The Art Association of Newport, now 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 year-round exhibitions, public programs and educational offerings, on our Arts Campus and at partnering institutions across the region, are increasingly multi-cultural, interdisciplinary, intergenerational and accessible.
Each year, more than 20,000 individuals visit and participate in our Museum and Museum School programs. 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. It's the meaningful, memorable conversations provoked by the art on the walls and the making in our studios that create important connections. This is your Museum. Get engaged!