January 19, 2022   |   By Michael Rose

Highlights from The Newport Biennial

The Newport Art Museum has been a center for the visual arts in the region since its inception in the first decades of the twentieth century. For the last thirty years, the museum has hosted a popular and competitive biennial exhibition that draws on the talents of artists from across New England. This year’s installment of The Newport Biennial boasts plenty of highlights and is well worth a visit for anyone interested in seeing great artwork being made now.

The 2022 Newport Biennial was juried by Dr. Kimberli Gant, the McKinnon Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Chrysler Museum. Dr. Gant’s impressive resume includes curatorial past positions at the Newark Museum, The Contemporary Austin, and the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art. The job of a juror is a difficult one, and from over 800 submitted artworks Dr. Gant thoughtfully selected an exciting body of work that deserves a long visit and repeated looks.