Winter Speaker Series 2019 Videos

Since 1928, the Winter Speaker Series has been a cornerstone of the Newport Art Museum’s (then the Art Association of Newport’s) annual programming. Each year the Winter Speaker Series Committee and Museum staff curate this series to reflect a broad spectrum of provocative visions and voices to educate, illuminate and inspire.

Please enjoy these videos of the 2019 speakers!

January 19
Darrell West
Vice President of Governance Studies and Director of Center for Technology Innovation, The Brookings Institution
“Putting Together the Pieces in U.S. Politics Today”

February 2
Vincent Cannato
Associate Professor of History, UMass Boston
“The Ellis Island Effect: Attitudes Towards Immigration, Then and Now”

February 9
Richard Dowling
Acclaimed Concert Pianist and Lecturer
“Great Scott! – A Joplin Celebration”

February 16
Sarah Humphreville
Senior Curatorial Assistant, Whitney Museum of American Art
“Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables”

February 23
David Cooper
The James V. Forrestal Professor of National Security Affairs, U. S. Naval War College
“Who’s Afraid of the “Deep State”? The Influence of Bureaucracy on National Security”

March 2
Toots Zynsky
Artist, Scientist, Visionary and Pioneer of Contemporary Glass Sculpture
“The Endangered Birds Series”

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Ronald Lee Fleming
Fleming Family Foundation

Lee C. Bakalarski
Lockett Ford Ballard, Jr., in memory of Canon Lockett Ford Ballard & Charlotte Carr Morrinson Ballard
Johanna and Ronald Becker
Anita and George Furbish
Mary Jennings
Cynthia Sinclair
Kathleen Shinners
The Hope Foundation

This event is made possible by your support of the Annual Fund

Thank you to the Winter Speaker Committee

Dick Hunt, Chairman
Burt Alpert
Bruce Amand
Johanna Becker
Eleanor Doumato
Jack Galvin
Anne DeBose Joslin
Susan Kieronski
Cristin Searles-Bilodeau
Kathleen Shinners