programs & events

Holiday Happenings

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The galleries are alive with holiday cheer! There are several ways to enjoy the Museum this holiday season:


Try a Holiday Workshop! 

Try your hand at something new, and create a wonderful handmade gift to give at the same time! Spots remain open inPapermaking Boot CampBatik Holiday GiftsScratching the Surface and Pattern Portraits

Or, bring the little ones to Winter Vacation Creation Camp, appropriate for ages 3-7. 


Give The Gift Of Membership To A Friend!

By supporting the Museum, members are entitled to a host of exclusive benefits:

• Free unlimited general admission

• 10% discount to Elizabeth Conklin Museum Shop

• Invitation to members-only events

• Discounts or free admission to events and special programs

• Discounts on classes at Coleman Center for Creative Studies

• Eligibility to join Photographers’ Guild

• Eligibility to submit artwork to the Newport Annual

Our Development Associate, Joanne Rodino, is happy to help you. She can be reached at (401) 619-7277.


Shop our Museum Shop!

Find a keepsake of your visit or that “just right” gift for someone special. A unique selection of art books, catalogues, jewelry, original art, exhibition merchandise, accessories and home décor. Visit our Museum Shop, located in the historic John N.A. Griswold House, today!


Or, join us for a holiday event!


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.