Take a step back in time. Visit the authentically restored and furnished 1750 home of the Stuart family and learn about the life of one of America’s best-known portraitists, Gilbert Stuart.

Gilbert Stuart is widely considered to be one of America’s foremost portraitists. The unfinished portrait of George Washington was begun in 1796 and never finished; Stuart retained the portrait and used it to paint over 75 copies which he sold for $100 each.


*Dates, times, and fees are subject to change.

Please check web site or call the museum prior to you visit.

EVENTS  2017

April 23

4.23.2017
01:00 - 04:00
SPRING FAIR / FISH ON THE RUN at the Birthplace

2017 OPENING DAY!

Sunday, April 23, 2017 ~ 1:00 – 4:00pm
Come and join us for our exciting opening day event!

Millstones turning,  herring on the fish ladder,  johnnycakes, and a presentation by our own Gilbert Stuart!
Don’t miss the gristmill in action, the underwater camera, RI Spinning Guild demonstration,
Gyotaku – fish printing , fun activities for all and more!
The Art of Herbert Cross: A Museum Founding Father exhibition in the Gallery.
Are We Up to Snuff? Exhibition in the Studio
Event sponsor: North Kingstown Arts Council
 Event Admission:  Adults (ages 13 and above)  $8.00  children (ages 6-12) $5.00
2017 Museum Members Free
Gilbert Stuart Museum

April 23- May 29, 2017

4.23.2017
10:00 - Last admission 3:00pm
The Art of Herbert Cross: A Gilbert Stuart Museum Founding Father”  Exhibition    April 24 – May 29, 2017
Exhibition in museum gallery.  Open during museum hours with museum admission.
Gilbert Stuart Museum

April 24

4.24.2017
10:00 - Last admission 3:00pm
Museum Opens for the Season April 24 – June 15th Open Thursday – Monday.   Closed Tuesday and Wednesday,  June 16 – August 31: daily (10:00am— last admission 3:00pm), September 1 – October 9: Thursday – Monday (10:00am – last admission 3:00pm)
Gilbert Stuart Museum

May 14 Mother’s Day

5.14.2017
12:30, 1:30, 2:30
Elizabeth Stuart’s Herb Garden  Celebrate Mother’s Day with a visit to the museum and a special presentation in Gilbert Stuart’s mother’s herb garden.  Join us to find out some common and unusual uses of herbs in colonial times.  Herbal themed refreshments will be served.  Herb presentations will be available at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30 with regular admission. 
Gilbert Stuart Museum

June 1 – September 4, 2017

6.1.2017
10:00 - last tour 3:00pm

Pathways: Inland and Coastal Views of  Southern Rhode Island

An Exhibition of original works of art by 19th and early 20th century renowned Rhode Island artists

including works of Edward Bannister, Anna Brewster, Sydney Burleigh, Edmund Darch Lewis, William Trost Richards and more.

Exhibition Hours & Museum hours:

Until June 15: Thursday – Monday (10:00am –  last admission 3:00pm)

June 16 – August 31: daily (10:00am—last admission 3:00pm)

Exhibition is in the museum gallery.  Open during museum hours with museum admission.  Members free.

Gilbert Stuart Museum

  June 2, 2017

6.2.2017
5:00 - 7:00pm
  Pathways Exhibition Opening.

Discover the art of Rhode Island Masters.  Join us for a Preview and Opening Reception of this exhibition.  Open to the public.  Music, Wine, and Cheese.

All are welcome to the
Opening Reception
 Friday, June 2, 2016
 5:00- 7:00 pm
Suggested donation $10
Free admission for Gilbert Stuart Museum members
and exhibition sponsors
Gilbert Stuart Museum

August 4 ~ Keep the Wheels Turning Gala

8.4.2017
5:30-7:30

Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum

cordially invites you to

Keep the Wheels Turning

Spend an enjoyable evening along the banks of the scenic mill pond at the museum.

Gala to benefit art and education programs and on-going preservation projects at the museum

August 4, 2017  5:30—7:30 p.m.

Hors D’Oeuvres

Wine compliments of JC Import Co.

Jazz by the Blue Clue Quartet

Silent Auction ~ 50/50 Raffle

 

Tickets $50.00 per person

Event will be held rain or shine under tents.

Reservations requested by July 28, 2017

Checks payable to Gilbert Stuart Museum

Online ticket purchase:   http://www.gilbertstuartmuseum.org/membership/#donate

Gilbert Stuart Museum

 September 7 – October 9, 2017

9.7.2017
10:00 - last tour 3:00pm

Pathways: Views of  Southern Rhode Island by the Monday’s Palette Artist Group

An exhibition and sale of original works of art

Exhibition Hours & Museum hours:

Thursday – Monday (10:00am –  last admission 3:00pm)

Exhibition is in the museum gallery.  Open during museum hours with museum admission.  Members free.

