newport art museum

The Newport Art Museum will welcome three new exhibitions to its galleries this summer, including a collaborative exhibition by a mother and daughter, a solo artist, and a group show.

Of Water & Bone: New Work by Gayle Wells Mandle and Julia Mandle, This Newport: Photographs by Thomas Palmer, and Still Life Lives: Rhode Island Perspectives will be on view this summer and will be celebrated during an Opening Reception on Friday, June 3, from 5-7pm. Admission is free for Newport Art Museum Members and a $10 suggested donation for the general public. There will be light refreshments and a cash bar.
Of Water & Bone:
New Work by Gayle Wells Mandle and Julia Mandle
May 14 – August 9, 2016
Ilgenfritz Gallery

Mother and daughter artists Gayle Wells Mandle and Julia Mandle address both environmental and humanitarian issues relevant to our fragile planet.
With exhibition support from the Robertson Foundation.

This Newport:
Photographs by Thomas Palmer
May 21 – September 5, 2016
Wright Gallery

Photographer Thomas Palmer takes a fresh look at a Newport that the tourists don’t ordinarily see. The results are behind-the-scenes snapshots of life in “This Newport.” An Artist Talk with Thomas Palmer will take place Thursday, June 9th at 6pm during the Museum’s monthly evening event, Art After Dark.

Still Life Lives:
Rhode Island Perspectives
June 4 – September 18, 2016
Cushing Gallery

“Still Life Lives” showcases the work of Rhode Island artists, past and present, as they explore the traditional genre of still life. A Gallery Talk by Museum Curator Nancy Whipple Grinnell will take place Sunday, July 10th at 2pm.

The Newport Art Museum is located at 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI. Visit or call (401) 848-8200 for details.

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