June 2021

As I watch people happily gather together again in public settings, I’m reminded of the importance of community connections to the human spirit. The Newport Art Museum was founded on the belief that the arts help create vibrant and engaged communities. Bringing people together through the arts is more essential than ever.

Our June arts programming, which is now shared in-person and online, includes an expanded list of partnerships, initiatives, and a greater diversity of participating artists in an effort to serve a broader audience.

We’re collaborating with Sankofa Community Connection for a Juneteenth art making workshop and NewportOUT for “Scandalous Conduct / Newport 1919” as a kick off to Newport Pride week, taking place June 25 – 27.

Our “Call & Response” exhibition features six regional artists who selected an artwork from the Museum’s collection and created a new piece of art in response – both works are on exhibit now through August 22. Artists were invited to talk about their selections and responses, which range from a playful video in response to a sculpture by Italo Scanga to an expansive ceramic tile installation responding to several Winslow Homer wood engravings.

I hope you’ll visit our Art Museum this June and all summer long. Get reconnected!

Norah Diedrich, (she, her, hers) / Executive Director