We welcome visitors to enjoy our galleries and grounds over the holidays. A peaceful and inspiring tour of our exhibitions featuring artworks from the Museum's permanent collection as well as contemporary artists of the region, offers an opportunity to reflect and recharge. All required 'safe-visit' guidelines are in place.

Planning ahead for your Museum visit

Welcome to the Newport Art Museum! We hope you enjoy the exhibitions on view, our outdoor sculptures, and historic buildings. Wandering through our beautiful galleries offers a wonderful respite from the challenges we have faced over the past year. Please take note of our new safety guidelines before arriving. Thank you!

The Museum follows all state guidance on cleaning, screening employees and visitors for COVID-19 symptoms, mask-wearing, social distancing, posting appropriate signage, group size limits, and all other mandated health and safety protocols.

Please review the Self-Screen Symptom list prior to your visit. >
State of Rhode Island Phase II Guidelines >
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Upon entering, you will be asked if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID 19. (If you exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms, or have been exposed to anyone with symptoms, we will ask that you please visit the Museum at a later date.)

Thank you for wearing a face mask throughout your visit.

Thank you for for adhering to our social distancing regulations and reading our informational signage.

Thank you for washing your hands with soap and hot water in our restrooms and using hand sanitizer, which is available at Museum entrances.

Tuesday – Saturday from 10 am til 4 pm, Thursdays until 7 pm through December, and Sundays from 12 til 5 pm. The Museum will be closed on Christmas Day and New Years Day. 

Capacity is limited to one (1) customer per 100 square feet in common areas. Thank you for maintaining social distancing, and observing our gallery capacity restrictions.

What we've been up to

We accomplished a great deal during our brief hiatus and have many to thank. First and foremost, the few Museum staff members who worked throughout our temporary closure are to be commended. In great part, it is the result of their efforts that so much was achieved.

A major technology upgrade, expedited operating fund grants, and a fund development assessment were made possible through generous foundation support. We recognize and thank the Champlin Foundation, Hartfield Foundation, Prince Charitable Trusts, and van Beuren Charitable Foundation for their generous project and operating contributions. We also thank the Felicia Fund for donating to a future capital improvement project and the EJMP Fund for Philanthropy and several individual donors for supporting our inaugural Artist-in-Residence program, postponed from June to September 2020.

The CARES Act and participation of our state’s agencies resulted in additional unexpected operating support. We sincerely thank Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and Rhode Island Council for the Humanities for their operating grants and continued advocacy.

We secured a Paycheck Protection Program grant/loan thanks to the participation of BankNewport. This important assistance has allowed us to bring our entire Museum staff back to work.

The support of our Museum trustees, members, donors, and many artists continued throughout our closure. We appreciate those who have renewed and increased their membership giving. We thank those who have recently contributed to our alternative gala Artists’ Ball fundraiser, Gala at Home. And we especially thank the artists who have continued to make exceptional work and continue to graciously support our Museum in numerous ways.

Now On View

Our curatorial staff has installed two new exhibitions, Andy Warhol: Big Shot and Call & Response.

It’s more important than ever that we amplify our collective voices, provoke dialogue, and bring our communities together. The arts are uniquely qualified to make this happen. And the Newport Art Museum is dedicated to this effort. After all, it’s our mission to do so: “The mission of the Newport Art Museum is to share a diversity of art and experiences that spark reflection, inspiration, discovery, and connections within our Newport community and beyond.”

We’re looking forward to the future, and to welcoming you back!