Dark

5 – 10 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

 

Join us at the museum when our doors will be open late - until 10 pm! The Griswold House galleries will feature the works of the Art League of Rhode Island, Elizabeth Duffy and Brian Miller, and the Museum's Photographers Guild, as well as pieces from our inspiring permanent collection. We'll be mixing drinks and paint in the Illgenfritz Gallery. One of Newport's own Mixologists will show you how to create a special late-night cocktail, tasting included, while one of our faculty members will instruct you on the art of mixing colors to achieve your vision for a portrait, still life or landscape. Create a large mixed-media piece and participate in our special savenger hunt - winners will be rewarded! 

 

A special note to those speical individuals with red hair: in honor of one of our favorite portraits by Howard Gardiner Cushing of his beautiful wife (and favorite model), Ethel Cochrane Cushing, who had long golden-red hair, Red Heads enter free! Museum members FREE, non-members $10. 

 

Second Saturdays

Family Programming in the Galleries

10 am – 12 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Family programming in the galleries. 

Admission by donation. 

Columbus Day

10 am – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Museum open 10am - 4pm for this Monday holiday. 

Coleman Center closed. 

"STEM to STEAM from the Trenches" Lecture

6:30 am     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

A lecture on keeping art and design in the forefront of education and research, by Babette Allina. Presented by the Art League of Rhode Island. 

Read / Eat / Chat

"Duveen*" by S.N. Behrmen

noon     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

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: "Duveen - The Story of the Most Spectacular Art Dealer of All Time" 

Art Trip: Portland, ME

Overnight Art Trip to Portland Maine

8 am     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join us for an only overnight Art Trip, Thursday & Friday, October 15 & 16. The trip includes two days of unlimited admission to the Portland Museum of Art, a PMA docent led private tour through Winslow Homer's Studio on Prouts Neck and a fabulous tasting menu dinner! 

This special experience is exclusively for offered to Museum members. Call 401-848-2787 to sign up. 

Gallery Talk

"Reviving Durr Freedley"

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join curator Nancy Whipple Grinnell for a Gallery Talk on "Reviving Durr Freedley," free with admission. 

Photo Guild Meeting

featuring Michael Rice

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Monthly meeting of the Photographers' Guild, featuring "Becoming a Student of Light and Color," a presentation by Michael Rice. Learn more at NewportPhotoGuild.org.

Music in the Galleries

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Enjoy live string ensembles as you stroll through our galleries and current exhibitions, free with the price of Museum admission. Performers TBD. 

Coleman Center Exhibition

"RI Open Drawing Exhibition"

10 am     Coleman Center (26 Liberty Street)

"Rhode Island Open Drawing Exhibition" now on view in the Coleman Center Gallery through November 31st. 

Gallery Talk

with Elizabeth Duffy and Brian Miller

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join Elizabeth Duffy and Brian Miller fo a Gallery Talk, free with admission. 

"Connecting the Dots" Lecture

7 – 9 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

A lecture by Robert Van Petten, "Connecting the Dots: A Career in Photography" presented by the Art League of Rhode Island

Veterans Day

10 am – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Museum open 10 am - 4 pm for this Wednesday holiday. 

Coleman Center closed. 

Gallery Night

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

Museum galleries are open and admission is free. 

Second Saturdays

Family Programming in the Galleries

10 am – 12 pm     NEWPORT Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Family programming in the galleries. 

Admission by donation. 

Photo Guild Meeting

Members Presentations

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Three Guild members selected by the Board will share their vision and artistry. Learn more at NewportPhotoGuild.org.

Read / Eat / Chat

"The Act of Acquiring*" by Mary Gabriel

noon     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

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: "The Act of Acquiring: A Portrait of Etta and Claribel Cone" 

Thanksgiving

10 am – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

The Museum and Coleman Center will be closed. 

Faculty & Student Holiday Art Sale

10 am – 4 pm     Coleman Center (26 Liberty Street)

Buy unique holiday gifts while supporting local artists and arts education! All gifts are made by faculty and students at the Museum's art school, the Coleman Center for Creative Studies. We'll have ceramics, jewelry, paintings, prints and more!

Giving Tuesday

12 am – 11:59 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. Donate to the Museum here

MUSE Opening

"MUSE Exhibition"

5 – 7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Opening reception for the "MUSE Exhibition," a show curated by local high school students in the Museum's MUSE programs. Learn more about MUSE


Newport Gallery Night

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

Museum is open, admission is free. Learn more about Newport Gallery Night here

 

The Dickens Christmas Fest

7 – 10 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for a Victorian celebration of the season in the historic John N.A. Griswold House. The night includes a holiday choral concert, dancing, a four-course meal and mingling with costumed characters from Newport's Gilded Age, as they try to restore good humor to a local "scrooge". Buy tickets online or call (401) 324-9436. Click here for more information. 

Second Saturdays

Family Programming in the Galleries

10 am – 12 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Family programming in the galleries. 

Admission by donation. 


The Dickens Christmas Fest

7 – 10 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for a Victorian celebration of the season in the historic John N.A. Griswold House. The night includes a holiday choral concert, dancing, a four-course meal and mingling with costumed characters from Newport's Gilded Age, as they try to restore good humor to a local "scrooge". Buy tickets online or call (401) 324-9436. Click here for more information. 

Music in the Galleries

Live Music by St. Mary's Choir

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Enjoy live string ensembles as you stroll through our galleries and current exhibitions, free with the price of Museum admission. Performance by St. Mary's Choir. 

Christmas Eve

10 am – 1 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

The museum open until at 1 pm. Coleman Center closed. 

Christmas Day

10 am – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Museum & Coleman Center closed. 

New Year's Eve

10 am – 1 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

The museum open until at 1 pm. Coleman Center closed. 

New Year's Day

10 am – 4 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Museum & Coleman Center closed.