Cozy up in a number of our inviting galleries this fall featuring brand new, one-of-a-kind exhibits. 


Lynch Revisited

As a formidable advocate for contemporary arts, Virginia Lynch brought her vision and passion to her prestigious Tiverton Four Corners gallery. GALLERY4 presents a gathering of 19 artists from the 20 plus years of this venerable institution. 

Dates: Through October 29, 2017
Where: Gallery 4


Leap Into Fall

Join Anchor Bend Glassworks for their annual unveiling of limited edition pumpkins and one-of-a-kind pieces for Halloween. 

Dates: September 1 - November 23, 2017 
Where: Anchor Bend Glassworks


All Hands on Deck

Narragansett Bay is one of the country’s great waterways with its busy harbors, and its tradition of fishing boats and pleasure craft of all shapes and sizes. Eleven accomplished artists, working in marine painting genre, will present their unique perspective of this treasure and its watercraft –  from the trawler, the racer to the day sailor, working and playing on the bay. 

Dates: September 2, 2017 - October 4, 2017
Where: Spring Bull Gallery


be of love and other stories

Be of Love showcases paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, and sculptures by international, national, and regional artists. Organized as a thematic show, this exhibition touches on some major trends and movements in contemporary art including Pop Art and Minimalism and their legacies, art and social protest, feminism, geometric abstraction, explorations of landscape in various media, and depictions of the figure. 

Dates: September 9, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Where: Newport Art Museum


In Crescita

A collection of recent and new works in collaborative dialogue by Natasha Harrison and Maggie Nowinski. Showing together again for the first time in a decade, these artists and colleagues have come together after observing a confluence of refrains with relation to their current studio explorations. These parallels are evidenced in the forms, imagery and conceptual terrain in their current works. Informed by botanical, biological, microscopic and overarching patterns in living systems and bodies, Harrison and Nowinski come together with their material languages. Included in the conversation will be works in glass, paper, drawings, moss, collage, sculpture, sound, printmaking, pollen, flowers, other mixed medias and wall installation.

Dates: September 14, 2017 - October 21, 2017 
Where: Jamestown Art Center


Pictures & Windows

The Paintings of Christopher W. Benson from 1975 to 2017

This exhibition illustrates the evolution of Benson’s style over the course of his forty year career as a painter. Raised in Newport and Providence, Benson emerged from a family of artists and forged his own artistic path through teachers, art historical figures, friends, and his own intuition. Along the way, he found himself in Brooklyn, Cornwall, Newport, Berkeley, Tiverton, and Santa Fe, all of which stimulated the exploration of new content, styles, and ideas. As a representational painter, Benson absorbed various influences but nevertheless created something altogether new. Familiar and yet innovative, Benson’s paintings are quintessentially American, hovering in a territory somewhere between the salt-of- the-Earth realism of earlier New England coastal painters like Winslow Homer and George Bellows and the vibrancy of Bay Area Figuration. 

Dates: September 29, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Where: Newport Art Museum


Illuminating the Past

Using the medium of watercolor, Tom W. Freeman specialized in naval and maritime themes. Researching deeply in written and visual sources, Freeman’s strict adherence to the historical record led to images of great accuracy. He was the first artist in residence for the U.S. Naval Institute as well as the artist in residence for the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration from 2013 until his passing in 2015. Freeman’s art hangs not only in many museums but also in The White House, the USS Arizona Memorial, the Vatican, and the Royal Palace of Bahrain.

Dates: Through February 27, 2017
Where: Naval War College Museum, 686 Cushing Road, Newport