Meet the MuSE Cohort!

Meet the MuSE Cohort!

The MuSE Cohort of 2017-2018 walked the museum grounds this week with Executive Director Norah Diedrich, looking first hand at the campus as the students begin work on their museum campus plan.  Their project is grounded in the museum wide strategic initiative to...

Museums Speak to Politics

On March 16,  the New York Times published a special Museums section, including an article about how museums react to current and historical events and how they have reacted to President Trump’s inauguration. This article is a great look into the opinions...

2017 Newport Annual Juried Show Review

This year the Newport Art Museum celebrates the amazing, talented artists of the region with the 30th Newport Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition.  Open to all museum members for submission, the museum brings in a guest juror selected from another arts institution in...

Redwood Library and – What’s An Athenæum?

The meaning of the word Athenæum sheds some light on the role of the Redwood Library and Atheneum in Newport. In colonial Newport, people were busy building, working, doing business and surviving. In 1747, some of the town’s men decided they need to do more;...

50 Years After “The Flood”

After the Florence Flood: Saving Vasari’s ‘Last Supper’ New York Times, By PAULA DEITZ  Nov. 3, 2016 FLORENCE, ITALY — In early morning light, the low buildings lining both sides of the Arno River here glow in their myriad shades of ochre, like the shallow river...

Museums, the New Social Media Darlings

Museums are reaching out to younger and global audiences, using emoji-style art history and innovative Snapchats. See what they are doing, and look up the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Snapchat. The New Social Media Darlings Published in the New York Times Special...

A Time For African American Culture

For those who may not know, there is a brand new National African American History & Culture museum located on the National Mall in Washington DC! 1400 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. if you’re using Maps on your phone. The museum ensures that the...

Can a Gift of Money Be a Bad Thing?

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York announced a severe round of job cuts and budget restructuring this past spring to general alarm. With 6.3 Million visitors each year, and the eye popping profits in its retail shops (they RAKE, with profits ranging $25-30...

Why are Vincent Van Gogh’s Colors Fading?

If you can stand a little chemistry geeky jargon (plumbonacrite anyone?), this is a pretty fascinating article about how chemists can sleuth out exactly how a painting’s colors have faded, in this case Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings. Once they figure out the...

Why Do We Keep Things?

The New Museum in New York has curated an exhibition this summer that asks the question: Why do we keep things? “The Keeper” contains thousands of objects and examines the ways we collect and own items. From a July 17 New York Times article about the show,...