The Newport Art Museum is one of only 6% of American museums to be fully accredited by the American Association of Museums. For more than 100 years, we have served Rhode Island and regional communities as a cultural gathering place with a reputation for inclusiveness, professionalism, high-quality exhibitions and programming, and dedication to individual growth and learning.
The Newport Art Museum's collections and exhibitions reflect Rhode Island's rich cultural heritage and lively contemporary art scene. We are the only museum to focus on the art and artists of Rhode Island.
Through our art school, the Minnie and Jimmy Coleman Center for Creative Studies, the Newport Art Museum encourages people of all ages and abilities to explore their creativity through art classes, camps, workshops and other educational programming.
We reach out beyond our walls to teach art through extensive outreach programs in public schools, social service agencies and private institutions throughout the state of Rhode Island. The Museum also offers concerts, live theatre, art and book talks, family programming and special events throughout the year.