Character Appeal: Portraits from the Newport Art Museum

October 6, 2022 - November 3, 2022

Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery at Salve Regina University

This exhibition features a curated selection of portraits organized in collaboration with a community engaged learning course co-taught by Professors Ernest Jolicoeur and Anthony F. Mangieri of Salve Regina University’s Department of Art and Art History, in partnership with the Newport Art Museum.

Character Appeal: Portraits from the Newport Art Museum examines likeness, identity and personality through the timeless subject of portraiture. This exhibition presents seventeen artworks on loan from the Newport Art Museum, featuring a range of paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs from the 18th to 21st centuries. Highlights include a Japanese woodblock print from 1796 and an oil portrait of the writer and suffragist Julia Ward Howe from the 1890s. The exhibition features numerous artworks with Newport ties, including paintings by Christopher Benson and Durr Freedley, a wood engraving by John La Farge, and a pencil drawing by Howard Gardiner Cushing. This collection of portraits offers images of youth and age, individuals and couples, the costumed and the contemplative, the everyday and the reimagined.

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is located in the Antone Academic Center on the campus of Salve Regina University. It is handicap accessible with parking along Lawrence and Leroy Avenues.

Gallery Hours:

Tuesdays – Thursdays 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesdays and Fridays 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturdays and Sundays 12:00 to 4:00 pm.
Closed on Mondays.