NRF promotes and invests in the architectural heritage of the Newport community, the traditional building trades, and Doris Duke’s fine and decorative arts collections, for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of all.
As a leader in the preservation of early American architecture, NRF supports research and education in areas directly related to its collections and issues of critical concern to the field of historic preservation.
Visit Doris Duke’s art-filled mansion and enjoy panoramic ocean views from the extensive grounds. Open late March to November.
The Vernon House is a site for expansive story-telling, contemporary dialogue, and preservation trades skill-building.
Opening July 1, 2023: NRF and Art&Newport are excited to present a group artists exhibition on cards and card playing: Games, Gamblers & Cartomancers: The New Cardsharps
Newport Restoration Foundation holds one of the largest collections of period architecture owned by a single organization anywhere in the United States.
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IN THE WAVES by Melissa McGill is an admission-free public art project at Rough Point, curated by Dodie Kazanjian. Presented by Art&Newport with Newport Restoration Foundation’s Keeping History Above Water Initiative, it aims to raise awareness of sea level rise and is being created with an ensemble of local community members.
On Tuesday, August 24, spend the evening with IN THE WAVES artist Melissa McGill and guests – including Sandra Whitehouse, Ph.D., President of Ocean Works, LLC; Elizabeth Rush, the author of Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore; and Lorén M. Spears, Executive Director of the Tomaquag Museum – for a conversation about how artists and other subject-matter experts tackle the challenge of communicating the issues surrounding climate change and sea level rise to their communities. Admission to this event is free to the public. Advance registration is required.
This program is made possible through generous funding from the EJMP Fund for Philanthropy and BankNewport.