Gilbert Stuart Museum

Friday, September 8, 2017

9.8.2017
5:00-7:00
Monday’s Palette Opening Reception for Pathways Gallery open from 5:00-7:00 to meet the artists and view the works.  All are welcome!

Gilbert Stuart Museum

 

 

RECENT EVENTS 2016

April 24

4.24.2016
01:00 - 04:00
SPRING FAIR / FISH ON THE RUN at the Birthplace
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Sunday, April 24, 2016 ~ 1:00 – 4:00pm
Come and join us for our exciting opening day event!

Millstones turning,  herring on the fish ladder,  johnnycakes, and a presentation by our own Gilbert Stuart!
Don’t miss the gristmill in action, the underwater camera, RI Spinning Guild demonstration,
Gyotaku – fish printing , fun activities for all and more!
Are We Up to Snuff? Exhibition in Gallery.  Meet author Jim Johnston and see his
fabulous historic snuff box collection.
Event sponsor: North Kingstown Arts Council
 Event Admission:  Adults (ages 13 and above)  $8.00  children (ages 6-12) $5.00
2016 Museum Members Free
Gilbert Stuart Museum

April 24- June 13

4.24.2016
10:00 - 04:00
“Are We Up to Snuff”  Exhibition    April 24 – June 13, 2016
Exhibition in museum gallery.  Open during museum hours with museum admission.
Gilbert Stuart Museum

April 25

4.25.2016
10:00 - 04:00
Museum Opens for the Season

April 25 – June 17th Open Thursday – Monday.   Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

June 18 – August 31: daily (10:00am—4:00pm)

September 1 – October 10: Thursday – Monday (10:00am – 4:00pm)

Gilbert Stuart Museum

April 30

4.30.2016
9:00 - 06:00
Annual Rhode Island Statewide Historic Preservation Conference
http://www.preservation.ri.gov/conference/16overview.php
Gilbert Stuart Museum will be one of the tours offered to attendees
North Kingstown and Exeter

June 17

6.17.2016
5:00 - 7:00 pm
 The Board of Trustees cordially invites you to the
Opening Reception for Jane:  Heir to the Stuart Genius” 
an Exhibition of works of art by Jane Stuart and Gilbert Stuart
A Rhode Island Masters Exhibition

Discover the art of Jane Stuart.  Original works by Jane Stuart have been brought together from throughout New England for an exhibition at the birthplace of her father, Gilbert Stuart.

All are welcome to the
Opening Reception
 Friday, June 17, 2016
 5:00- 7:00 pm
Suggested donation $10
Free admission for Gilbert Stuart Museum members
and exhibition sponsors
Gilbert Stuart Museum

June 17 – October 10

6.17.2016
10:00 - 04:00
“Jane:  Heir to the Stuart Genius”

A Rhode Island Masters Exhibition

Original works of art by Jane Stuart and Gilbert Stuart

June 17 – October 10, 2016
Exhibition in museum gallery.

Open during museum hours with museum admission.
Exhibit Hours & Museum hours:
June 18 – August 31: daily (10:00am—4:00pm)
September 1 – October 10: Thursday – Monday (10:00am – 4:00pm)

Gilbert Stuart Museum

August 5

7.5.2016
5:00 - 7:00 pm

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Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum

cordially invites you to

An Evening Under the Stars

To benefit art and education programs and on-going preservation projects at the museum

August 5, 2016   5:00—7:00 p.m.

Hors D’Oeuvres and Wine

Sculpture demonstration by Honorary Chair Mimi Sammis

Tickets $50.00 per person

Reservation requested

Checks payable to Gilbert Stuart Museum

Online ticket purchase:   http://www.gilbertstuartmuseum.org/membership/#donate

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Sculpting Peace  

An exhibition of works by Mimi Sammis

August 5 – September 12, 2016 

A Rhode Island Masters Exhibition

We thank our premier sponsor Lexus of Warwick

LEXUS

Gilbert Stuart Museum

October 10 Columbus Day

10.10.2016
10:00 - 04:00
Last day of operation for the season
Gilbert Stuart Museum

 

 

 

RECENT EVENTS 2015

April 16 – 17

4.16.2015
10:00 - 04:00
Call to artists. Open Juried Exhibition  “May Flowers”  May 2 – June 1, 2015 Open Media

 Theme:  March winds bring April showers….  by the time April arrives here in New England, we are ready for warmer days, green leaves, and budding flowers.  The Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum is showcasing an open exhibition of art  that interprets the theme of springtime growth including plants and flowers.     Juror:  We are very pleased to host juror Nancy Gaucher-Thomas.  Guidelines for submissions are available in the “What’s Going On” section of our website.

Gilbert Stuart Museum

April 26

4.26.2015
01:00 - 04:00
SPRING FAIR / FISH ON THE RUN at the Birthplace gallery_img_events_01

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Sunday, April 26, 2015 ~ 1:00 – 4:00pm

Come and join us for our exciting opening day event!

Create your very own Gyotaku (fish print)

Fish on the Run! *View the river herring on the fish ladder

*DEM biologists * Underwater camera

Gristmill will run today! 

