October 2023

Dear Friends of the Newport Art Museum,

Newport Art Museum is not just a custodian of art, it is a champion for multiple voices, an advocate for inclusivity, and a catalyst for creativity.  We rely on your support to uphold our mission and ensure that the Museum continues to be a vibrant and transformative space for generations to come.As we honor our past we look to our founders for continued inspiration:

“Our strength lies in being a representative association, welcoming all with a spirit  devoted to the cultivation of artistic endeavor.”

These words by Maude Howe Elliot echo our commitment to inclusivity since our inception. We are deeply inspired by our connection with you and your valuable support, which has fueled our success and helped us achieve remarkable milestones.

This past year, we have:

  • Welcomed more than 20,000 visitors.
  • Collaborated with 152 artists in our thought-provoking exhibitions.
  • Hosted 90 public talks, programs, tours, and panels, including our 15th year of Museum Reads, and our 95th Winter Speaker Series which celebrated sold-out attendance.
  • Engaged 750 students through our educational programs and classes, with over 300 benefiting from year-long therapeutic arts programs at the Bradley Schools, awarding over $5,000 in scholarships.
  • Commemorated the 30th anniversary of Wet Paint, with participation from over 400 artists!

Your support isn’t just financial. It is an investment in our community’s future, a testament to the enduring value of art, and a commitment to our mission. Your generosity enables us to expand initiatives, showcase exhibitions, and preserve our historic buildings.

As we honor our founders and celebrate our growth, we extend heartfelt gratitude for your support. Together, we can make the Newport Art Museum a haven where art enriches minds, ignites boundless joy, and fuels creativity for all.

With profound appreciation,
Barbara Schoenfeld, President
Danielle Ogden, Executive Director

click here to donate to the 2023 NAM Annual Fund