Besides all the mansions on Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island, is the Newport Art Museum that was founded almost 100 years ago, and it's listed as the premier American Stick Style building as a Historic landmark. The Griswold House is also a part of this museum and is currently operating as the gallery, and it's run by the Newport art Association, which is the oldest ongoing association of art in America.
Currently, guests can enjoy a variety of artwork in this Newport Art Museum, such as the following:
- Many of the exhibits are centered on the art of New England and particularly Newport with featured works by George Inness, William Richards, John La Farge, Howard Cushing, Helena Sturtevant and many more.
- Many of the contemporary local artists are also included in the Annual Artists' Studio Gallery throughout the year, so various art work is rotated in this exhibit.
- Numerous pieces from John Griswold's permanent collection of over 100 pieces from the eighteenth century through today have recently been established in this museum.
- Currently the collages of William Klenk, along with the etchings and accordion books of Marian O'Connell are on display for visitors to enjoy.
- Each Wednesday there are great programs for young children at the Griswold House for those aged two through five to enjoy making an easy piece of art.
The Newport Art Museum is well worth the time to spend a day enjoying the wide variety of art from local artists.