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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. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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.  
 

Mystery at the Museum

"Sincerely Yours"

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

A local theatre troupe is putting on a mystery play comprised of your favorite stock characters - The stuffy British Butler, a grand dame of society, her big game hunting husband, a rebellious child, a snarky chef, and a nosy maid to name a few! Things are going great, until one of the actors ACTUALLY DIES!  Since the "Show must go on" they all embrace their new situation and enlist you as P.I.s What secrets can be uncovered in their feuds, trysts and social media feeds?  If you aren't careful, you might find yourself the next target

PERFORMANCES: 
Saturdays at 7 pm
June 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 14
August 4, 18, 25

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

 

Navy Band Northeast's Alumni Big Band

6 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join us for this special performance by the Navy Band Northeast!

The band was established in 1974, is stationed on Naval Station Newport and is one of 11 official U.S. Navy bands worldwide. Their upcoming concert will be an exciting event as it will be a very special reunion concert of the “Alumni Big Band” under the direction of Senior Chief Musician Ian Charleton.

All are welcome to bring a blanket or chair and a picnic to enjoy on the Museum lawn.

Mystery at the Museum

"Sincerely Yours"

7 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

A local theatre troupe is putting on a mystery play comprised of your favorite stock characters - The stuffy British Butler, a grand dame of society, her big game hunting husband, a rebellious child, a snarky chef, and a nosy maid to name a few! Things are going great, until one of the actors ACTUALLY DIES!  Since the "Show must go on" they all embrace their new situation and enlist you as P.I.s What secrets can be uncovered in their feuds, trysts and social media feeds?  If you aren't careful, you might find yourself the next target

PERFORMANCES: 
Saturdays at 7 pm
June 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 14
August 4, 18, 25

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

 

Author Event with Donna Lucey, biographer of "Sargent's Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas"

4 pm     The Chandler at Cliff Walk, 117 Memorial Boulevard, Newport, RI 02840

Join us on Terrace at The Chanler at Cliff Walk for light fare and drinks courtesy of the exceptional chefs at Cara, as author Donna M. Lucey shares the lives of four remarkable women painted by the renowned American portraitist John Singer Sargent from her new book, SARGENT'S WOMEN: Four Lives Behind the Canvas. The hotel's namesake, Elizabeth Chanler, is one of the four extraordinary figures in Ms. Lucey's biography, and her portrait by Sargent graces the book's cover.

Sargent captured the moods and longings of hundreds of Gilded Age high-society women in a body of portraits astonishing in its breadth. With wit, empathy and a novelist's sense of detail and drama, Lucey deftly exposes the dazzling worlds and complicated lives of a few particularly fascinating subjects: Elsie Palmer, Sally Fairchild, Elizabeth Chanler, and Isabella Stewart Gardner. Well ahead of their time, these extraordinary figures upended conventions and staked out their own territory. All of them had forbidden love affairs. One took up the Bohemian life of an artist; another explored spiritualism and defied her overbearing father; and yet another created her own art museum, outmaneuvering the richest plutocrats on the planet.

Born into almost unimaginable wealth, the women Sargent painted were beautiful, stubborn, strong-willed, and fiercely independent. They lived exceptional lives, hobnobbing with the most sought-after figures in the art and literary worlds. Their portraits are like novellas: stories of forbidden love, family conflict, ambition, and desire. A multilayered, multi-life biography, SARGENT’S WOMEN shines a well-deserved light on the lives of four groundbreaking women.

Ms. Lucey will be available to sign hard and soft cover copies of the book, which will be available for purchase at the event. 

Light fare and a glass of wine included, courtesy of Cara restaurant. Additional drinks may be purchased.


TICKETS
Museum Members: $25 
The Chanler at Cliff Walk guests: $25 
Non-members: $30 


 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Donna M. Lucey is the author of the best-selling Archie and Amélie: Love and Madness in the Gilded Age and other books. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with her husband, writer Henry Wiencek.
 

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.