"In Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours." -- Mark Twain

No matter the weather here in the City by the Sea, our destination is brimming with plenty to do this month. From April Fool's nature hikes to comedy series and cooking classes, your calendar is sure to be filled to the max. This month brings the return of Newport's Daffodil Days Festival with myriad events throughout town like a doggie parade, private garden tours, bike rides and more. Can't get enough of those yellow blooms? Head over the bridge to Bristol for Gateway to Spring at Blithewold Mansion, where more than 50,000 daffodils blanket the 33 acre estate for dreamy wanderlusting.

Once you've built up an appetite, savor enticing meals from 51 Newport Restaurant Week participating restaurants offering $16 three course lunches and $35 three course dinners. Later in the month, food trucks return to residence inn for a unique twist of varying cuisines. 

 

Our picks for the month below.

 

APRIL 1

NEWPORT RESTAURANT WEEK

Where: Throughout Newport
Price: $16 three-course lunches, $35 three-course dinners
Details: Prepare your taste buds for mouthwatering menus this season with 3 course prix-fixe lunches and dinners at over 55 participating restaurants throughout Bristol and Newport County; experience culinary walking tours, chef demos, affordable palate-pleasing lodging packages, special themed events and more. Presented by Discover Newport.

 
APRIL FOOLS BARREL OF LAUGHS COMEDY SERIES

When: 8:00 - 10:00 PM
WhereNewport Vineyards
Admission: $25 per person
Details: Head to Newport Vineyards for an evening of wine and a barrel of laughs as host and comedian Jeremy Furtado welcomes comedians from around the region and headliner Greg Stone.

 

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APRIL FOOL'S NATURE PROGRAM

When: 1:30 - 2:30 PM
Where: Norman Bird Sanctuary
Admission: $8 Members / $10 Non-members
Details: Does a milk snake really drink milk? Do skunks love skunk cabbage? Join an NBS naturalist for this special guided hike and animal presentation to learn about nature’s pranksters and how to separate fact from foolish fiction.

 

NEWPORT NIGHT RUN

When: 7:30 AM
Where: Through Newport
AdmissionDetails
Details: The 5k serves not only as a community wide opportunity to get moving, but also as a fundraiser for the Newport Public Education Foundation. NPEF is an independent, non-profit whose mission is to improve the performance of Newport public school children by enhancing their educational opportunities and by building broad-based community support for quality public education. 

 

APRIL 2

EASTER BUNNY TEA AND EASTER EGG HUNT

When: 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
WhereBlithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
Admission: $32 adult, $25 children
Details: Egg Hunt starts at 1:00 PM; Seatings at 11:00 AM and 1:15 PM (following Egg Hunt). Bring the entire family to enjoy a special Easter Bunny Tea and Easter Egg Hunt at beautiful Blithewold Mansion. Enjoy delicious treats, finger sandwiches, tea, and hot cocoa. There is no better place to hunt for eggs than Blithewold’s expansive Great Lawn! Children will also have the opportunity to meet and take a professional photo with the Easter Bunny to remember this special day.

 

JAZZ PIANO SUNDAY BRUNCH

When: 12:30 - 3:30 PM; Recurring every Sunday
Where: Clarke Cooke House
Details: Bobby Ferreira performs solo on Sundays at the Clarke Cooke House on Newport's Bannister's Wharf.

 

SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH

When: 12:00 - 3:00 PM; Recurring every Sunday through June 11.
Where: Fifth Element
Details: Join The Fifth Element casual-hip dining hangout populated by locals, destination diners and tourists alike for their weekly Jazz Brunch series. 

 

BAKING WORKSHOP: NEW YORK STYLE BAGELS & FLAVORED CREAM CHEESES

When: 2:30 - 5:30 PM
Where: Newport Cooks Kitchen
Admission: $65 per person
Details: In this 3- hour workshop Bill the Baker will share the secrets to making delicious chewy New York Style Bagels. You'll work with cinnamon raisin bagel dough and plain bagel dough that can be made into either sesame or poppy seed bagels. While your bagels are in the oven, Bill will demonstrate how to create three different cream cheese spreads. This is a great class for children as well as adults.