Meet Gilbert Stuart! A first-person, living history presentation by David Ely

*Jonnycakes, RI Spinners Guild spinning and weaving, Nature Trail self-guided tours, Birthplace Open House

*GYOTAKU Fish printing activity, Scavenger Hunt, COLONIAL Games & Activities and more!

Adults $5 Children (ages 6-12) $2

2015 Members Free

Gilbert Stuart Museum

May 1

5.1.2015
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Open Juried Exhibition and Sale 

“May Flowers”

Opening Reception:  Friday, May 1, 2015 ~ (6:00 – 8:00 pm.)

Awards, refreshments, recognition.  Free and open to all.

All artwork is available for sale.

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Hellebores by Kristy Morrill

Gilbert Stuart Museum

May 2 – June 1

5.2.2015
10:00 - 04:00
Open Juried Exhibition and Sale  “May Flowers”  May 2 – June 1, 2015

Exhibition in museum gallery.  Open during museum hours with museum admission.

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“Springtime in a Pot”  by Donato Beauchaine

Gilbert Stuart Museum

May 2

5.2.2015
10:00 - 04:00
Museum Opens for the Season 

May 2- June 15th Open Thursday – Monday

Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

Gilbert Stuart Museum

May 14th

5.14.2015
10:00 - 012:00
INNKEEPER’S OPEN HOUSE 

We invite all innkeepers to visit and see the museum so that you can tell your guests about us!

  • 10-10:30  Meet & greet with refreshments
  • 10:30-11  Brief presentation by Executive Director
  • 11-11:45  Guided tour of the property  
Gilbert Stuart Museum

June 4, 5, 6 

9.4.2015
10:00 - 04:00
The Gallery will be closed during museum hours for set up of the Rhode Island Masters Exhibition.
Gilbert Stuart Museum

June 6

6.6.2015
6:00 - 8:00 pm
The Board of Trustees cordially invites you to the

Opening Reception of Rhode Island Masters

an Exhibition of works of art by 18th and 19th century Rhode Island artists

Saturday, June 6, 2015

6:00-8:00pm

$30.00 per person

Reservation requested.  Tickets may be purchased on our “Support” page.

Proceeds to benefit the conservation of four original works by Gilbert Stuart.

Our gratitude to The Home for Little Wanderers for the permanent loan of these paintings.

Fundraiser / Gala opening of exhibit

Gilbert Stuart Museum

June 6 – August 31

6.6.2015
10:00 - 04:00

Rhode Island Masters

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An Exhibition of original works of art by 18th and 19th century renowned Rhode Island artists

including works of

  • Gilbert Stuart (1755 – 1828 )
  • Jane Stuart   (1812 – 1888)
  • Edmund Darch Lewis   (1835 -1910)
  • John LaFarge (1835 – 1910 )
  • Edward Mitchell Bannister   (1828 -1901)
  • George William Whitaker (1840 -1916)
  • William Trost Richards (1833 – 1905) 

Exhibit Hours & Museum hours:

Until June 15: Thursday – Monday (10:00am – 4:00pm)

June 16 – August 31: daily (10:00am—4:00pm)

Admission charged. Members free.

Gilbert Stuart Museum

August 20

8.20.2015
5:30-7:30 pm
MINGLING WITH THE MASTERS

Join us for a unique opportunity to admire original works of art by 18th and 19th century Rhode Island artists. The summer exhibition at the museum, “Rhode Island Masters,” will be on view through August 31, 2015, and these special evening hours offer the final chance to view the show outside of normal museum hours. Entrance to Mingling with the Masters is by donation.

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Portrait of Sarah Ann Peirse
Oil on Canvas 29 x 24 1/2 inches
Private collection, Courtesy of William Vareika Fine Arts

This exhibition provides the public with a rare glimpse at extraordinary treasures as many of the pieces are on loan from private collections. Included are works by renowned American portraitist Gilbert Stuart and his daughter Jane Stuart. Additional artists featured are Edmund Darch Lewis, Edward Mitchell Bannister, William Trost Richards, and others. The exhibition is also accessible between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily through August 31 with museum admission. 

Gilbert Stuart Museum

September 6 – October 12

9.6.2015
10:00 - 04:00
Nesbitt and Thorn  Exhibition
As well as original works by Gilbert Stuart and his daughter, Jane Stuart.  
September 6 – October 12, 2015
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   Woodlands and Flowers   
An Exhibition of Woodblock Prints by
     Ilse Buchert Nesbitt   

  

       “New” Forms

An Exhibition of Sculpture by

       Robert Thorn  

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Gilbert Stuart Museum

September 6

9.6.2015
3:00
Join us for the
Opening Reception
Sunday, September 6, 2015
3:00-5:00 pm
 
Meet the Artists
Refreshments

October 12 Columbus Day

10.12.2015
10:00 - 04:00
Last day of operation for the season
Gilbert Stuart Museum