(Newport, RI – March 23, 2017)  – The Newport Art Museum’s sparkling monthly late night affair Art After Dark is back next month on Thursday, April 13 from 5 – 9 pm. 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 NewportArtMuseum.org.

Shake up your routine at the Newport Art Museum as we dig into the idea of Productive Disruptions. Featuring exhibiting artist talks, Nick Cave-inspired art making in the gallery led by Executive Director Norah Diedrich, delicious bites courtesy of Caleb & Broad Restaurant on 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 5:30 pm, join us in the Studio gallery 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’ Juried exhibiting artists Jemison Faust, Glenn Gardiner, Emily Sorlien, Whitney Overocker and Frank Gasbarro in the Cushing Gallery. The Newport Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition is one of the most popular and eclectic of the year. Enjoy the exhibition and participate in an informal conversation with several of the award-winning artists.

At 7:15 pm, join us for the FREE film screening of the acclaimed documentary program Art21: Chicago. Art21 is 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 discussion on positive disruptions, public art and community engagement with contemporary art, led by Alexandra Foradas, Assistant Curator at MASS MoCA.

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

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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