Permanent Collection Display

There are nine distinct galleries located throughout the Griswold House in addition to the Cushing Memorial Gallery

Home to over 2600 works of art, the Newport Art Museum displays, and rotates, its permanent collection throughout several of its galleries.

On the first floor of the Griswold House, the Drury Gallery and Library feature nineteenth-century works of art by artists, such as Fitz Henry Lane and George Inness. Landscapes of the nineteenth and twentieth century by artists such as William Trost Richards, George Bellows, and Helena Sturtevant are featured in the Parlor Gallery along with a sculpture by Paul Manship. With rotating exhibitions, the Griswold House’s “Butler’s Pantry” highlights works on paper from the Museum’s collection. On the Griswold House staircase, one will find an array of nineteenth and twentieth century portraits hung salon style. On the second floor, the Blue Room features Colonial era portraits by Gilbert Stuart and John Smibert, a well as other nineteenth century paintings. In the Contemporary, Damon, and Studio Galleries, also on the second floor, one can enjoy contemporary art made by artists working in various media, such as Dale Chihuly, Joseph Norman, Aaron Siskind, Italo Scanga, Toots Zynsky, and many others. In the Cushing Building, a display of paintings by Howard Gardiner Cushing can be found in the Cushing Memorial Gallery.