Newport Art Museum’s Art
This month, Art After Dark is kicking off DESIGNxRI’s fifth annual DESIGN WEEK RI 2018 in Newport with an extraordinary sunset lawn party and inflatable playscape by Pneuhaus; a design collective focusing on the mastery of all things inflatable. Pneuhaus has expertise in both materials and methods and creates spatial designs, temporary structures, contemporary art and large-scale immersive environments.
DESIGN WEEK RI 2018 is multi-day and statewide celebration of design in Rhode Island. Lunches, talks, parties, tours and more are happening September 13-22. The Newport Art Museum has proudly partnered with DESIGNxRI for the past three years, helping showcase and support an impressive group of design leaders and talent in the state.
This unforgettable lawn party opens at 5 pm. A guided mini tour of the Museum will begin at 6 pm, followed by an outdoor projected presentation by August Lehrecke of Pneuhaus around 7 pm. Light refreshments and cash bar will be available.
About the Newport Art Museum
Founded in 1912, The Newport Art Museum is one of the oldest continuously operating and most highly regarded art museums and schools of its kind in the country. The Art Museum offers a provocative diversity of creative voices in its historic Newport setting. Visitors can expect treasures from its permanent collection featuring American art from the late 19th century to the present, as well as programmed exhibitions of contemporary art. Dedicated Museum docents are available to offer guided tours of the campus and educate visitors on the architecture, artwork and history of the Museum. Artist Talks, film screenings, lectures and musical performances are scheduled throughout the year.
The Museum operates on a three-building campus, the main building being National Historic landmark, the John N.A. Griswold House. It was designed by architect Richard Morris Hunt, completed in 1864 and remains the premier example of American “Stick-Style” architecture. Richard Morris Hunt went on to design Marble House, The Breakers, Ochre Court, Belcourt Castle, and other landmarks in Newport and New York, including the base for the Statue of Liberty. Adjacent to the Griswold House is the Cushing Building, built in 1919, featuring two rotating galleries as well as the Cushing Memorial Gallery dedicated to the artist Howard Gardiner Cushing. Completing the three-building campus is the Art Museum’s art school, the Coleman Center for Creative Studies, which offers year-round art classes, camps and workshops, incorporates the Museum’s collection into its curriculum and focuses on art fundamentals as well as design, digital studies and continuing education for artists of all ages and interests. The Newport Art Museum is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
The Museum is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, Thursdays April – December until 7 pm, Sunday from noon to 5 pm, and from 10 am to 9 pm every second Thursday of the month for the Art After Dark programming. The Museum is closed to the public on Mondays. Museum membership levels and benefits, art school classes and registration, exhibition schedules, public programming, and more can be found at www.newportartmuseum.org. Phone: (401) 848-8200.