The Newport Art Museum’s annual Winter Speaker Series returns Saturday, January 7 at 2pm for its 89th season. The series will include seven lectures on a variety of topics and will run Saturdays at 2pm, January 7 – February 25 (no talk on February 18th), in the Museum’s Griswold House at 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport. Returning speaker Darrell West of the Brookings Institution, will kick off the series, speaking on the topic on “What to Expect from the New President.” Other speakers and topics include ISIS and the destruction of antiquities, our global oceans, the synergy of technology and fashion, Albert Bierstadt and the opening of the West, and more. Each lecture will be followed by light refreshments. Sponsors of the series include Blenheim Newport, Cliffside Inn, Angela and Gary Fischer, Pam and Lee Bakalarski, Mary Jennings, Cynthia Sinclair, and Ronald and Johanna Becker.

Tickets to the Winter Speaker Series are now on sale and available at or by calling 401-848-8200. For individual lectures, tickets are $15 ($10 for Newport Art Museum members and $6 for students). Those who wish to attend the entire series can purchase a series subscription for $90 ($60 for Museum members), which will gain the subscriber access to seven lectures for the price of six. For more information and to purchase tickets visit or call 401-848-8200.


Winter Speaker Series 2017
Saturdays at 2pm, January 7 – February 25 (no talk on February 18th)

Individual tickets: $15 ($10 members, $6 students)
Series Subscriptions: $90 ($60 members)
Tickets available at:
or 401-848-8200

January 7 – Darrell West
“What to Expect from the New President”

January 14 – William Gudenrath
“A Look at Contemporary Glass from an Historical Perspective”

January 21 – Tess Davis
“ISIS destroyed History: What do we do about it?”

January 28 – Pamela Parmal
“The Synergy between Technology and Fashion”

February 4 – Chris Waddell
“Kilimanjaro like never before.”

February 11 – Janice Hodson
“Albert Bierstadt – The Accidental Artist of Manifest Destiny”

February 25 – Bruce Corliss
“Challenges, Opportunities and Environmental Issues Facing the Global Ocean.”

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