Rhode Island
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
Venue
NEWPORT ART MUSEUM

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!

Our Mission

The mission of the Newport Art Museum is to champion a provocative diversity of creative voices and experiences within an historic Newport setting, thus sparking reflection, inspiration, discovery, and connection to our self, our community, and our world.

Our Vision

The Newport Art Museum will be a widely recognized destination for artists, scholars, students, innovators, arts enthusiasts, and cultural travelers from around the world. As Newport’s arts campus, the Art Museum will be the nexus of artistic, intellectual, social, and culturally diverse life in the region.

 

Contact Information

First Name: 
Merrill
Job Title/Position: 
Director of Marketing
Fax: 
401-848-8205
Mailing Address: 
76 BELLEVUE AVENUE
Newport, RI 02840
Physical Address: 
76 BELLEVUE AVENUE
Newport, RI 02840
Last Name: 
Allen
Phone: 
401-848-8200

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - General
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - Art History & Criticism
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Visual/Crafts - General
Visual/Crafts - Clay
Visual/Crafts - Fiber
Visual/Crafts - Illustration / Drawing
Visual/Crafts - Jewelry
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Visual/Crafts - Paper
Visual/Crafts - Photography
Visual/Crafts - Printmaking
Visual/Crafts - Sculpture
Year Founded: 
1912
Populations Served: 
General Public
Institution/Business Type: 
Museums - Art
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Exhibitions
Film Showings
Performance / Concert / Reading
Portfolio Review
Preservation / Conservation
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Venue Rental
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
180
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
AAM Acredited Museum

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing

Venue Available for Rent/Use

Venue Name: 
Newport Art Museum
Venue Type: 
Gallery / Museum
Venue Address: 
76 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
Venue Phone: 
401-848-8200
Seasons Available: 
Spring
Summer
Winter
Fall
Venue Features: 
Climate control
Exhibition walls
Green room
Light system / track lighting
Loading dock
Movie screen/projection capabilities
Sound system
WiFi
Venue Capacity: 
250
Venue Fee Range Minimum: 
$250
Venue Fee Range Maximum: 
$5,000
Venue Accessibility: 
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing
Facility is physically accessible (such as parking, entrances, accessible restrooms, seating, backstage)
Trained Crew Available