 

 

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APRIL 4

NEWPORTFILM SCREENING: THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES

When: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: Casino Theatre
Admission: $12
Details: 7:00 PM Film screening, followed by conversation with Dave Polatty (Associate Professor & Director of Civilian-Military Humanitarian Response Program at the U.S. Naval War College) & Sophie Robinson (The Age of Consequences Executive Producer & Director of Outreach). More about the film

 

 

APRIL 5

CULTURAL CONNECTIONS LECTURE

When: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
WhereRosecliff
Admission: Free
Details: From the Cultural Connections Series, a round of monthly, informal presentations by the directors of some of Newport Preservation Society's sister organizations in Rhode Island. Each director will explore the history of their organization and highlight some of their important events and programs. Admission is free, but seating is limited and advance registration is required. 

 

HIGH TUNNEL PRESENTATION

When: 5:30 - 7:00 PM
WhereNorman Bird Sanctuary
Admission: Free
Details: Visit the farms of local growers and learn about extending your growing season with a high tunnel. You’ll learn about federal funding opportunities, how conservation can benefit your land or business, and where you can go for help with applying for federal programs.

 

APRIL 6

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE TWELFTH NIGHT

When: 2:00 PM
WhereJane Pickens Theater
Details: A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love. The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia's upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.

 

 

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PARTY WITH TEAM POUR JUDGEMENT

When: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
WhereOceanCliff
Admission: $40
Details: Join us for our first fundraiser on Thursday, April 6, 2017 for Bikes and Beers Across America, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM at OceanCliff Hotel and Resort. All are invited to join Team Pour Judgement for the sweet jams of Los Duderinos, cool auction items, delicious snacks and a cash bar. BBAM founder, Hank Whitin, will be there to chat about his upcoming adventure, and will be joined by Lauren Bardsley of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased here or at the door. The night's proceeds will go toward funding the basic necessities of the team's trek across the country.

 

RACE: THE POWER OF AN ILLUSION

When: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
WhereLinden Place
Admission: Free
Details: Is race in our genes, or just in our heads? Where did the idea of race come from? Why is it so hard to talk about race? What if it was suddenly revealed that the most basic assumptions about race — for instance, that the world's people can be divided biologically along racial lines — were false? A three-part PBS documentary series, Race: The Power of an Illusion, asserts that race has nothing to do with biology. Instead, the series features scientists and experts who believe the notion of race is a construct based on history, laws and social custom. 

 

TASTE OF OAXACA DINNER

When: 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Where: Diego's Bodega
Admission: $75
Details: A behind-the-scenes event in the Diego's Bodega Kitchen. Chef Scott and his team will prepare, serve and talk about a four course dinner inspired by Oaxacan Cuisine featuring Oaxacan Moles. This dinner will also be paired with Cocktails that you will learn to prepare, pair with food and of course taste.

 

THE ROLE OF THE GERMANIA MUSICAL SOCIETY DURING NEWPORT'S HOTEL PERIOD

When: 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Where: Old Colony House
Admission: Admission by donation. Suggested Donation $10, $25, $50+
Details: Newport String Project will present a unique collaboration with the Newport Historical Society and Dr. Brian Knoth, illuminating the story of the Germania Musical Society and its role during Newport’s Hotel Period (approximately 1840-1865).

Described by some scholars as the “first professional orchestra” in the US, the Germania Musical Society toured nationally with the most celebrated virtuosi of the era and played a particularly vibrant role in the cultural landscape of Newport, where they resided each summer of their existence as a touring ensemble.

 

APRIL 7

ALLYSEN CALLERY FOLK CONCERT

When: 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Where: Linden Place
Admission: $20 for general admission, $15 for Linden Place members, free for Colt Circle members
Details: Self-taught Rhode Island singer-songwriter Allysen Callery will be joining Linden Place for an entertaining night of folk music inspired by the sounds of the 1960s and 70s. Callery will be performing in the Linden Place Mansion parlors.

