Cozy up inside these unique galleries for a close look at brand new, one-of-a-kind exhibits throughout Newport this winter. From a collection of satirical illustrations with Gilded Age fashion pieces to tongue in cheek recreations of famous known works, this season's exhibits are sure to enlighten and inspire you. 

 

SCHOOL'S OUT EXHIBITION

Dates: Wednesday - Saturday through February 24, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Jamestown Arts Center

School’s Out continues Jamestown Arts Center’s tradition of hosting a Community Outreach Exhibition. Five regional, award-winning, after-school art programs have been invited to exhibit work created by their participants. This invitational show asks each organization to choose artwork from their own community programs that highlight the extraordinary work that is created but, seldom seen outside their own venues.

 

LAST CHANCE! PIERRE CARDIN: 70 YEARS OF INNOVATION

Dates: Daily through February 24, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Rosecliff Mansion

The Pierre Cardin exhibition celebrates the talent and vision of one of the world's most recognized and successful fashion designers. Featuring 42 original designs from his private archives, the exhibition represents M. Cardin's prolific career from the 1950s through 2016.  A creative visionary with tremendous ingenuity, his designs have been worn by some of the most glamorous and influential women in the world, including Jackie Kennedy, Brigitte Bardot, Charlotte Rampling and Jeanne Moreau.

 

 

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27TH ANNUAL FAKES & FORGERIES

Dates: Daily through February 28, 2018
Time: 12:00 - 5:00 PM
Where: Spring Bull Gallery

From its conception 27 years ago, artists have been invited to submit serious "copies" or tongue-in-cheek humorous interpretation of known art work in two and three dimensional form. The February exhibit has grown to be a much anticipated area event for both artists and the art appreciators. The artists study and learn techniques used by the old and modern masters while the public has a chance to enjoy and own an “almost masterpiece” without traveling too far.

 

IRISH EYES: AN ARTISTIC CELEBRATION OF IRISH HERITAGE

Dates: Daily March 3 - April 3, 2018
Time: 12:00 - 5:00 PM
Where: Spring Bull Gallery

A Ceilidh will be held on March 3 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM as the opening event to which the public is invited. Through landscapes, quaint cottages, castles, the pounding surf of the Irish Sea and the hues of the lush vegetation Ireland will be depicted on the walls of Spring Bull Gallery by artists.  So even if you are not Irish, you are invited in for a wee bit of fun and to enjoy the incredible sites of Ireland without leaving home. 

 

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CON/TEXTILE/IZED

Dates: Wednesday - Saturday, March 9 - April 28, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Jamestown Arts Center

Con/textile/ized presents artist working with textiles and surface design in unique ways as a vehicle to connect intimately with the audience. This show will take the viewer through a transition starting with functional textile work inspired by visual art. Next it will move you to fabric work that references wearable and usable textiles. All culminating with fine art work using fiber and surface as a jumping off point for its visual and conceptual expression.

 

DOMESTIC AFFAIRS: DOMESTICITY, IDENTITY AND THE HOME

Dates: Daily through May 6, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
WhereNewport Art Museum

This exhibition showcases the work of contemporary artists exploring issues of domesticity and identity. Focusing on the exteriors of homes, domestic objects, and the domestic interior and its inhabitants, the artists in this exhibition portray domestic realms that are real and imagined to explore contemporary attitudes toward domestic life. 

 

 
LISSA RIVERA: BEAUTIFUL BOY

Dates: Daily through May 20, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
WhereNewport Art Museum

For her ongoing series “Beautiful Boy,” Lissa Rivera photographs her domestic partner. The project began as a conversation on subway between Rivera and her male friend who shared with her that he wore women’s clothing in college but after graduation, “struggled to navigate a world that seemed both newly accepting and yet inherently reviling of male displays of femininity.” Believing that photography could create a space to experiment, Rivera began photographing her friend and over time he became both her muse and romantic partner.

 

 

 

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