Spring Exhibitions Opening Reception

June 2, 2023 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

You're Invited!

Join us at the Museum to celebrate the artists in four new exhibitions! The galleries will be bustling with activity as we celebrate the openings of Ana Flores: Shaman Ladders and Other Stories,Dress Code, Pride: In Retrospect and DISCOlour: The Light Paintings. Special this night will be a mini concert by Quorus, Newport’s first queer chorus, a live reading of “SHINY OBJECT: Queer Love & Arson” by exhibiting artist Bradley Wester, and all ages art making.

PSST…Consider beginning your evening at the Newport Pride flag raising at Newport City Hall at 5pm.

All ages welcome
Cash bar
Quorus mini concert & SHINY OBJECT reading at 6:30pm
Art making ongoing
FREE, donations appreciated

Pride: In Retrospect images courtesy of


About our collaborators

We support and work with the LGBTQ+ community and its allies in the Newport, RI area. We advocate for equality and more inclusive policies, safe and welcoming spaces, provide resources and education to expand community understanding, support diverse LGBTQ+ identities and history, and produce events for people to connect, learn, and celebrate. Our vision is to see a Newport where LGBTQ+ residents, as well as visitors, feel completely safe, welcomed, and included. Where LGBTQ+ people of all ages—from the youth in our schools to our seniors—feel empowered and supported to be fully themselves and have greater opportunities for connection and support.

The Choral Collective of Newport County‘s mission is to provide opportunities for youth and adults to discover the joy and power of singing in community with others. CCNC welcomes and empowers voices, strengthens our community of voices, and inspires joyful voices. CCNC’s newest chorus is QUORUS, Newport’s first and only LGBTQIA+ chorus for teens and adults. The group began meeting in February with the goal to amplify and empower the LGBTQIA+ voices of Newport County and provide a safe and inclusive environment that welcomes singers from all backgrounds, races and genders.