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The Newport Art Museum will welcome parents and children to the galleries for the popular monthly Second Saturday program on Saturday, July 14 at 10:30 am. Second Saturday presents engaging, family-oriented programming 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 3-10 and their parents. This event joins the ranks of the many events and educational programs the Museum currently offers in its galleries at 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport.

This month, art and music join together to raise awareness of the man-made threats to our oceans and to our whales. The Whale Guitar Project was created by musician and activist Jen Long to raise awareness of the plight of whales, and raise funds to protect them and their ocean home. Inspired by Herman Melville’s great book “The Whale” (Moby Dick), the Whale Guitar is a sonic work of art that sings for whales in the hands of whale-loving guitarists. Second Saturday attendees are invited to view the stunning large-scale artwork by Joan Hall in her current exhibition, “Sea of Heartbreak,” then listen to music from the Whale Guitar Project.

The Second Saturday program is free for Members and youth and children up to age 18. For non-members, the Second Saturday program is free with paid admission to the Museum. Admission prices are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for college students and Active Military. Second Saturday is generously supported by the Hartfield Foundation.

Museum membership levels and benefits, art school classes and registration, exhibition schedules, public programming, and more can be found at www.newportartmuseum.org. Phone: (401) 848-8200.

Ryan M. Belmore

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