Pathways II Exhibition and Sale – September 7 – October 9, 2017

Jeanne Tangney "Island Road"

Don’t miss our new exhibition Pathways II: Inland and Coastal Views of Southern RI  by the Monday’s Palette Plein Air Group. From the Monday’s Palette Group: Monday’s Palette is a peer group of professional painters in Rhode Island who follow in the tradition […]


April 23rd Spring Fair / Fish on the Run: Opening day for the 2017 season!

APRIL 23RD SPRING FAIR / FISH ON THE RUN at the Birthplace Sunday, April 23, 2017 ~ 1:00 – 4:00pm (Rain or shine) Come and join us for our exciting opening day event! Millstones turning,  herring on the fish ladder,  johnnycakes, and […]


Gilbert Stuart has returned to the place of his birth!

Sarah Goodridge (1788 – 1853) painted three miniatures of the artist Gilbert Stuart.  Stuart felt that Goodridge was the artist who was most able to capture his image and personality. That likeness, so “full of fire and energy,” was later […]


Museum August 5th benefit gala: An Evening Under the Stars

You are cordially invited to attend AN EVENING UNDER THE STARS to be held at the Museum on Friday, August 5, 2016 from 5:00-7:00pm. We are pleased to announce that internationally known sculptor and painter Anne Mimi Sammis of Narragansett, […]


Jane: Heir to the Stuart Genius

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detail of Portrait of Gilbert Stuart by Jane Stuart   Jane Stuart b. 1812 (1808) Boston MA   d. 1888 Newport, RI July 9, 1828 Gilbert Stuart died, Jane 16 years old Jane Stuart is a fascinating woman and clearly a […]


Birdwatchers are flocking to the museum!

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The spring birds are here! We can hear them and sometimes we can see them in the woodlands, in the brush by the stream, and even keeping a close watch on the herring run. Many bird watching enthusiasts, binoculars and cameras […]


Who is buried in Hepzibah Swan’s garden?

Hepzibah Clarke Swan

Hepzibah Clarke Swan, 1808 Gilbert Stuart Oil on Panel, 32 ½ x 26 ½ “ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Hepzibah Clarke Swan has been described as graceful, self-possessed, beautiful, cosmopolitan and charismatic. Above all that, she was extremely wealthy! […]


Nesbitt and Thorn Exhibition September 6 – October 12, 2015

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Don’t miss this!   “Woodlands and Flowers” An Exhibition of Woodblock Prints by Ilse Nesbitt View artist information ~~~~~  “New” Forms An Exhibition of Sculpture by Robert Thorn View artist information ~~~~~ Gilbert Stuart and Jane Stuart View original works […]


Don’t miss the Rhode Island Masters Exhibition

Gilbert Stuart Samuel Smith

    Rhode Island Masters: 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 […]


“Rhode Island Masters” Exhibition


The Rhode Island Masters Exhibition is now open!  The exhibition includes original works of art by 18th and 19th century Rhode Island artists including works by Gilbert Stuart and his daughter Jane Stuart.  Additionally, works by renowned early RI artists Edmund Darch […]