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Download our April - June 2018 calendar here! Or, send us an email to hello@newportartmuseum.org and we'll mail one to you. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Portfolio Review

5 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

The Museum will offer Portfolio Reviews for high school students, college students or adult artists preparing for the admissions process or submitting work to a show. Gain insight and receive valuable feedback from curators, museum educators and art school admission counselors. Bring your portfolio for one-on-one evaluations, ask questions and receive advice.

On April 24, Jessica Hagen, owner and director of Jessica Hagen Fine Art & Design, will review 4 artists' portfolios. Half-hour sessions will begin at 5 pm, and each session is $45 dollars.

Reservations required. Call today to reserve your spot: (401) 619-7983!

Portfolio Review

5 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

The Museum will offer Portfolio Reviews for high school students, college students or adult artists preparing for the admissions process or submitting work to a show. Gain insight and receive valuable feedback from curators, museum educators and art school admission counselors. Bring your portfolio for one-on-one evaluations, ask questions and receive advice.

On April 26, Anne Tait, professor of Painting and Printmaking, and Michael Rich, professor of painting, both of Roger Williams University, will review 4 artists' portfolios. Half-hour sessions will begin at 5 pm, and each session is $45 dollars.

Reservations required. Call today to reserve your spot: (401) 619-7983!

Mystery at the Museum

"Double Jeopardy"

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

It's 1895 and Newport is hosting a new phenomenon, a game show! Classes collide as Aristocrats go head to head with working class Newporters to see who possesses the largest wealth of trivia.  As the competition heats up, tempers flare and when someone takes the "Sudden Death" round literally, it will be up to you to piece together the clues and bring a killer to justice.

 

Performances: 
Saturdays at 7:00 pm
March 24, 31
April 7, 21, 28
May 5, 12, 19, 26

 

Admission:

Adults $30
Seniors (65+) & Active Military $25
Youths (17 & under) & Students $15

Museum Members:
Adults $25
Seniors (65+) & Active Military $20
Youths (17 & under) & Students $10

 

Whitehorne House Museum 2018 Lecture Series

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

The Townsend and Goddard Dynasties: 18th-Century Cabinetmaking in Newport by Jeffrey Greene


We can’t talk about Newport furniture without mentioning them, but who were the Townsends and Goddards? Where did they come from and, given that colonial Newport had dozens of other cabinetmakers, why are they so famous? This presentation traces how the Townsend family cabinetmakers influenced the trade for a century, and how the Goddard family carried on the unique Newport style into the 19th-century. Attention will be given to the specialties and signature features of individual Townsend and Goddard makers and how to differentiate the work of each.

General Admission: $15
Museum members: $10
 

Mystery at the Museum

"Double Jeopardy"

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

It's 1895 and Newport is hosting a new phenomenon, a game show! Classes collide as Aristocrats go head to head with working class Newporters to see who possesses the largest wealth of trivia.  As the competition heats up, tempers flare and when someone takes the "Sudden Death" round literally, it will be up to you to piece together the clues and bring a killer to justice.

 

Performances: 
Saturdays at 7:00 pm
March 24, 31
April 7, 21, 28
May 5, 12, 19, 26

 

Admission:

Adults $30
Seniors (65+) & Active Military $25
Youths (17 & under) & Students $15

Museum Members:
Adults $25
Seniors (65+) & Active Military $20
Youths (17 & under) & Students $10

 

Whitehorne House Museum 2018 Lecture Series

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

New Discoveries in Newport Furniture by Jeffrey Greene


The study of Newport cabinetmakers and their work is not a closed book – new discoveries are made all the time, and research into the trade continues to surprise. Together, we’ll look at examples of Newport furniture and the clues that led to recent revelations. From unnoticed signatures, to the tiniest differences in construction, and changing interpretations of historic documents, the material record reveals new information about the Golden Age of Newport cabinetmaking.

General Admission: $15
Museum members: $10
 

Mystery at the Museum

"Double Jeopardy"

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

It's 1895 and Newport is hosting a new phenomenon, a game show! Classes collide as Aristocrats go head to head with working class Newporters to see who possesses the largest wealth of trivia.  As the competition heats up, tempers flare and when someone takes the "Sudden Death" round literally, it will be up to you to piece together the clues and bring a killer to justice.

