programs & events

Second Saturdays

Second Saturdays

Family-Friendly Programming in the Galleries

Join us on the second Saturday of every month for engaging family-oriented programming designed to inspire young minds and satisfy the curiosity of every member of the family.  Each Second Saturday is uniquely curated based on a theme, and includes a variety of activities geared for ages 3-10, and their parents. 

10am-12pm, on the second Saturday of each month.  


Each Second Saturday activity is free with paid Museum admission. Museum members and children under 5 are always free to visit the Museum. Please consider becoming a member of the Museum to receive this and many other benefits!


Second Saturday is generously supported by the Hartfield Foundation, as well as


Second Saturdays

10 am     Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue)

Calling all Fans of Watercolor! Make a Watercolor Fan!      


Beat the heat in style this summer with a beautiful, one-of-a-kind, painted paper fan!  Taking inspiration from the New England Watercolor Society’s 2017 Juried Show currently on exhibit at the Museum, Newport Public School teacher and visual artist Mrs. Diane Sheehan will lead a fun watercolor-painted fan-making activity!  

Each Second Saturday begins with Guided Close-Looking in the galleries. We’ll visit the New England Watercolor Society exhibition!  

Founded in 1885 as the Boston Watercolor Society, the New England Watercolor Society (or “NEWS”) is one of the oldest watercolor societies in America. Its past members include a roster of influential American artists, such as Childe Hassam, John Singer Sargent, and honorary member Andrew Wyeth.


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!