 

APRIL 9

SCREENING: A HERO OF OUR TIME

When: 12:55 PM
Where: Jane Pickens Theater
Details: The Bolshoi Ballet presented in HD. Pechorin, a young officer, embarks on a journey across the majestic mountains of the Caucasus, on a path set by his passionate encounters. Disillusioned and careless, he inflicts pain upon himself and the women around him…

 

MEET YOUR MAKER

When: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Hope & Main
Admission: Free
Details: The nonprofit food incubator Hope & Main announces its lineup of monthly indoor specialty food markets where the community can eat, drink and shop local in a lively, food-centric marketplace showcasing dozens of local companies crafting specialty food products, prepared foods and handcrafted beverages. Taste and tour through Hope & Main’s facility, catch cooking demonstrations throughout the day, enjoy live music and enter to win door prizes like holiday gift baskets, cooking classes, and more. 

 

 

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WINE TASTING AT THE CHANLER

When: 1:00  - 4:00 PM
Where: The Chanler at Cliff Walk
Admission: $175 per person
Details: Wine and an ocean view (notedly two of our favorite things) come together this season as wine tastings return to The Spiced Pear at The Chanler, named America's Most Romantic Hotel by Conde Nast Traveler. From learning the basics of food and wine pairings to exploring the flavors of one of Napa's oldest wineries, the series will invoke your love of wine in a beautiful setting. Discover a hidden expertise on New England wine and spirits or strengthen the knowledge you already have.

 

APRIL 12

RED'S FOOD TRUCK

When: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Residence Inn by Marriott
Details: Red's sources all of their ingredients from local farms and purveyors to craft an eclectic selection of gourmet street fare. Their sandwiches, salads and sides reflect the best flavors of European and Pan-Mediterranean cuisine. Stop in the Residence Inn Beer & Wine Bar and purchase a craft beer or glass of wine to make your meal complete. Guest and Public Welcome!

 

SCI SPEAKER SERIES: FLOODING AND SEA RISE IN OUR BACKYARDS

When: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Where: Seamen's Church Institute 
Details: Join us at SCI on April 12th for a lecture on “Flooding and Sea Rise on our Backyards: The next resiliency steps for Newport and Rhode Island.” presented by Representative Lauren Carson. This event is part of SCI's ongoing Monthly Speaker Series. It will take place at 7pm in the Mariners' Lounge of the Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, Newport. It will be open to the public without charge, though a suggested donation of $10 will help defray costs and fund the Institute’s outreach programs. 
 

 

APRIL 13

ART AFTER DARK

When: 5:00 - 10:00 PM
Where: Newport Art Museum
Admission: $10 suggested donation
Details: The Newport Art Museum's sparkling late night gathering, Art After Dark, is held on the second Thursday of each month and features artful programs, talks, gallery games, music, drinks and inspired conversation. Each Art After Dark is unique and full of new adventures. Admission is free for Members. ($10 suggested donation for non-members)

 

 

APRIL 15

28TH ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT AND BRUNCH

When: 10:00 AM
Where: Rosecliff
Details: Join the Easter Bunny to share lots of eggs, candy, prizes and scrumptious seated brunch for everyone in the family. Space is limited and reservations are required. Rosecliff, Newport. Rain or Shine.

 

4TH ANNUAL NEWPORT DAFFODIL DAYS FESTIVAL

When: Recurring daily through April 23, 2017
Where: Throughout Newport
Details: Step into spring and join the doggie parade, see what’s behind themed storefront window displays and wear your daffiest hats. Enjoy the Daffy Bike Ride, Waltz of the Flowers, photo completion and more. Bowen’s and Bannister’s Wharves, Newport.

 

DAFFODIL DAYS KICK-OFF CEREMONY

When: 2:00 PM
Where: Bannister's Wharf
Admission: Free
Details: Watch as the official daffodil ribbon is cut and the muskets fired as the Festival begins to bloom. Family fun, games, live music, a daffy conga line and the crowning of the Daffodil King and Queen. Daffy Deals and store specials for all those wearing the Daffy Pin. 

