Although we are not able to welcome visitors in person at this time, we encourage you to connect with us, enjoy images from our exhibitions past and upcoming, video lectures, and permanent collection artworks.

Take a Museum Moment, breathe, and experience the restorative power of art.


Each day, we'll bring you a piece from our collection, a work that was featured in a recent exhibition, or an artwork created by one of our followers. Follow along @newportartmuseum on instagram, and by following #ArtWeLove.

Tiny Tours

Join us on a Tiny Tour of the Newport Annual Juried Exhibition. And keep checking back - we'll be adding NEW Tiny Tours daily!

Art at Home

The Newport Art Museum’s collection consists of approximately 2,600 works of art in a range of media including works on paper (prints, drawings, watercolors, and photographs), paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, installation works, and textiles and is expanding to include new media. Take a closer look at a piece from the Museum's collection, read through and discuss the prompts, and deep dive into one of the recommended activities.

A Museum Walkabout with Norah Diedrich

Enjoy this very special Museum Walkabout with our Director, Norah Diedrich as she takes a closer look at Lilla Cabot Perry's "The Pearl."

Upcoming Exhibitions

Complex Terrain(s)

For centuries, artists have rendered the landscape as a means to celebrate, idealize, and connect our human experience to the natural environment. This exhibition brings together landscapes intended to evoke the ethereal and divine, and features a range of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, video, photography, and sculpture.

Andy Warhol: Big Shot

Warhol is well known for his appropriation of other people’s photographs, from the portraits to the press photographs that he reproduced and repeated in silkscreens and paintings, but he was also an avid photographer himself.

This exhibition focuses on Andy Warhol’s photographic work, specifically his Polaroids.

Celebrating Youth Art Month

As part of the month-long celebration of student artists, over 100 pieces of student art works from 9 schools across RI are on display in the Newport Art Museum School's Community Gallery. Enjoy this virtual tour, led by Museum Education Manager Sierra Conniff.

Tiny Tours

Join us on a Tiny Tour of the Newport Annual Juried Exhibition. And keep checking back - we'll be adding tiny tours daily!

Winter Speaker Series 2020

Paul Freedman, Author and Chester D. Tripp Professor of History at Yale University: "The Ten Restaurants That Changed America"

Christie Mitchell, Senior Curatorial Assistant at the Whitney Museum of American Art: "Andy Warhol – From A to B and Back Again"

Winter Speaker Series 2019

Toots Zynsky, Glass artist: "The Endangered Birds Series"

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

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