The Newport Art Museum’s sparkling monthly late night affair Art After Dark, is back on Thursday, November 10, from 5-9pm. Each Art After Dark has unique programming for the whole family. 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

Art After Dark is alive this month with Art + Design! The Museum will partner with the Providence Art + Design Film Festival to bring two beautiful films to Newport. At 6:00pm on the evening of Art After Dark, we’ll be screening the first of two movies: Elisabeth Vigee LeBrun: A Touch of Grace. Official portraitist of Marie Antoinette, LeBrun was a celebrated artist of her time. (The second film will screen on Friday, November 11 – more information) Art After Dark is free or admission by donation, but tickets are required for the film and are available at and at the door.

And for those of you who enjoy art-making, the Ilgenfritz Gallery will be set up with live model portrait sketching. No matter what your skill level, take your seat at an easel and make your mark. We’ll provide paper and charcoal, or bring your own materials. Coleman Center Instructor Peter Dickison will be there with plenty of words of encouragement!

Also in the house, we’re pleased to welcome back our friends at Harvest Kitchen, with samples of their delicious apple sauces, breads, and superior pickled veggies. Snack while you learn more about the amazing people, products, and mission of Harvest Kitchen.

There is something for everyone at Art After Dark – music filling the galleries, scavenger hunts for the little (and not so little) ones, and Gallery Games to keep you puzzling. Bring your friends, bring a date, grab a drink, and and enjoy a lively night of inspired conversation and artful adventure!

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