 

HISTORIC CEMETERY DAY IN NEWPORT

When: 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Where: Common Burying Grounds
Admission: Free
Details: Common Burying Ground Open House and self-guided tour. Following the success of last year's recognition of historic cemeteries in the state, Representative Anthony Giarrusso has introduced a bill to declare April 15th Historic Cemetery Restoration/Awareness Day. While events will take place throughout the state, plans for Newport include an Open House from noon to 2:00 PM at the Common Burying Ground located on Farewell and Warner Streets.

 

NEWPORT RHODE RACE

When: 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: Easton's Beach 
Admission: $95 marathon/$65 half marathon/$30 5k
Details: The Marathon will start at 7:30 AM Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Easton’s Beach in Newport, RI. The Half Marathon will start at 8:00 AM from the same location.  The 5k will follow at 8:15 AM – all from the same beautiful seaside start. The marathon course is USATF certified and is a Boston Marathon Qualifier. 

 

 

APRIL 19

APRIL BREAK COOKING & BAKING MINI-CAMP

When: April 19 - April 21, 2017
Where: Newport Cooks Kitchen
Admission: $60 per person
Details: In this 3-day morning mini camp we’ll prepare an imaginative menu each day! We’ll use fresh ingredients and encourage students to push their creativity in the Kitchen. We’ll taste everything we make in class and everyone will leave having enjoyed an early lunch! We’ll practice knife skills, kitchen safety, cleanliness and healthy eating habits throughout the three days.

 

 

APRIL 20

PELL DOCUMENTARY

When: 7:00 PM
Where: Jamestown Arts Center
Admission: $10
Details: As part of the Jamestown Arts Center's Third Thursday Film Programming, we will be screening Pell, a documentary on Rhode Island U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell.

 

APRIL 21

CHARLIE & THE BUCKET TRUCK CHILDREN'S EVENT

When: 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Where: Miantonomi Memorial Park
Admission: Free
Details: Kids, come and meet Charlie Ridolph, Newport’s very own City Forester and his bucket truck! Tree climbing demo, bucket truck photos, a kids tree walk, giveaways from National Grid and more.

 

DAFFODILS AT DUSK

When: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Blithewold Mansions, Gardens & Arboretum
Admission: Members, free; Adult non-member, $14; Youth non-member, $5; Family non-member, $28; Military & Student, $10.
Details: Join Blithewold  “after hours” for an evening filled with live jazz,  a complimentary cocktail or lemonade, and the opportunity to explore Blithewold’s enchanting spring gardens at dusk. An outdoor scavenger hunt will be available for children and those who are still kids at heart.

 

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FIRESIDE LIVE MUSIC FRIDAY: GRAYSON TY

When: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Newport Vineyards
Admission: $15 per person
Details: Join Newport Vineyards for an extended evening of wine tasting. Set in the Meadow Room overlooking the cafe lawn firepits, enjoy live music from Grayson Ty while you sip and savor. Enjoy wine tastings, as well as wine, beer and sangria from the Vineyard Cafe bar and light nosh from their Wine-d Down menu.

 

FIRST LIGHT NIGHT

When: 6:00 - 9:30 PM
Where: The Elks Lodge
Admission: Free
Details: The first night of the annual Lighting of the Trees and opening night of the Art of the Arbor art exhibit curated by Newport Art House. Cash bar, music, food carts and more.

 

APRIL 22

EARTH DAY CLEAN UP & TOUR

When: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Ballard Park
Admission: Free
Details: Friends of Ballard Park is celebrating Earth Day with a clean-up of Newport’s Only Nature Preserve followed by a tour of the park. At 9:00 AM volunteers are invited to give Ballard Park a spring cleaning. Volunteers will pick up litter, paint gates and signs and trim trails. At 11:00 AM, staff will share information about the site’s history and its unique features on a tour which include a vernal pond, quarry meadow and woodland forest as we walk a little over one mile of trail.

