Newport Museum of Art


This vibrant city art museum has a permanent collection of around 2600 artworks focusing on American and contemporary art from the 18th century to the present day, but it's better known for its calendar of regularly changing visiting exhibitions and workshops. See the website for current programming.

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4. Trinity Church

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5. Redwood Athenaeum

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