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Visit Doris Duke’s art-filled mansion and enjoy panoramic ocean views from the extensive grounds. Open late March to November.
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David Webb archivists Dianne Batista and Levi Higgs will explore the intersecting interests of David Webb and Doris Duke in this special tour of Designing for Doris: David Webb Jewelry and Newport’s Architectural Gems. The tour will touch on the curatorial process and the commitment to beauty and design that drew two creative minds together.
An open house, open to all, will take place from 5:00-7:00, and light refreshments will be served. PLEASE NOTE: the 4:30, 5:30, and 6:30 tours are currently at capacity, but the exhibition galleries will be open for roaming throughout the open house.