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Newport Art Museum

76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840-7411
+1 401-848-8200
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Tranquil place to view a well curated collection

A lovely collection of Rhode Island art housed in a beautiful old building and purpose built... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Away from the high traffic area, this art museum allows a quiet thoughtful viewing at your pace.

The variety of disciplines was surprising. Art glass, oil, wood, if it is creative, enjoy it. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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
+1 401-848-8200
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A lovely collection of Rhode Island art housed in a beautiful old building and purpose built gallery. A real find away from the overpopulated mansions tours. Modestly priced as well.

Thank SuePB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The variety of disciplines was surprising. Art glass, oil, wood, if it is creative, enjoy it. The interior is a beautiful background for historical and modern pieces. There is a small sculpture garden. Disappointed I missed an installation that was in progress in building 2....More

Thank Arlene B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Newport Art Museum and Art Association is one of the oldest continuously operating organizations of its kind in the country. A group of community-minded artists and intellectuals, led by activist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Maud Howe Elliott, founded the organization as the Art Association...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful building for the art museum! Loved the history and the wood work inside this museum along with beautiful artwork! It was small but also loved that it contains artwork from some local Newport natives. The additional building with the exhibit of photos...More

Thank MarleyWay84
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Nice art museum that has early American pieces. If you like American art this is a must see museum. Nice place to spot in while visiting the mansions on Bellevue Avenue.

Thank Keith W
Reviewed 28 June 2017

I was most impressed by the exhibition of local water colorists's work, as well as by the turn-of-the-20th-century gallery of one local artist that is the foundation of the museum's collection. But I expected more, especially in Newport.

Thank rhawnhurster
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Small but quaint museum in an old mansion. There was a gallery of watercolors from a local competition which had some beautiful pieces!!

Thank MichelleB3
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

The Newport Museum is housed in the Griswold House by R.M. Hunt. The museum is housed in two buildings. It has a great collection of regional art. When looking at the art, don't overlook the house details.

Thank James S
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Historically, the house was beautiful and safe from modern renovations. Gallerys were a bit lack luster but enjoyable

Thank Doug M
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

Thank SamAdams417
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Agnes M
24 February 2015|
Response from jjbrown0058 |
Only the 2nd Thursday of the month from 5pm-8pm. Otherwise I believe it's $10 an adult.