 

APRIL 24

SCHOOL OF FISH

When: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Hope & Main Demonstration Kitchen
Admission: $50 per person
Details: At Eating with the Ecosystem’s “School of Fish”, Rhode Island chefs will educate you on different methods for turning a whole fish - straight from the sea - into a marvelous dinner you can share with your family and friends. Learn how to use plentiful local species like scup, herring, whiting, skate, squid, dogfish, whole sea scallops, and sea robin. Held in the demo kitchen (a former school classroom) at Hope & Main, each workshop is also a dinner, complete with wine and good company! Each workshop will feature one fish species, prepared several ways. Come for just one class or attend them all!

 

APRIL 25

LECTURE: MICHAEL DIRR - IN PRAISE OF NOBLE TREE

When: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Jane Pickens Theater
Admission: $30 adults, $15 students (at the door)
Details: In the horticultural world, America's foremost tree expert Dr. Michael Dirr needs no introduction. Author of botanical bibles including The Manual of Woody Plants and Dirr’s Hardy Trees and Shrubs, Dr. Dirr has an infectious enthusiasm for the growing world and has helped shape the development of arboriculture in America. Learn about some of the newest tree cultivars on the market and get inspired to plant!

 

TREE TOUR AT CHEPSTOW MANSION

When: 2:00 PM
Where: Chepstow
Admission: Free
Details: Wander the historic grounds of one of Newport's famous mansions, Chepstow. Join Scott Wheeler, Newport Buildings & Grounds Supervisor and Tree Warden, and Jeffrey Curtis, Director of Gardens and Grounds at the Preservation Society of Newport County for a fascinating tour of Chepstow’s Gilded Age landscape.

 

APRIL 26

THE EDEN OF AMERICA: NEWPORT'S LANDSCAPES THROUGH THE AGES

When: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Ochre Court
Admission: $10 per person
Details: Join award-winning architectural historian John Tschirch as we stroll through four centuries of landscape design and horticulture in one of America’s most historic cities. The preservation of heritage sites of international significance is of foremost interest to Mr. Tschirch. He has lectured widely in the U.S. and abroad on architecture, landscapes and historic cities, from the Attingham Conference in London (2012) to Yale University’s Mellon Center Seminar on 18th Century French Design (2000) and the UNESCO sponsored conference on Architecture and Culture in Buenos Airies (1999).

 

Z FOOD TRUCK

When: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Residence Inn by Marriott
Details: At Z Truck their goal is to provide great tasting food that is also good for you! They want your experience to be satisfying full of flavor and affordable. Salads, wraps and family favorites such as steak with grilled peppers & onions, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, banana peppers and chipotle aioli. Purchase a craft beer or glass of wine in the Residence Inn Bar. Guests and Public welcome.

 

APRIL 27

AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLES PRESENTED BY BOB ANDERSON

When: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: Herreshoff Marine Museum
Admission: $10 for Museum Members, $18 for Non-Members
Details: Applying technology to improve our enjoyment and understanding of the waters we share for recreation and commerce has been a continual theme at Herreshoff Manufacturing and throughout the marine industry for centuries.  And so it continues with a the intersection of modern electronics, automated vehicle controls, GPS-aided navigation, specialized sensors and composite materials that improve our knowledge of the sea. More information.

 

APRIL 28

DAFFODILS AT DUSK

When: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Blithewold Mansions, Gardens & Arboretum
Admission: Members, free; Adult non-member, $14; Youth non-member, $5; Family non-member, $28; Military & Student, $10.
Details: Join Blithewold  “after hours” for an evening filled with live jazz,  a complimentary cocktail or lemonade, and the opportunity to explore Blithewold’s enchanting spring gardens at dusk. An outdoor scavenger hunt will be available for children and those who are still kids at heart.

