Newport Art Museum

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Newport Art Museum's Cushing Gallery

Newport Art Museum, founded in 1912, is located on 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 the premier American Stick Style building.[1]

History[edit]

The Museum has its origin in the Art Association of Newport, which later became the Newport Art Association, and remains one of the oldest continuously operating art associations in the United States.[2] The association started during the art colony and Impressionist movements and was connected to the New York art scene.[3] In 1916 the Association acquired the Griswold House to use as a gallery.[4]

Today the museum has many notable works particularly from Rhode Island and New England artists, including William Trost Richards, John Frederick Kensett, John La Farge, Gilbert Stuart, and Catharine Morris Wright as well as many contemporary artists.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New England" by Michelin Tyre Company, ltd (1981) page 182
  2. ^ John J. Russell and Thomas S. Spencer, Art Across America: A Comprehensive Guide to American Art Museums and Exhibition Galleries, (Friar's Lantern, 2000), pg. 709 ISBN 0-9667144-1-5
  3. ^ John J. Russell and Thomas S. Spencer, Art Across America: A Comprehensive Guide to American Art Museums and Exhibition Galleries, (Friar's Lantern, 2000), pg. 709 ISBN 0-9667144-1-5
  4. ^ John J. Russell and Thomas S. Spencer, Art Across America: A Comprehensive Guide to American Art Museums and Exhibition Galleries, (Friar's Lantern, 2000), pg. 709 ISBN 0-9667144-1-5
  5. ^ John J. Russell and Thomas S. Spencer, Art Across America: A Comprehensive Guide to American Art Museums and Exhibition Galleries, (Friar's Lantern, 2000), pg. 709 ISBN 0-9667144-1-5

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Coordinates: 41°29′08″N 71°18′30″W / 41.485534°N 71.308221°W / 41.485534; -71.308221