2007-11-21 / News

Art movement studied at museum

A forum exploring aspects of American Barbizon painting will be held at the Newport Art Museum on Nov. 28, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Barbizon was a controversial 19th century shift in artistic philosophy and style. The forum, "Rhode Island in the Barbizon Mood," coincides with the museum's new exhibition, "Barbizon to Impressionism: Rhode Island Painters of the Late 19th Century," on view through Jan. 27, 2008. Speakers include Newport Art Museum Curator Nancy Whipple Grinnell, Dr. James L. Yarnall, associate professor at Salve Regina University, and James Montford. This event is free with admission to the museum.

The Newport Art Museum is at 76 Bellevue Ave., across from Touro Park. Admission is $6 for adults; $5 for seniors; $4 for military and students. Museum members and children under 5 are no charge. Admission is by donation Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Hours are, daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Call 848-8200.

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