Newport Art Museum
The Newport Art Museum houses about 2600 works from the 18th century to the present, and is located on a 3-acre campus on toney Bellevue Avenue in Newport. It’s main building is the Griswold House, an exceptional example of “stick-style” architecture, which was built in 1864; subsequent additions include a second gallery (the Morris/Cushing Gallery) and the Museum’s School, the Coleman Center for Creative Studies.
Among the artists represented in the permanent collection are Gilbert Stuart, Winslow Homer and George Bellows, with newer pieces by Roy LIchtenstein, Andy Warhol and Dale Chihuly, among others; about 20 temporary exhibitions are installed annually. The museum is also very active in arts education, with classes and workshops in a variety of mediums for all ages and experience levels. Dedicated Museum docents offer guided tours and educate visitors on the architecture, artwork and history of the museum.