 

NEWPORT CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

When: 12:00 - 7:00 PM
Where: Great Friends Meeting House
Admission: $35 - $45
Details: The Newport Craft Beer Festival co-sponsored by the Newport Storm Brewery and Pour Judgement Bar & Grille returns for the sixth year! Save the dates for this two-day festival: Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th, 2017. New for 2017 - we’re going #unfiltered! Each brewery will feature some of their cloudiest, haziest, wheatiest and hopped up beers they offer. Unfiltered beer has been widely popular as of late, especially the New England Hazy IPA, and we want our brewers to show off their hazy best!

 

 

ONGOING

 
BLITHEWOLD: GATEWAY TO SPRING

When: Recurring through May 31
WhereBlithewold Mansions, Gardens & Arboretum
Details: Each April, Blithewold opens its gates to welcome visitors as springtime begins. The season unfurls with our well-known daffodil display, covering this 33-acre seaside estate with over 50,000 daffodils that delight visitors for nearly a month.

 

SUNDAY BLOODY FUNDAY

When: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM; Recurring every Sunday
WhereO'Brien's Pub
Admission: $50 per person
Details: Mermaid Masterpieces, the area’s leading paint party organizer has teamed up with Newport’s legendary O’Briens Pub and the fastest growing fashion brand, Lularoe, to offer a series of winter paint party socials. The events will be held on Sundays beginning January 29th from 3pm-6pm through March 5th. Tickets are on sale now via Eventbrite, $50/person and should be purchased in advance. The link to purchase tickets can be found on the event facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/sundaybloodyfunday2017

These unique events include a complimentary Bloody Mary, a pair of Lularoe leggings and a painting which the attendees will create while Becky from Mermaid Masterpieces teaches step by step. The events will also feature tarot card readings a professional photo booth with The Snapshot Stop as well as vendors including local artisans as well as BeautyCounter, Herbalife, India Hicks, Keep Collective, Touchstone by Swarovski, Younique, and many more. Vendors will change weekly.

 

HOUSE SMOKED WING NIGHT

When: 4:00 - 10:00 PM; Recurring every Tuesday
WhereNorey's
Price: $5
Details: $5 wings (1/2 price) with any beer purchase. Chef Tyler Cullen's wings are smoked on site. 

 

COLLECTIVE MARKS: VISIONS

When: 12:00 - 5:00 PM, recurring through April 30
WhereSpring Bull Studio & Gallery
Admission: Free
Details: Collective Marks was formed in early 2014 by ten visual artists from Southeastern MA and RI as an informal critique group. Members include digital artists, painters, print makers, mixed media artists, sculptors, and photographers all gathered together to provide each other with support, encouragement, and a critical eye.

 
LOOKING CLOSELY AT WHAT IS NOT THERE

WhenCheck here for museum hours, through May 17
WhereNewport Art Museum
Admission: $10 adults, members & children under 5 free
Details: Although she began her career in ceramics, Kate Blacklock has explored a variety of media throughout her career. From oil paintings to photographs or scans printed on aluminum to 3-D-printed ceramics, this exhibition showcases several of the artist’s ongoing series.

Threading these series together is the artist’s keen and enduring interest in joining the present and past. Seamlessly integrating new technologies with older art historical traditions, such as Chinese landscape painting and nineteenth-century European porcelain, Blacklock creates something altogether new and contemporary. Whether it is examining aspects of nature or everyday objects, Blacklock carries the viewer to a place where realism, abstraction, and illusion all become one. Based in Providence, Kate Blacklock has exhibited her work in group and solo exhibitions around the country. She received her MFA in ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence where she now teaches.

 

FASHION AND SATIRE: THE DRAWINGS OF ORSON BYRON LOWELL AND CHARLES DANA GIBSON

When: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, through May 7, 2017
WhereRosecliff Mansion
Details: A new loan exhibition opens in the second floor gallery at Rosecliff on Saturday, January 28, 2017.  Fashion and Satire: The Drawings of Orson Byron Lowell and Charles Dana Gibson pairs a collection of satirical illustrations with Gilded Age fashion pieces and accessories. Focusing on the life of “high society” in New York City, the illustrations invite the viewer to understand fashion as a vehicle for representing and interpreting societal ideals in the Gilded Age.