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Newport Art Museum

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Local Art and Artists, and more

Nice selection of mostly local artists or those who chose this area as their focus. Works in a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda L
Meriden, Connecticut
The Juried Show is Phenomenal

There a few hidden gems (some very hidden,) but we try to go during the presentation of the juried... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2018
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The Newport Art Museum's collections and exhibitions reflect Rhode Island's rich cultural heritage and lively contemporary art scene. We are the only museum to focus on the art and artists of Rhode Island, both historic and contemporary. The Museum...more
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76 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-7411
+1 401-848-8200
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice selection of mostly local artists or those who chose this area as their focus. Works in a variety of media are on display. Two floors with an available elevator. There are two separate buildings as well as outside sculptures.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Linda L
Reviewed 31 December 2018

There a few hidden gems (some very hidden,) but we try to go during the presentation of the juried exhibition. There is a lot of talent in RI because of RISD. They do have reciprocal agreements with many other regional art museums.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rods948
Reviewed 30 December 2018

Love it!!! Free parking, lots of spaces. Local artists spanning generations, beautiful local seascapes, landscapes and portraits, a bit of Newport history and a complimentary show of contemporary Rhode Island artists. Contrast this with a rich, deep and beautiful show of Contemporary Middle Easter Art....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sketchy2005
Reviewed 24 December 2018

I visited the Newport Art Museum in October 2018 and spent a blissful afternoon there. The historic architecture of the museum itself is compelling, and the collection is outstanding. There was a thought-provoking exhibition of contemporary art from Middle Eastern artists. I enjoyed the Newport...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 December 2018 via mobile

I’ve missed this museum (gallery) on each previous visit to Newport, but found it today while looking for a rainy day activity. Located in an old mansion that is, itself, worth a look. The amount of art is not overwhelming. Easily accessible with wide stairs...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank serenitywriter
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Along with their permanent collection they have a fantastic collection featuring middle eastern artists. Good activity-even if it’s not raining.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Fadipadi
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Beautiful historic mansion that houses a good art collection. The art & photographs by artists from the Middle East diaspora were the best part of the museum. Very thought provoking pieces with unusual mediums. Just another symbol of how we all benefit from immigrants coming...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marilyn M
Reviewed 8 October 2018

This museum has a little bit of everything—modern art and traditional, paintings, sculptures and photography all housed in a beautiful (really two) architecturally stunning houses. When we visited, the temporary exhibit was a commentary on the culture and migration of the Middle East, especially the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank uffels
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

The collection focuses on RI artists across many years. They have wonderful special exhibits as well. A great way to spend an hour or two.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mgerhardt
Reviewed 1 July 2018

We were some what disappointed..we arrived with buy 15 minutes to go and were treated a bit abruptly by museum personnel cuz a wedding rehearsal was going on simultaneuously..somewhat interesting but not great!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank AaronFWA
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Agnes M
25 February 2015|
Response from jjbrown0058 |
Only the 2nd Thursday of the month from 5pm-8pm. Otherwise I believe it's $10 an adult.