Winter Speaker Series Subscription

February 2, 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am Griswold House

Subscribe to the Series & enjoy one lecture free!

Saturdays, January 19 - February 23, 2019

Since 1928, the Winter Speaker Series has been a cornerstone of the Newport Art Museum's (then the Art Association of Newport's) annual programming. Each year the Winter Speaker Series Committee and Museum staff curate this series to reflect a broad spectrum of provocative visions and voices to educate, illuminate and inspire. Now, incredibly in its 91st year, the 2019 series is sure to engage audience members from across the region with six thought provoking talks.

Each lecture will be followed by audience Q&A, and continued conversation in the galleries over hot tea, coffee, and scrumptious light fare and desserts, courtesy of Blenheim-Newport, a Benchmark Senior Living Community.

January 19

Darrell West, Vice President of Governance Studies and Director of Center for Technology Innovation, The Brookings Institution
Putting Together the Pieces in U.S. Politics Today

January 26

Ben Davis, National Contemporary Art Critic for Artnet News
The Character of the Artist & the Artist as a Character

February 2

Vincent Cannato, Associate Professor of History, UMass Boston
The Ellis Island Effect: Attitudes Towards Immigration, Then and Now

February 9

Richard Dowling, Acclaimed concert pianist and lecturer
Great Scott! – A Joplin Celebration

February 16

Sarah Humphreville, Senior Curatorial Assistant, Whitney Museum of American Art
Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables

February 23

David Cooper, The James V. Forrestal Professor of National Security Affairs, U. S. Naval War College
Who’s Afraid of the “Deep State”? The Influence of Bureaucracy on National Security

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Museum Member Subscription: $75 per person
Non-member Subscription: $100 per person

Thank you to our generous sponsors

Lee C. Bakalarski
Lockett Ford Ballard, Jr., in memory of Canon Lockett Ford Ballard & Charlotte Carr Morrinson Ballard
Johanna and Ronald Becker
Anita and George Furbish
Mary Jennings
Cynthia Sinclair
Kathleen Shinners
The Hope Foundation

This event is made possible by your support of the Annual Fund.

Thank you to the Winter Speaker Series Committee

Dick Hunt, Chairman
Burt Alpert
Bruce Amand
Johanna Becker
Eleanor Doumato
Jack Galvin
Anne DeBose Joslin
Susan Kieronski
Cristin Searles-Bilodeau
Kathleen Shinners