 

Performances: 
Saturdays at 7:00 pm
March 24, 31
April 7, 21, 28
May 5, 12, 19, 26

 

Admission:

Adults $30
Seniors (65+) & Active Military $25
Youths (17 & under) & Students $15

Museum Members:
Adults $25
Seniors (65+) & Active Military $20
Youths (17 & under) & Students $10

 

Photographers' Guild Meeting

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Programs are held in the Museum's Ilgenfritz Gallery.  Doors open at 6:30 pm and program begins at 7 pm with a short Photo Guild meeting. Members are invited to bring recent work to informally share with those attending. Consider becoming a member! Photographers of all levels of ability welcome.

Free and open to the public.  

Read / Eat / Chat

"Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and Painting of the Water Lilies" by Ross King

noon     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join art lovers and avid readers for the monthly meeting of the Museum's book club. Read "Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and Painting of the Water Lilies" by Ross King, bring a lunch and discuss!

Members: Free | Non-members: $5

 

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

Claude Monet’s water lily paintings are among the most iconic and beloved works of art of the past century. Yet these entrancing images were created at a time of terrible private turmoil and sadness for the artist. The dramatic history behind these paintings is little known; Ross King’s Mad Enchantment tells the full story for the first time and, in the process, presents a compelling and original portrait of one of our most popular and cherished artists.

Mystery at the Museum

"Double Jeopardy"

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

It's 1895 and Newport is hosting a new phenomenon, a game show! Classes collide as Aristocrats go head to head with working class Newporters to see who possesses the largest wealth of trivia.  As the competition heats up, tempers flare and when someone takes the "Sudden Death" round literally, it will be up to you to piece together the clues and bring a killer to justice.

 

Performances: 
Saturdays at 7:00 pm
March 24, 31
April 7, 21, 28
May 5, 12, 19, 26

 

Admission:

Adults $30
Seniors (65+) & Active Military $25
Youths (17 & under) & Students $15

Museum Members:
Adults $25
Seniors (65+) & Active Military $20
Youths (17 & under) & Students $10

 

Mystery at the Museum

"Double Jeopardy"

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

It's 1895 and Newport is hosting a new phenomenon, a game show! Classes collide as Aristocrats go head to head with working class Newporters to see who possesses the largest wealth of trivia.  As the competition heats up, tempers flare and when someone takes the "Sudden Death" round literally, it will be up to you to piece together the clues and bring a killer to justice.

 

Performances: 
Saturdays at 7:00 pm
March 24, 31
April 7, 21, 28
May 5, 12, 19, 26

 

Admission:

Adults $30
Seniors (65+) & Active Military $25
Youths (17 & under) & Students $15

Museum Members:
Adults $25
Seniors (65+) & Active Military $20
Youths (17 & under) & Students $10

 

Annual Meeting of the Membership

5 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

The Museum will welcome guest speaker Mira Nakashima-Yarnall, Creative Director of Nakashima Studio.

 

About Mira Nakashima-yarnall

Mira Shizuko Nakashima was born in Seattle, Washington in 1942, incarcerated with her family at Minidoka on the Idaho Desert and moved to New Hope, Pennsylvania in 1943. She attended school in Bucks County, graduated cum laude from Harvard University in 1963, and received a Masters in Architecture from Waseda University, Tokyo, in 1966, where she married one of her classmates, Tetsu Amagasu. The family then moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania until 1970, when she returned to work as her father’s assistant until his death in 1990.

Since 1990, Mira has kept the furniture business alive by defining and building on her father’s legacy (and wood-pile) by curating, building and designing numerous furniture shows in the United States and abroad as well as preserving the architecture on the property her father created. In 1993, she designed and built the Nakashima Memorial Room for the James A. Michener Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania and remains as a member of the Board Emerita there. In 2003, Harry N. Abrams published the result of her research and archival photography in the book, “Nature, Form and Spirit”; in 2008, the “Nakashima Compound” was put on the National Register of Historic Places, and in 2014, the Arts Building was placed on the World Monuments List. Mira guides most of the tours of the property, has given Power Point lectures on her father’s life and work at many different venues, and has participated in design juries.  Because of her love for classical music, she also belongs to the boards of two chamber music societies and sings in two church choirs, which she usually accompanies with guitar or flute.

To continue her father’s dream of making Peace Altars for the world, Mira supervised the construction of a second Peace Altar in 1995, which was installed at the Moscow Academy of Arts in 2001; a third one was made for India in 1996 and permanently installed at the Unity Pavilion in Auroville, India in 2014. We hope that someday other great Peace Altars will be made and installed on other continents of the world, as we continue to make smaller meditation tables for smaller Peace Centers.

