Newport Art Museum

The Newport Art Museum continues to engage and inspire the whole family with “Second Saturday” (May 14, 10a-12p), an engaging family-oriented program 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 3-12. This event joins the ranks of the many events and educational programs the Museum currently offers in its galleries at 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport. And the best news? Admission is free or by donation! So, reacquaint yourself with the Newport Art Museum. Details are available at NewportArtMuseum.org.

This month, “Second Saturday” you can enjoy enjoy beast-making at the Museum! Create your own unique characters based on ancient mythic animals, gods and goddesses. The head of a griffin, a unicorn’s horn, the wings of a pegasus, and a mermaid’s tail? YUP! Listen to stories, visit the Museum’s resident Griffin, take a peek at some inspiring drawings, and spend time with new friends. Have an inspired morning! Expand your children’s visual literacy skills with a mini guided Learning to Look tour where we’ll focus on close looking at one or two works selected especially for Second Saturday.

Admission is free, for more information or to pre-register visit www.newportartmuseum.org.

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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