A Year at Bradley: Representations of Nature, Self, and Symbolism

Works by The Bradley Schools' Students

April 5, 2024 - May 26, 2024

Cushing + Morris Galleries (Cushing Building)

For the past sixteen years, the Newport Art Museum has proudly partnered with five Bradley Schools throughout Connecticut and Rhode Island, collectively serving over 3,000 students. The Bradley Schools are private, school-funded educational programs designed for children and adolescents with psychiatric and behavioral needs that cannot be addressed in a public-school setting.

Artworks in this exhibition, crafted by elementary, middle and high school students from three Bradley Schools between 2023-2024, serve as reflections of inspiration drawn from the Newport Art Museum’s exhibiting artists and exhibitions. Utilizing a process-based approach and diverse mixed-media materials, these students engaged with the showcased artwork as sources of inspiration to delve into and explore themes surrounding nature, symbolism, and identity. Their expressions, influenced by the works of Ana Flores, Bob Dilworth, Arghavan Khosravi, and Japanese Prints, provide a unique and personal perspective on the intersection of art and these meaningful themes.

Thank you!

The Newport Art Museum would like to extend our gratitude to all the staff at The Bradley Schools, including Dr. Greta Francis, Patricia Martin, Dr. James Brcak, Dr. Jamie Hollenbeck, and Dr. Christina Bellanti, as well as Teaching Artist Charlene Carpenzano and The Coleman Center/Museum School Coordinator Emilia Sywolski.