Thames Street, Newport, RI
The Doll Museum is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of antique
dolls from the 18th century to today. Repair, restoration, and appraisal
services are available. The Museum Toy Shop carries antique and collectable
dolls, reference books, and miniatures.
Museum of Anthropology
Tower Street, Bristol, R. I. 02809 (off Route 136)
The Museum houses nearly 100,000 artifacts from the native peoples of
the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Pacific. They are are especially strong
in Native North American materials, including the tribes of the Plains,
Southwest, and Northwest Coast, as well as significant material from Latin
America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. Owned by Brown University and located
on traditional Wampanoag land, the museum offers exhibits, lectures, films,
gallery talks and special events, and summer camps. Program Offerings
Stuart Birthplace and Museum
815 Gilbert Stuart Road, Saunderstown, RI 02874
Gilbert Stuart, born here in 1755, was foremost portraitist of George
Washington. The Gilbert Stuart Museum is an authentically restored and
furnished eighteenth century working man's home, and site of the first
snuff mill in America. Reproductions of his work are displayed.
of Primitive Art and Culture ....................(401)783-5711
1058 Kingstown Road, Peace Dale, RI 02883
South Countys oldest museum was founded in 1892 and occupies a historic,
period Southwest Mission style gallery. Exhibits consider two million
years of world culture
and more. Related outreach programming for
area schools, youth groups, and adults include exhibitions, workshops,
lecture series and events that explore the many complexities of cultures
from around the world. Features craft projects for children, from tribal
chokers to sundials. Programs are FREE with a nominal materials fee.
Art Museum.......................................... (401)848-8200
76 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI 02840
The Newport Art Museum offers classes
for all ages and abilities throughout the year. Areas of study include:
Bookmaking, Calligraphy, Ceramics, Collage, Drawing, Decorative Arts,
Landscape Design, Multi-Media, Painting, Printmaking, and Photography.
They also offer summer
camps for ages 6 through 14.
Museum of Art................................(401)454-6500
224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI
The RISD Museum houses over 80,000 works of art, ranging from ancient
Greek and Roman sculpture to French Impressionist paintings, from Chinese
stone and terracotta sculpture to contemporary art in every medium, including
textiles, ceramics, glass and furniture. The RISD Museum sponsors a variety
of lectures, gallery talks and other events for adults, an array of programs
for teachers, lively activities for families and a full roster of community
programs. Family workshops for children ages 5-12 and their parents on
alternating Sunday afternoons. Workshops relate art that is on exhibit
in the museum to hands-on art techniques. FREE with museum admission.
Also, after-school classes combine art appreciation with art creation
for ages 4-12. Children ages 4-6 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Information
on hours, admission and directions to the museum.
Museum Education and Community Programs
The RISD Museum works with a variety of community partners to develop
programs that bring the Museum to diverse communities of Rhode Island
(and vice versa). Activities like the Weather
Picture and Worlds
of Wonder are participatory learning experiences for children, while
lectures, poetry readings and volunteer opportunites involve adults on
many levels. Special exhibitions and events such as Art
ConText and the Tirocchi
project are designed to showcase a multitude of perspectives on the
role of art in our lives.
Saturdays and Sunday
Family workshops engage adults and children alike and to broaden
their understanding of art and culture. The Museums teachers combine
a passion for art with a keen understanding of the educational process
to help young people of all ages express themselves.
For more information, about Free-for-All Saturdays email Marianne Ruggiero
([email protected]) or call 401 454-6674.
For more information, about Sunday Family Workshop programs for children
and families, call 401 454-6510.
The Museum offers a variety of lectures, gallery talks and other educational
programs for adults. Unless otherwise noted, events take place in the
Museum and are free with admission.
Each year over 15,000 students and 700 teachers enhance their classroom
experiences by visiting the Museum. Tours, classroom materials and workshops
help teachers incorporate into their curricula the collection of masterpieces
from ancient civilizations to contemporary societies and just
about every culture in between.
Resources - Workshops
Museum of Art.............................(401)737-0010
3259 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886
Young artists, teens, and adults learn painting, drawing, and other disciplines
Museum School year round.