Member Tour of “Call & Response”

November 5, 2020 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm Griswold House

Join us for an exclusive guided tour just for Newport Art Museum Members led by Executive Director Norah Diedrich of the enthralling Call & Response exhibition. Senior Curator Dr. Francine Weiss invited a group of contemporary artists to create a visual “response” to a work of their choosing from the Museum’s permanent collection. From a fascinating range of “call” works, the artists’ have created engaging and thought-provoking “replies”, installed together in the gallery.

Extra special treat – enjoy a complimentary drink during the tour and as you explore the Griswold House galleries.

Free for Members. Space is limited. Reservations are required.

About the Exhibition

Call & Response
October 17 - December 31, 2020

The “Call & Response” exhibition showcases innovative works of art by regional artists while offering a glimpse of the Museum’s collection through fresh eyes. The Newport Art Museum is home to approximately 2,700 works of art including prints, drawings, photographs, sculptures, paintings, textiles, and decorative arts. For this exhibition, regional artists working in a diverse array of media were invited to plumb the Museum’s collection for creative inspiration with the goal of creating an original work of art, in any medium, in response to a museum object. The exhibition features each artist’s imaginative work of art beside the collection work to which it responds.