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The Newport Art Museum at 100

Women were at the center of the founding of the Newport Art Museum.
Creativity by the Sea
By GREG COOK  |  December 14, 2012

William Trost Richards at the Newport Art Museum

Call it poor timing. The 19th-century seascape painter William Trost Richards is one of the granddaddies of Rhode Island art, but in the wide world of art he remains obscure.
‘Paradise’ found
By GREG COOK  |  August 24, 2012

A British invasion and the local hall of fame

The art season follows the school year.
Autumn offerings
By GREG COOK  |  September 16, 2011

Emily Klass at Craftland; China Blue at Newport Art Museum

The main motif of Emily Klass's pen and black ink drawings is circles.
Interpreting patterns
By GREG COOK  |  August 12, 2011

Review: Tom Wolfe at The NMAI and Trent Burleson at the NAM

Tom Wolfe is famous for authoring the nonfiction books The Right Stuff and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test , as well as the novel The Bonfire of the Vanities . And for wearing white suits, sometimes with matching homburg hat and gloves.
Newport views
By GREG COOK  |  July 15, 2011

Review: ''Remember the Ladies'' at the Newport Art Museum

Rhode Island is one of the preeminent places for art-making in America, thanks in great part to the Rhode Island School of Design, but what would it be without its pioneering women?
Women's work
By GREG COOK  |  July 08, 2011


Louise Marianetti at Bert Gallery; plus, Brian Knep at RISD

The starched woman in Louise Marianetti's 1942 painting holds a copy of the libretto to Verdi's Aida . Her blonde ringlets are decorated with flowers, a pair of blue birds, and a veil. But what sticks with you how she stares with her eerie blue eyes.
Into the mystic
By GREG COOK  |  February 04, 2011
"Andy Warhol: Is it Art or is it Hype?" discussion at Newport Art Museum

"Andy Warhol: Is it Art or is it Hype?" discussion at Newport Art Museum

Photo: ANDREW H. WALKER/GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA From his Pittsburgh roots to his New York superstardom, Andy Warhol has become one of art's most fascinating...
By webteam  |  January 11, 2011
"William Klenk: Collage Paintings" at the Newport Art Museum

"William Klenk: Collage Paintings" at the Newport Art Museum

Ice cream cones, cherubs, eagles, snakes - can you connect the dots between them? Time spent at the "William Klenk: Collage Paintings" show might help....
By webteam  |  January 04, 2011

Slideshow: 'Networks 2009-2010' Exhibit at the Newport Art Museum

Local Providence artists collaborate for the 'NetWorks 2009-2010' exhibit at the Newport Art Museum through January 17, 2010.
NetWorks 2009-2010 | Newport Art Museum | Through January 17
By NEWPORT ART MUSEUM  |  November 26, 2010

Review: 'Networks 2009-2010' at the Newport Art Museum

In art communities like Providence, local institutions often ignore their town's history. Which can convey the message that little art made here ever mattered. And the corollary: Little made here ever will matter. Which is, of course, silly in the town
A 'community of makers'
By GREG COOK  |  November 26, 2010

Kim Salerno at the Newport Art Museum

Kim Salerno at the Newport Art Museum

Kim Salerno's sizable paper collages create little worlds that viewers can enter, examine, and enjoy. A recent New Haven show found her "submerging" the audience...
By webteam  |  November 22, 2010
"The Abstract in Realism" exhibit at the Newport Art Museum

"The Abstract in Realism" exhibit at the Newport Art Museum

It's happened to many of us, I bet. We glance at something around us, perhaps something we see on a regular basis, and it suddenly...
By webteam  |  September 07, 2010

Cultural studies(1)

Jason Evans's bread and butter is commercial sports photography, shooting the likes of Tiger Woods, Alex Rodriguez, and tennis stars Roger Federer, Venus Williams, and Lindsay Davenport.
'Surf Island' and 'The Japan Craze' at Newport Art Museum
By GREG COOK  |  August 13, 2010

Art in the air conditioning

From Picasso to William "Shrek" Steig's cartoons, and surfer photos to a Twilight Zone toy store, New England offers art worth traveling to this summer. Here we round up the best in the region, no matter the weather or your artistic inclinations.
Local museums keep you cool — and the art's pretty good, too
By GREG COOK  |  June 18, 2010
"Surf Island: A Ride With Newport's Surf Community"

"Surf Island: A Ride With Newport's Surf Community"

Jason Evans has skills when it comes to capturing bodies in action. The photographer has made portraits of baseball pitchers curled to throw heat from...
By webteam  |  June 01, 2010

William Heydt's “Newportant People” at the Newport Art Museum

William Heydt's “Newportant People” at the Newport Art Museum

Fishmarkets ferryboats, bistros, bakeries, and the parking lot in front of Dunkin’ Donuts. A vibrancy and sense of place bounds from the images of William...
By webteam  |  January 05, 2010

2009: Worth another look

The lousy economy hit home this year as Stairwell Gallery in Providence and Yes Gallery in Warren closed their doors.
The gallery highlights of 2009
By GREG COOK  |  December 25, 2009

In focus

Photography has been New England’s greatest contribution to art of the past century.
‘Focus on Four’ is a sharp sampler
By GREG COOK  |  October 30, 2009

Providence Fall Preview Listings 2009

A page of listings for local music, theater, art, festivals and more this fall.
Music, theater, art, festivals and more in the coming months
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 18, 2009

Take a look

A year ago the future looked bright as the RISD Museum debuted its shiny new Chace Center.
New spaces and fresh faces
By GREG COOK  |  September 18, 2009

Wet Paint

Wet Paint

How recent is "recent"? The Newport Art Museum's Wet Paint fundraiser has artists turning over their canvases in a matter of hours. Yesterday morning the...
By webteam  |  August 12, 2009
roelle list


Every artist aims to develop a trademark look. Most carve out an individual style within the usual tried and true playing field — a certain way with paint, a certain slant to their photos — but C.W. Roelle has accomplished the rare feat of staking out
C.W. Roelle explores three dimensions at AS220's Project Space
By GREG COOK  |  July 17, 2009

We could be heroes . . .

With all due respect to David Bowie's lyrics — and certainly to all the men and women in the military at all levels — the concept of "hero" as it pertains to the media's use of the term has sadly become overblown.
Superlative sobriquet overused as blanket term for all military members
By PHILLIPPE AND JORGE  |  February 11, 2009


In 2004, AS220's StinkTank put out a paper titled "Compost and the Arts."
"NetWorks 2008" at AS220, 5 Traverse, and the NAM
By GREG COOK  |  December 16, 2008

Autumn views

The big news of Providence’s fall arts season is the completion of the RISD Museum’s Chace Center, which offers new exhibition, educa-tion, retail, and administrative space.
New spaces and fresh faces
By GREG COOK  |  September 10, 2008


Worth seeing

Three exhibitions will catch your attention at the RISD Museum.
Heroes, fakes, abstracts, and figures
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 19, 2007

Shore lines

This is the Ocean State, after all, with some 400 miles of shoreline, so it’s only natural that Rhode Island artists have also been attracted to the coast of Maine.
A study of two states at the Newport Art Museum
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 17, 2007

Cultural studies

Two photographers currently showing their work couldn't be more dissimilar in their subject matter, yet they share the skill of perceptive social observation.
Nan Goldin and Anna Palakunnathu Matthew
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 08, 2006

Harrah’s hummer

Hey, hats off to the dignity of the Rhode Island Constitution.
Changing the state Constitution for a no-bid deal is so RI
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  June 09, 2006