Newport Art Museum
12 locals recommend ·
About this place
The Newport Art Museum’s collections and exhibitions reflect Newport and Rhode Island’s rich cultural heritage and lively contemporary art scene.
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Focuses on American art from the 19th century to the present day, and pays particular attention to art from Rhode Island and New England.
Newport Art Museum, founded in 1912, is located on 76 Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island. Amazing art housed in a gallery in the John N. A. Griswold House, a National Historic Landmark.
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