Founded in 1912, the Newport Art Museum is one of the oldest continuously operating
and most highly regarded art museums and schools of its kind in the country.
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. Concentrated on American art and contemporary art, the Museum’s collection includes works of art from the 18th century to present.
Join the Newport Art Museum and Art Association and your membership will help support one of Newport's vital cultural institutions. As a member you will have the opportunity to explore Rhode Island's art scene and rich cultural heritage, learn from our frequent speakers and gallery talks, and enjoy family fun, concerts, theater, and receptions and special events.
The Newport Art Museum champions a provocative diversity of creative voices and experiences within an historic Newport setting, thus sparking reflection, inspiration, discovery, and connection to ourselves, our community, and our world.
Now in its second century, the Museum continues to serve as a cultural gathering place with a reputation for inclusiveness, professionalism, high-quality exhibitions and programming, and dedication to individual growth and learning.
Your generosity supports and grows the Newport Art Museum’s permanent collection, arts education, exhibitions, community outreach, and the preservation of the Museum’s works of art and historic buildings. Your gift to the Annual Fund makes it all possible and is 100% tax-deductible.