February 5, 2022 - May 8, 2022 in the Ilgenfritz Gallery
“Call & Response” is one of the Newport Art Museum’s most popular exhibitions. For this third “Call & Response” the Museum invited three contemporary regional artists to respond to the Museum’s collection.
The Newport Art Museum is home to approximately 2,900 works of art including prints, drawings, photographs, sculptures, paintings, textiles, and decorative arts. The Museum also maintains archives related to its history. The exhibiting artists were free to explore and view anything in the collection, and then to choose an object (or objects) to which they would respond with an original work of art, or series of works, in any media. The final exhibition features each artist’s new creations alongside the collection works that inspired them. While showcasing the creativity of regional artists, “Call & Response” presents the Museum’s collection objects, from storage areas and galleries, in a fresh context: through the eyes of practicing artists.