What is there to do?

Explore the wonderful world of art at the Newport Art Museum in Rhode Island, with a permanent collection and changing exhibitions that focus on the visual arts of Newport and southeastern New England.

These collections and works of art reflect both the rich heritage of the past, and the lively art scene of the present, so a visit here becomes so much more than just an art experience!

The permanent collection consists of around 2,600 works of art in a whole range of media, from works on paper (that's prints, drawings, and photographs), to paintings, sculptures, installations, textiles, decorative arts and more.

See kids, art is so much more than just paintings!

The collection features amazing American art from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, and a growing collection from the 21st century too!

It's great for kids to see how art changes over the centuries, and the perfect place to get kids talking about colors, and techniques, and culture.

Don't forget to check out the changing exhibitions too, where you can go back and see new and exciting artists and techniques, to even further your creative New England art experience!

There are even fun events for kids across the year too, such as Wake + Create, where kids aged 6 to 10 years can actually create their own works of art based on a theme given. Yes caregivers, you can enjoy this too! Unleash your inner Picasso!

So get ready for that art-attack at the Newport Art Museum, because there is plenty of art fun to be had!

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How much does it cost?









$8 for college students and military, $10 for seniors


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17 years


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Any top tips?


Keep an eye on the fun events the museum hosts, and some are designed specifically for kids! More information can be found on their website

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Grab something to eat in the area before or after your visit!

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Enhance classroom learning through engaging “Learning to Look” tours that help students hone their observational skills, strengthen their ability to empathize, analyze, reason and intuit. Give them a call to book a field trip! They also offer fun camps and classes too

Need a little extra help?


All three buildings at the Newport Art Museum are accessible to visitors using wheelchairs, walking aids, children's strollers or service animals.

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When can we go?


10am - 5pm Tuesday to Saturday (7pm close Thursday), 12pm - 5pm Sunday

Closed Mondays, & New Year's Eve / Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, & Christmas Eve / Day

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