fall 2020

If you’re looking for some inspiration, beauty or creativity you may very well find it in our galleries this fall season.

“Andy Warhol: Big Shot,” the artist’s third exhibition at our Museum, is now on view in our Cushing Gallery and focuses on Warhol’s photographic work, specifically his Polaroids and also showcases his drawings, silkscreen prints, rare stitched photographs, and a video.

On October 17 we open “Call & Response,” featuring the works of 15 artists who were invited to search through our Museum’s collection, select a piece that sparked their imagination and then make an original work of art in response. An eclectic exhibition, including quilts, garments, sound pieces, sculpture, photo, painting, collage, video, and a somewhat ‘scary’ doll, is a testament to artists’ individuality and inventiveness.

We’ll continue to offer our popular online cultural conversations and artists’ talks. In conjunction with “Andy Warhol: Big Shot,” Senior Curator Dr. Francine Weiss will moderate a conversation with John W. Smith, Director of the RISD Museum and previously Assistant Director of collections and exhibitions at The Andy Warhol Museum, and Vincent Fremont, who worked with Warhol for nearly 20 years and is co-founder of the Warhol Foundation. Register here newportartmuseum.org/events and Zoom in on Wednesday, October 14 at 5:30pm.

Use the same link to register for brief talks with our “Call & Response” artists who will reveal the unique connections they made to artists in our collection.

Whether you spend time with us on-site or from home, I hope the experience brightens your day and reminds you of the important role the arts play in our lives and communities, especially during such challenging times.

Norah Diedrich, Executive Director