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Newport Art Museum

76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840-7411
+1 401-848-8200
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Interesting Exhibits in a Beautiful Old Mansion

This museum was on our list of attractions, and the visit was very enjoyable. A windy, misty day in... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
SamAdams417
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Boston
Good place to visit on a rainy day

I was totally surprised that Newport had an art museum of this caliber. I was very impressed with... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
troyl280
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Syracuse, New York
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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 is housed in the John N.A. Griswold House and the Cushing Gallery. Home for the Museum since 1916, the Griswold House is a National Historic Landmark and an Official Project of Save America’s Treasures. Designed in 1862 by architect Richard Morris Hunt, it was completed in 1864 for John N.A. Griswold, a China trade merchant and financier, and his wife Jane. Griswold House was Hunt’s first major commission in Newport and is the premier example of American Stick Style architecture. Hunt went on to design many of the grand cottages of Newport’s Gilded Age, including The Breakers, Marble House, and Ochre Court. To honor artist Howard Gardiner Cushing, an early member of the Newport Art Association, the Association erected the Cushing Gallery in 1920.The Newport Art Museum is one of only 5% of American museums to be fully accredited by the American Association of Museums.
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76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840-7411
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

This museum was on our list of attractions, and the visit was very enjoyable. A windy, misty day in April, not many tourists were out so we had had all the time we needed to see the exhibits and especially to study the house's interior....More

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Reviewed 5 April 2017

I was totally surprised that Newport had an art museum of this caliber. I was very impressed with the combination of traditional and contemporary artwork. It also seems that there is a portion of the gallery that is ever changing so you might not see...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

We were lucky that the juried art show was in progress because there is always some new, marvelous work to view. We were not disappointed. The pieces in both buildings were unique and a thrill to see. There are lovely sculptures in the garden as...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2017

here a place you can see local arist work. You get to choice which artist is the best people choice contest.

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Reviewed 14 December 2016

Do yourself a favor and avoid giving your money to the people who run this place. Stay outside and appreciate the architecture, but rude and patronizing staff and management who sponsor programs unrelated to its mission (um, art?) is not the way I want my...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2016

An interesting mix of new and old art, sculpture, mixed media. All well presented. Probably took about an hour. Housed in an amazing old building. Worth visiting if you are wandering Bellevue.

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Reviewed 16 November 2016

I went to see the local showing of Newport Photographers. Quite interesting with a large variety of styles. Walked through and viewed the entire conlection/shows in both buildings, one more historic and the other quite modern.

Thank Stanley W
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

The Newport Art Museum seemed like the perfect diversion on a rainy afternoon. It is dry inside. The building is an impressive Civil War era stick style mansion (1864 - John Griswald House). The structure is significant as a very early Richard Morris Hunt and...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2016

We went to view the art and stayed for a wonderful string quartet concert. The art was not always to my taste, but I did enjoy the house and the experience. However, the string quartet made my day. They were fine quality musicians, had an...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2016

we always stop here and find the most amazing pieces even though the museum is small, but in the most gorgeous mansion, there is always a surprise of something new and different.

Thank peggyvb
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Agnes M
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Only the 2nd Thursday of the month from 5pm-8pm. Otherwise I believe it's $10 an adult.
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