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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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  • 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 »
  • This was my third visit to Newport and my first visit to this museum. I truly enjoyed my visit and would have regretted not having seen some breathtaking work. I viewed work of new and local artists.....  more »
  • Blue Star Museum! A nice afternoon with works of art and great architecture.
  • Museum not so great but exposition on Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney was a wonderful discovery on a very interesting life and sculptures masterpieces
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