(Newport, RI – March 23, 2017) – The NewportArtMuseum’s sparklingmonthlylate night affairArtAfterDarkis backnext month on Thursday,April 13 from5 – 9 pm.EachArtAfter Darkhas unique programming for the whole family. This eventjoins 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. Admissionisfree or by donation!So,reacquaintyourselfwiththeNewportArtMuseum. Details are availableat NewportArtMuseum.org.

Shakeup your routine at the Newport Art Museumas we dig into the idea of Productive Disruptions. Featuring exhibiting artist talks, Nick Cave-inspiredart making in the gallery led byExecutive Director Norah Diedrich, delicious bites courtesy of Caleb & Broad Restauranton Broadway, cash bar,and FREE film screening of Art21: Chicago, followed by Q&A with Alexandra Foradas, Assistant Curator of Visual Arts at MASS MoCA.

Begin the night at 5:00pm with delicious bites courtesy of Caleb & Broad Restaurant on Broadway in Newport.

At 5:30pm, join us in the Studiogallery for informal art making.Norah Diedrich, Executive Director of the Newport Art Museum, will lead a lively creative workshop inspired by Art21: Chicago artist Nick Cave and his incredible “Soundsuit” project.We’ll supply the materials, you supply the magic!

At 6 pm, join us for a gallery talk with Newport Annual Members’ Juriedexhibiting artists Jemison Faust, Glenn Gardiner, Emily Sorlien, Whitney Overocker and Frank Gasbarroin the Cushing Gallery.The Newport Annual Members’ JuriedExhibition is one of the most popular and eclectic of the year. Enjoythe exhibition and participate in an informal conversationwith several of the award-winningartists.

At 7:15 pm, join us for the FREE film screening ofthe acclaimed documentary program Art21: Chicago. Art21is a non-profit global leader in art education, producing preeminent films on today’s leading visual artists and education programs that inspire creativity worldwide. Like the Museum, Art21 is dedicated to engaging and educating audiences about contemporary visual art and artists.We invite you to join us for a journey into the inspiration, vision, techniques and challenges of four accomplished contemporary artists living and working in Chicago: Barbara Kasten, Nick Cave, Chris Ware and Theaster Gates.Surrounded by industry and towering architecture, these “windy city” artists are responding to and challenging their urban environment through experimentation.

Post film discussionon positive disruptions, public art and community engagement with contemporary art,led by Alexandra Foradas, Assistant Curator at MASS MoCA.

Art After Dark is free oradmission by donation.Tickets to the film are FREE, but seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Visit NewportArtMuseum.org to reserve.

There issomething for everyone atArtAfterDark– music filling the galleries, scavenger huntsfor the little (and not so little) ones, and Gallery Games to keep you puzzling.Bring your friends, bring a date, grab a drink, and andenjoy alivelynight of inspired conversation and artful adventure!

Ryan M. Belmore

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