Public Opening Reception
December 1, 2023 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Griswold House
Join us at the Museum as we welcome two important new exhibitions to the galleries. Celebrate the solo exhibition of acclaimed Iranian American artist Arghavan Khosravi, and the group exhibition of female-identifying artists titled Unfinished Business.
Khosravi creates evocative works of art that interrogate ideas of freedom, agency, and identity by combining aspects of Surrealism and Persian miniature painting. At the core of these issues is the role of women in both Iranian and American society.
The artists in Unfinished Business explore important themes such as climate change, women’s rights, colonialism, heritage, oppression, conflict, language, art history, the body, surveillance, and racial, gender, religious, and ethnic identity.
Special this night, the Newport String Quartet will perform a contemporary musical work accompanied by a video element titled Daughters of Sol, by Iranian composer Aftab Darvishi. (6 minutes)
All ages welcome
Newport String Quartet performance at 6pm
Art making ongoing
FREE for Members, $10 suggested donation for yet – to – be Members
About the Newport String Quartet
The Newport String Project is a chamber music performance and youth mentoring initiative that aims to build a community that crosses boundaries of generation, heritage, and economic circumstances through access to inspiring musical experiences for all. The project strengthens the social and cultural fabric of the Newport community by offering students free use of instruments, free weekly lessons and group activities, as well as a concert series in venues throughout Newport that features its resident ensemble, the Newport String Quartet.