Members: Free
Non-members: $10

Photographers' Guild Meeting

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Programs are held in the Museum's Ilgenfritz Gallery.  Doors open at 6:30 pm and program begins at 7 pm with a short Photo Guild meeting. Members are invited to bring recent work to informally share with those attending. Consider becoming a member! Photographers of all levels of ability welcome.

Free and open to the public.  

Read / Eat / Chat

"You Must Change Your Life: The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin" by Rachel Corbett

noon     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join art lovers and avid readers for the monthly meeting of the Museum's book club. Read "You Must Change Your Life: The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin" by Rachel Corbett, bring a lunch and discuss!

Members: Free | Non-members: $5

 

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

In 1902, Rainer Maria Rilke - then a struggling poet in Germany - went to Paris to research and write a short book about the sculptor Auguste Rodin. The two were almost polar opposites: Rilke in his twenties, delicate and unknown; Rodin in his sixties, carnal and revered. Yet they fell into an   instantaneous friendship. Transporting readers to early twentieth-century Paris, Rachel Corbett’s You Must Change Your Life is a vibrant portrait of Rilke and Rodin and their circle, revealing how deeply Rodin’s ideas about art and creativity influenced Rilke’s classic Letters to a Young Poet.

Coleman Center Summer Classes begin

8 am     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Offerings are listed online and registration is now open!

 

Read / Eat / Chat

"The Last Castle" by Denise Kiernan

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 Last Castle" by Denise Kiernan, bring a lunch and discuss!

Members: Free | Non-members: $5

 

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

The fascinating true story behind the magnificent Gilded Age mansion Biltmore - the largest, grandest residence ever built in the United States. The story of Biltmore spans World Wars, the Jazz Age, the Depression, and generations of the famous Vanderbilt family, and features a captivating cast of real-life characters including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, Teddy Roosevelt, John Singer Sargent, James Whistler, Henry James, and Edith Wharton.

Artists' Ball

"The Art of Fashion"

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

WET PAINT

noon     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Read / Eat / Chat

"The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence: A Story of Botticelli" by Alyssa Palombo

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 Most Beautiful Woman in Florence: A Story of Botticelli" by Alyssa Palombo, bring a lunch and discuss!

Members: Free | Non-members: $5

 

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

“Palombo gives life to the woman immortalized in Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus in a novel that perfectly merges art, history and romance.” The Florence of the de Medicis, filled with the glorious colors of the Renaissance, shimmers as the backdrop of this fascinating glimpse into the creation of a masterpiece.  
 

Read / Eat / Chat

"A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley" by Jane Kamensky

noon     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join art lovers and avid readers for the monthly meeting of the Museum's book club. Read "A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley" by Jane Kamensky, bring a lunch and discuss!

Members: Free | Non-members: $5

 

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

Harvard historian, Jane Kamensky, gives a fresh perspective on the American Revolution, a world riven by divided loyalties and tangled sympathies. Though Copley’s talent earned him the patronage of Boston’s patriot leaders, including Samuel Adams and Paul Revere, he did not share their politics and lamented America’s provincialism. He eventually repatriated to London where he gained renown as the painter of Britain’s American War.
 

Read / Eat / Chat

"The Vanishing Velazquez: A 19th Century Bookseller’s Obsession with a Lost Masterpiece" by Laura Cumming

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 Vanishing Velazquez: A 19th Century Bookseller’s Obsession with a Lost Masterpiece" by Laura Cumming, bring a lunch and discuss!

Members: Free | Non-members: $5

 

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

In 1845, a Reading bookseller named John Snare came across the dirt-blackened portrait of a prince at a country house auction. Suspecting that it might be a long-lost Velazquez, he bought the picture and set out to discover its strange history. “An innovative fusion of detection and biography, this book shows how and why great works of art can affect us, even to the point of mania.”
 

Read / Eat / Chat

"The Muralist: A Novel" by B.A. Shapiro

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 Muralist: A Novel" by B.A. Shapiro, bring a lunch and discuss!

Members: Free | Non-members: $5

 

BOOK DESCRIPTION:
The novel focuses on the budding Abstract Expressionist movement, whose major players, Mark Rothko, Lee Krasner, and Jackson Pollack, interact with the fictional Alizee Benoit who disappears in 1940. In 2015, three hidden paintings attached to the backs of canvases submitted to an auction house for appraisal are discovered. Danielle, Alizee’s great-niece, feels these paintings bear a striking resemblance to her great-aunt’s two surviving works of art. Danielle is determined to prove their authenticity and if possible, solve the mystery of the disappearance of Alizee Benoit.