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.
Tour Doris Duke’s art-filled mansion and enjoy panoramic ocean views from the extensive grounds, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Open April to November.
Experience the only museum in the world specializing in 18th-century Newport furniture and related decorative arts.
Explore 40 acres of open space, a tribute to the agrarian heritage of Aquidneck Island. The site is open daily from dawn to dusk for public enjoyment.
Newport Restoration Foundation holds one of the largest collections of period architecture owned by a single organization anywhere in the United States.
Celebrate excellence in historic preservation efforts within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
Live amidst history by renting one of our many historic properties.
Help us to continue a lived-in legacy by becoming a Restoration Partner today.
In the Waves, by artist Melissa McGill, is a series of live free public art performances activating the landscape and evoking the urgency of rising sea levels and a rapidly changing climate. The artist invites members of local communities to join the ensemble of this inclusive movement artwork and support the community through a shared meaningful experience about these environmental themes.
Be part of a community ensemble in this work’s creation under the guidance of the artist and Melanie George, producer and dramaturg and Davalois Fearon, choreographer. The project will take place at Rough Point in Newport, Rhode Island presented by Art & Newport, curated by Dodie Kazajian, with Newport Restoration Foundation’s initative Keeping History Above Water. For more about Artist Melissa McGill, click here.
OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS! YOU ARE INVITED!
WE ARE LOOKING FOR A TOTAL OF 100 COLLABORATORS
— ages 15 and older
— no experience necessary
— available for all performance and rehearsal dates
THE PERFORMANCES DATES
August 18 to 21 (Wednesday through Saturday)
August 24 to 28 (Tuesday through Saturday)
Rehearsal dates August 15, 16 and 17 from 1pm- 5pm
$15/hour for both performances and rehearsals.
We’ll also provide snacks and beverages.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
TO SIGN UP
For easy application click here.
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NRF is seeking a Collections Care Technician responsible for the care of and attention to the ongoing preservation and safety of our collections both in storage and on display at Rough Point and Whitehorne House Museums.
It’s hard to imagine an heiress wearing a t-shirt, but you may be surprised to know Doris Duke collected many t-shirts from the places she visited. Paige Bailey, NRF’s curatorial graduate intern for 2021, got up close and personal with some unique items from Doris Duke’s wardrobe this past summer and fall, and shared her experience for the NRF Blog.
Newport Restoration Foundation is excited to be able to continue in-person programs and events at our museums this September