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Preservation in Newport

For five decades, the Newport Restoration Foundation has preserved over eighty 18th- and 19th-century buildings on Aquidneck Island, representing one of the largest portfolios of historic architecture owned by a single organization in the United States.

Visit our Museums

At NRF's museums you can experience the remarkable home and art collections of an unconventional heiress, enjoy one of the most dramatic oceanside landscapes in town, learn why Newport furniture was all the rage in the 18th-century, and enjoy 40 acres of historic greenspace in the middle of Aquidneck Island.

What’s On

WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 6253 [post_author] => 12 [post_date] => 2022-08-18 07:43:09 [post_date_gmt] => 2022-08-18 11:43:09 [post_content] => For the final performance in our 2022 TGIF series, Salve Regina University’s a capella groups, Mixtapes and Pitches with Attitude, will perform a collection of songs from their repertoire in the Formal Garden. Pack a picnic and bring your friends for a lively evening. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the performance begins at 6:30 p.m. In the event of rain, this program will be held indoors. Funding provided in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and private funders. [post_title] => TGIF Performance with Mixtapes and Pitches with Attitude [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => tgif-performance-with-mixtapes-and-pitches-with-attitude [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-09-30 16:49:54 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-09-30 20:49:54 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => -1 [post_type] => tribe_events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 6261 [post_author] => 12 [post_date] => 2022-08-18 08:05:13 [post_date_gmt] => 2022-08-18 12:05:13 [post_content] => Karina Corrigan brings her expertise to this talk on the collecting of Asian export art (art made in China, Japan, and South Asia for export around the world) by Doris Duke, her parents, and others in the 19th and 20th centuries. Her talk will highlight pieces on display in our special exhibition, Inspired by Asia: Highlights from the Duke Family Collection. Karina is the Associate Director – Collections and the H.A. Crosby Forbes Curator of Asian Export Art at the Peabody Essex Museum. As Associate Director – Collections, she is responsible for spearheading research on PEM’s rich and storied collection, enhancing access to the collection through increased documentation, digitization, and display, and building the collection through new acquisitions. In her curatorial practice, she oversees the largest, most comprehensive public collection of cross-cultural art from China, Japan, and South Asia.  Corrigan received a 2020 Award of Excellence from the Association of Art Museum Curators for her work on PEM’s Sean M. Healey Family Gallery of Asian Export Art. She has organized ten changing exhibitions drawn from PEM’s notable collections including Asia in Amsterdam: The Culture of Luxury in the Golden Age, co-organized with the Rijksmuseum and most recently, Power and Perspective: Early Photography in China, on display at PEM from September 24, 2022 to April 2, 2023. Corrigan received a BA in Art History and Medieval Renaissance Studies from Wellesley College, an MS in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA from the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture. [post_title] => Asian Export Art: A Discussion with Karina Corrigan [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => asian-exports-art-discussion-with-karina-corrigan [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-09-23 11:08:35 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-09-23 15:08:35 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => -1 [post_type] => tribe_events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 6278 [post_author] => 12 [post_date] => 2022-08-29 10:41:13 [post_date_gmt] => 2022-08-29 14:41:13 [post_content] => Roam around the house and grounds of Rough Point Museum during this special after-hours event! On the last Saturday of every month, explore the house of an unconventional heiress, then stroll the gardens and take in the seascape outside. Complete a different family-friendly craft or activity each month—this October, grab your Halloween costume and see Rough Point at its spookiest. Tickets are free for Newport County residents. Free transportation will be provided from the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center and Edward King House in Newport; advance sign-ups for the shuttle required. For more information on free transportation, please click here or contact [post_title] => Spooky Roam Around Rough Point [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => spooky-roam-around-rough-point-2 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-09-28 16:08:36 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-09-28 20:08:36 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => -1 [post_type] => tribe_events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )
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