Newport Art Museum invites public to join them for an ‘Art Excursion’ to Trost Richards Exhibition at Boston College

William Trost Richards (1833–1905), Lulworth Cove, Dorset, England, c. 1880, Watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper, 22 x 36.5 in. and 3 x 5 inches, William Vareika Fine Arts, Newport

The Newport Art Museum will host a Museum Art Excursion to Boston, MA on Sunday, November 10, 2019. Guests will depart the Newport Art Museum on a coach bus at 8:30 am to visit the McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College as well as the Harvard Art Museums and return at approximately 6 pm. Tickets are $150, or $130 for Newport Art Museum members, and include transportation, entry to the museums, and a catered box lunch. Space is limited, and guests should purchase tickets at newportartmuseum.org.

The day will begin with a private guided tour of the exhibition William Trost Richards: Hieroglyphs of Landscape at the McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College, led by McMullen Museum of Art Curator Jeffery Howe, Inaugural Robert L. and Judith T. Winston Director Nancy Netzer and William Vareika, owner of Vareika Fine Arts, who is an abiding champion of Richards’ work.

William Trost Richards: Hieroglyphs of Landscape is a breathtaking exhibition of nearly 200 oil paintings, watercolors, drawings and sketchbooks, including works on loan from the Newport Art Museum and Vareika Fine Arts. This important career survey reveals how Richards’ landscapes and seascapes manifest the Romantics’ hieroglyphic interpretation of nature, a metaphor embraced by Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. 

After a delicious lunch in Harvard Square, the group will travel to the Harvard Art Museums and enjoy current exhibitions: Winslow Homer: Eyewitness and Crossing LinesConstructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art.

Tickets for the Museum Art Excursion are available at newportartmuseum.org.

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