2006-06-08 / News

Art museum takes up golf this summer

The Newport Art Museum explores golf as a popular phenomenon this summer with a new exhibition opening on Saturday, June 10. "The Art of Golf: Gilded Age to Newport Days" will coincide with the U.S. Women's Open Championship in Newport during the last week in June.

This exhibit will showcase the original U.S. Women's Open Championship Cup. "The Art of Golf" runs through Oct.1. The museum will host an opening reception for the show on Thursday, June 22, at 5:30 p.m.

Also on exhibit from June 17 through Oct. 1 at the Newport Art Museum is "The Landscape of Golf," featuring newly commissioned works on the occasion of the restoration of Whitney Warren's Clubhouse, the Newport Country Club. Eight artists have painted both plein air and studio pieces focusing on the newly renovated country club and surrounding golf course. The Newport Art Museum is located at 76 Bellevue Ave., across from Touro Park. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $4 for students. There is no charge museum members and children under 5. Hours are daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

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