The Newport Art Museum was founded in 1912 on the belief that arts and culture have the power to bring diverse groups of individuals together, which ultimately promotes civic engagement and strengthens the social fabric of our communities. This core idea continues to inform our Museum's direction today.
Our gallery spaces feature artworks from our permanent collection, as well as rotating exhibitions that showcase contemporary artists from around the world. The galleries are further animated with dynamic public programs, from artists’ talks and a Winter Speaker series to performances and films. Our robust art education initiatives serve diverse audiences, including underserved populations through our outreach programs, public and private schools, practicing artists, and students of all ages who take classes in our Museum School, which is housed in the Coleman Center for Creative Studies.
Many of our activities are the result of collaborations with other arts, cultural, design, environmental, health, and social service organizations, all adding to a rich mix of experiences and perspectives.
Ultimately, our Museum is ABOUT you. When you participate, our mission is activated. When your voices are heard, our work is relevant. Engaged conversations provoked by the art on the walls and the making in our studios create important connections. This is your Museum. Be part of it!
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