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

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Peter Pan's Poetry Slam

10:30 am     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

The Newport Children's Theatre will join forces with the Museum for Peter Pan's Poetry Slam. Join Peter and his Neverland pals to read and perform some classic children's poetry! 

 

Adults: $10 with Winterfest button / $15 without button

Children: $2 with Winterfest button / $5 without button

Price of ticket includes admission to the Museum. 


Mystery at the Museum

"I Do and I Die"

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

A double booking DISASTER! Two families, gathering for very different reasons, but having the same last name, have invited you to attend either a wedding... or a funeral. Join in the fun as frantic event planners, nervous newlyweds, and grieving relatives try to navigate a ridiculous evening of madcap antics. But, when a surprise guest dies, everyone must come together to investigate family feuds, missing wills, unpaid debts, and closets full of skeletons.

 

Performances: 

Saturdays at 7:00 pm
January 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 3, 10, 17

 

Admission:

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

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

 

 

Mystery at the Museum

"I Do and I Die"

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

A double booking DISASTER! Two families, gathering for very different reasons, but having the same last name, have invited you to attend either a wedding... or a funeral. Join in the fun as frantic event planners, nervous newlyweds, and grieving relatives try to navigate a ridiculous evening of madcap antics. But, when a surprise guest dies, everyone must come together to investigate family feuds, missing wills, unpaid debts, and closets full of skeletons.

 

Performances: 

Saturdays at 7:00 pm
January 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 3, 10, 17

 

Admission:

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

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

 

Art After Dark

5 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

 

Beautiful Boy Gallery talk with Lissa Rivera and BJ Lillis


Born out of conversations about femininity, fantasy and gender, Lissa Rivera's ongoing series of photographic portraits entitled "Beautiful Boy" depict her male partner dressed as a woman. Settings and garb borrowed heavily from visual culture, cinema and art history seek to upend the cliched notion of femininity as a weakness. In the work, gender is an opportunity for exploration, rather than a limitation imposed. Join us for a gallery talk with the artists, followed by the screening of Czech director Vera Chytilová’s 1966 film Daisies, which Rivera cites as being influential to the evolution of her "Beautiful Boy" series.

Daisies Film Screening

Created in the mid-1960s during a brief window of loosened restrictions that enabled visual experimentation in Communist Czechoslovakia, Daisies is widely regarded as the most influential film from what is now named the Czech New Wave. "The films produced during this stretch were so stylistically inquisitive, so sophisticated in their use of metaphor, and so unlike anything being made anywhere else in the world in tone and content that they grabbed the attention of the international film community." - Michael Koresky, Eclipse Series 32: Pearls of the Czech New Wave

Vera Chytilová’s absurdist farce is perhaps the New Wave's most anarchic film, and is widely considered one of the great works of feminist cinema. Described as Dadaist, madcap and radical, this wildly experimental narrative film follows the misadventures of two brash young women (Marie I and Marie II) as they embark on a series of outlandish antiestablishment pranks and refuse to play by the rules of the patriarchal culture around them.  

Come spend seventy-odd (very odd) minutes with the unforgettable Maries! 

Directed by Vera Chytilová
Czechoslovakia, 1966, 76 min


Watch the Trailer! 

 

Schedule of Events:

5:00 pm: Galleries open for Art After Dark
5:30 pm: Gallery Talk with Lissa Rivera and BJ Lillis
6:30 pm: Daisies screening, $5 donation 

TOP IMAGE: Lissa Rivera, My Swimsuit, 2015, Archival Pigment Print, 20 x 30 inches, Courtesy of the artist and ClampArt, New York, NY

 

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Second Saturdays

10:30 am     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Find Your Rhythm and Make Some Noise! 

Back by popular demand, Miss Katie Fairhead will lead you on an exploration of rhythmic sounds and patterns through music and movement! Take a trek through the galleries on a Guided close looking tour and hunt for patterns. What would a low drum beat look like if you could see it? What about the whooshing of the wind? Using a variety of materials, make your own instrument, while learning the fundamentals of percussive sounds and beats. Can you make a sound you "saw" in one of the artworks in the gallery?  Take your special instrument home and keep the music going!

The Second Saturday program begins at 10:30 am, and is free with paid Museum admission.
(Admission for Adults is $15, and for Seniors and Active Military is $10. Admission for youth to age 18 and Museum Members is always free.)
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Mystery at the Museum

"I Do and I Die"

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

A double booking DISASTER! Two families, gathering for very different reasons, but having the same last name, have invited you to attend either a wedding... or a funeral. Join in the fun as frantic event planners, nervous newlyweds, and grieving relatives try to navigate a ridiculous evening of madcap antics. But, when a surprise guest dies, everyone must come together to investigate family feuds, missing wills, unpaid debts, and closets full of skeletons.

 

Performances: 

Saturdays at 7:00 pm
January 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 3, 10, 17

 

Admission:

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

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

 

Read / Eat / Chat

"Gaudi: A Biography" by Gijs Van Hensbergen

noon     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join art lovers and avid readers for the monthly meeting of the Museum's book club. Read "Gaudi: A Biography" by Gijs Van Hensbergen, bring a lunch and discuss!

Members: Free | Non-members: $5

 

Book DEscription:

At the time of his death in 1926, Antonio Gaudi was arguably the most famous architect in the world. He had created some of the greatest and most controversial masterpieces of modern architecture, which were as exotic as they were outrageous. But little is known about the shadowy figure behind the swirling, vivid buildings that inspired the Surrealists. This masterful biography brings both man and architect powerfully to life against the changing backdrop of Barcelona and Catalonia. Gijs van Hensbergen leads us through the design and construction of Gaudi’s most significant buildings - revealing their innovation and complexity, and demonstrating the growing relevance of Gaudi’s architecture today.

Mystery at the Museum

"I Do and I Die"

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

A double booking DISASTER! Two families, gathering for very different reasons, but having the same last name, have invited you to attend either a wedding... or a funeral. Join in the fun as frantic event planners, nervous newlyweds, and grieving relatives try to navigate a ridiculous evening of madcap antics. But, when a surprise guest dies, everyone must come together to investigate family feuds, missing wills, unpaid debts, and closets full of skeletons.

 

Performances: 

Saturdays at 7:00 pm
January 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 3, 10, 17

 

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

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

"The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art" by Sebastian Smee

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 Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art" by Sebastian Smee, bring a lunch and discuss!

Members: Free | Non-members: $5

 

Book description:

This is a story about rivalry among artists. Not the kind of rivalry that grows out of hatred and dislike, but rather, rivalry that emerges from admiration, friendship, love. The kind of rivalry that existed between Degas and Manet, Picasso and Matisse, Pollock and de Kooning, and Freud and Bacon. These were some of the most famous and creative relationships in the history of art, driving each individual to heights of creativity and inspiration - and provoking them to despair, jealousy and betrayal.

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.

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.

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.

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.