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Newport Art Museum, Newport

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The Newport Art Museum, founded in 1912 as the Art Association of Newport, is located at 76 Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island. The museum operates a gallery in the John N. A. Griswold House, a National Historic Landmark that is one of the first American Stick Style buildings. It was designed by the noted American architect, Richard Morris Hunt in 1864 and one was one of his first commissions in Newport. The museum purchased the house in 1915.

The museum's second gallery space was built in 1919 and was designed by Delano & Aldrich. Dedicated to the memory of the artist Howard Gardiner Cushing, the museum added the Sarah Rives lobby and Morris Gallery to the building in 1990.
The museum's school is the Coleman Center for Creative Studies at 26 Liberty Street.
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  • It is worth a one hour visit - that's all the time it will take- and thge small museum provides many period pieces of art. The old home is interesting, too. There are 2 buildings, next to each... 
    It is worth a one hour visit - that's all the time it will take- and thge small museum provides many period pieces of art. The old home is interesting, too. There are 2 buildings, next to each...  more »
  • With incredible variety of genres and media, there is something for everyone. Helpful staff, welcoming, so much to see, and even the architecture intrigues! 
    With incredible variety of genres and media, there is something for everyone. Helpful staff, welcoming, so much to see, and even the architecture intrigues!  more »
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  • Crushing's portraits of his wife are beautiful, so graceful and almost ethereal. The museum has some great pieces but I wish they provided more information on the pieces themselves than so much on the history of the artist. I just want to know what the flowers in "The Language of Flowers" translates to using Victorian Flower Language which I assume they are alluding to.
  • Beautiful, well managed art museum.. Grand building beautifully presented.. Friendly, professional.. Fascinating art pieces especially older presentations.. Highly recommended for all ages, entertaining..

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