Dec 5, 2008 – Jan 8, 2009
Reception: Dec 11
An art exhibition curated by students from three Newport County
high schools opens at the Newport Art Museum on December 5 and runs through
January 8 in the Museum’s Griswold House at 76 Bellevue Avenue in Newport.
The show features work by current students and alumni of Rogers High School,
The Met School and Portsmouth High School and is the culminating project for
young people enrolled in MUSE, the Museum’s innovative museum studies
program. The Museum hosts an opening reception for the MUSE show on
Thursday, December 11, 5-8pm. This free public event is part of Newport
Launched in 2005, MUSE introduces students from Aquidneck Island public high
schools to careers in museum management and historic preservation. The
program promises hands-on experiences led by managerial, curatorial,
library, marketing, education and archival staff representing a variety of
cultural organizations. The Newport Art Museum recently received a $134,000
“Museums for America” grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library
Services (IMLS) to continue and expand the MUSE program.
About IMLS: The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary
source of federal support for the nation’s 122,000 libraries and 17,500
museums. The Institute’s mission is to create strong libraries and museums
that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the
national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to
sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation;
and support professional development. To learn more about the Institute,
please visit www.imls.gov < http://www.imls.gov/> .
About the Newport Art Museum: The Newport Art Museum’s collections and
exhibitions focus on the visual artists of Newport and southeastern New
England, reflecting both the rich heritage of the past and the lively art
scene of the present. The Museum also offers art classes and camps,
concerts, talks, trips, and special events throughout the year. The Newport
Art Museum is fully accredited by the American Association of Museums and
receives support from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. To learn
more visit www.NewportArtMuseum.org < http://www.newportartmuseum.org/> orcall (401) 848-8200.