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!

 

Second Saturday: Embellishing Hand-Built Ceramic Ornaments

10 am     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Make your own very special gift at Second Saturday! Our Coleman Center for Creative Studies ceramics instructors have hand-built and fired an array of beautiful ceramic ornaments that need decorating! Take a Guided Close-Looking tour in the Museum, paying special attention to colors and patterns that appeal to you. Use them as inspiration for selecting colors and patterns to adorn your favorite clay ornament with guidance from Sherry Italiano, ceramics instructor extraordinaire. Hint: Perfect for a grandparent or teacher appreciation gift!

 

Each Second Saturday activity is free with paid Museum admission. 
Members and children under 5 always free.

Become a Member today and enjoy free Museum Admission, discounted class and camp tuition, and more!

 

Faculty and Student Holiday Arts + Crafts Sale

5 – 9 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Thursday, December 14, 5 - 9 pm, opening night during Art After Dark

Friday and Saturday December 15 and 16, 10 am - 4 pm

Skip the big box stores this holiday season! Instead, 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.

 

Items to Buy

Ceramic tableware and ornaments, quilts, paintings, prints, cast paper ornaments, pure olive oil soap and more! Participating Artists include Charlene Carpenzano, Peter Dickison, Ingrid LaVoie, Sue Wermuth, and many more.

 

Enjoy the Shop!

The Elizabeth Conklin Museum Shop will be open during the Faculty Sale and will feature items inspired by the permanent collection and original work by local artists. 


Art After Dark

5 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Faculty & Student Holiday Art Sale!

Join us for the best holiday shopping in the Ilgenfritz Gallery, while being serenaded by the Golden Bantam String Band! Open during Art After Dark, the sale will continue all day Friday and Saturday. Find the perfect, handmade, special something. Maybe you need a teacher gift, stocking stuffer, stunning gift for a dear one, hostess gift or a treat for yourself. The Museum's accomplished artist instructors and students have created just the thing for you! 

 

Elizabeth Conklin MUSEUM SHOP!

The Museum Shop is decked out for the holidays with ornaments, jewelry, ceramics, gifts for the wee ones, accessories for the ladies, art prints and fine art, and more! 
Remember: members save 10% on all items in the Shop!

 

Give the Gift of Membership!

Give the gift of fine and contemporary art all year long. A membership to the Newport Art Museum is a superb gift that affords the Member free admission to the Museum and discounts on many Museum offerings and events, including class tuition at the Coleman Center for Creative Studies, Winter Speaker Series tickets, discounts at the Museum Shop and more!  Visit the Museum Shop to secure your Gift Membership!

 

Admission to Art After Dark is free to Members, $10 suggested donation for non-Members.
Cash bar and light refreshments.
 

Faculty and Student Holiday Arts + Crafts Sale

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

Thursday, December 14, 5 - 9 pm, opening night during Art After Dark

Friday and Saturday December 15 and 16, 10 am - 4 pm

Skip the big box stores this holiday season! Instead, 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.

 

Items to Buy

Ceramic tableware and ornaments, quilts, paintings, prints, cast paper ornaments, pure olive oil soap and more! Participating Artists include Charlene Carpenzano, Peter Dickison, Ingrid LaVoie, Sue Wermuth, and many more.

 

Enjoy the Shop!

The Elizabeth Conklin Museum Shop will be open during the Faculty Sale and will feature items inspired by the permanent collection and original work by local artists. 

Faculty and Student Holiday Arts + Crafts Sale

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

Thursday, December 14, 5 - 9 pm, opening night during Art After Dark
Friday and Saturday December 15 and 16, 10 am - 4 pm

Skip the big box stores this holiday season! Instead, 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.

 

Items to Buy

Ceramic tableware and ornaments, quilts, paintings, prints, cast paper ornaments, pure olive oil soap and more! Participating Artists include Charlene Carpenzano, Peter Dickison, Ingrid LaVoie, Sue Wermuth, and many more.

 

Enjoy the Shop!

The Elizabeth Conklin Museum Shop will be open during the Faculty Sale and will feature items inspired by the permanent collection and original work by local artists. 

Music in the Galleries

featuring St. Mary's Choir

2 pm     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Join us in the Ilgenfritz Gallery for the 4th Annual Choral Concert by St. Mary's Choir.

The combined choirs of St. Mary's Church include over thirty singers, from children in the Youth Choir to trained professionals in the Parish Choir. The choirs at St. Mary's are a community-oriented program which strives to achieve musical excellence through education, fellowship and performance. 

Free for Museum Members
Free with paid Museum Admission for Non-Members

Become a Member and enjoy the benefits!