Programs

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 8:30pm
newportFILM presents a screening of Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story on the Redwood Lawn. Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr was known as the world's most beautiful woman – Snow White and Cat Woman were both based on her iconic look. However, her arresting looks and glamorous life stood in the way of her... Read More
Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Join us on Saturday, July 1 at 11:00 am when Dodie Kazanjian leads a discussion with Flora Miller Biddle and Fiona Donovan about their recently republished book, The Whitney Women and the Museum They Made. From its founding by sculptor and patron Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1930, the Whitney... Read More
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Explore the idea of time in contemporary art: how artists test it, tell it, stretch it and rewind it. It looks at the temporary in the notion of the contemporary, and ponders the time of forgetting; the time of waiting. The talk primarily addresses two contemporary art installations, Sarah Sze’s... Read More
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Chetwode, an estate on the west corner of Bellevue and Ruggles Avenue, was completed in 1903 for the William Storrs Wells family and acquired in 1934 by John Jacob Astor III and his bride Ellen Tuck French. The young Astor family then reinvigorated what was once one of Newport’s grandest homes.... Read More
Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
The Redwood Book Club will meet on Saturday, July 15 at 10:30 am to discuss Lillian Hellman's novel, The Little Foxes, film adapation to be viewed afterwards. All are welcome. Free. 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
The Waves was built in 1927 as the summer residence and studio of renowned classical architect John Russell Pope and his wife Sadie Jones Pope. The use of local materials at the sympathetic natural site set a standard for estate building in the 1920s ands 30s and would become the setting for casual... Read More
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
The Newport Music Festival will present Spanish cellist Asier Polo with pianist Daniel del Pino, performing Bach’s three viola da gamba sonatas in our historic Harrison Room.    Tickets are $25 per person, Click Here to purchase tickets through the Newport Music Festival. 
Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
The Newport Music Festival will present a concert of musical jewels from Scandinavia and Estonia, featuring music by Gade, Stenhammar, Alfvén, Holmboe, Tüür and more in our historic Harrison Room. Tickets are $32 per person, Click Here to purchase tickets through the Newport Music Festival. 
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
The Newport Music Festival will present husband and wife team, guitarist Rupert Boyd and cellist Laura Metcalf, who will perform a program featuring music by Fauré, Bach, Falla, Piazzolla, Satie and more.  Tickets are $32 per person, Click Here to purchase tickets through the Newport Music... Read More
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Join us on Wednesday, July 26 at 6:00 pm when Claudia Stowers, Vice President of Advancement at the Museum of the American Revolution, will discuss mothers of the American Revolution and the dynamic roles these women played in the war. $5 for members; $10 for non-members. Seating is limited; call... Read More
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Newport –New York architect Auguste Noel found himself busy rebuilding following the 1938 hurricane, working on Whitney Studio and the Spouting Rock Bathing Association pavilion. He was but one of a group of prominent architects who greatly impacted the appearance of Newport during the Interwar... Read More
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Colonial era Newport produced a remarkable cultural heritage. A vibrant seaport, a center for the arts and crafts, Intellectual life, superb craftsmanship and thriving commerce all played their part in the creation of Newport's exceptional artistic production. Architectural historian John Tschirch... Read More
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Author James Maguire discusses his lastest book, Real Lace Revisted: Inside the Hidden World of America’s Irish Aristocracy. Real Lace Revisited is an updating of Stephen Birmingham’s 1973 best seller, Real Lace, which focused on the rise of the first wealthy Irish families in America. Real Lace... Read More
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
New York Times Best Sellling author Sally Bedell Smith discusses her recently published biography, Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life. This in-depth look at Prince Charles brings to life the real man, with all of his contradictions, complexities, and ambitions.... Read More
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
A Renaissance jewel set on the River Cher, Chenonceaux appears as if from a fairy tale. It is a superb example of 16th century French architecture with a history as a “chateau aux dames,” or ladies chateau, due to its ownership by a royal mistress and two queens. The ghosts of courtly intrigue,... Read More
Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
The Redwood Book Club will meet on Saturday, August 19 at 10:30 am to discuss T. J. Stiles' The First Tycoon. All are welcome. Free. 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
The history of the Crown is embedded in the gilded walls of Fontainbleau. From the hunting lodge of Francois I, who included Leonardo da Vinci in his court, to Napoleon Bonaparte, the sprawling chateau has been home to every French king, who engaged leading architects and decorators to make it ever... Read More
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
The building that sparked a king’s jealousy and the downfall of its owner, Vaux-le-Vicomte is a superb example of French Classical design. Built for Nicolas Fouquet, Minister of Finance for Louis XIV, the chateau is the creation of the great design team of Louis Le Vau, Charles Le Brun and Andre Le... Read More
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
René Silvin, author of Noblesse Oblige: The Duchess of Windsor as I Knew Her, discusses the infamous lives of King Edward Vlll and Wallis Simpson. Silvin provides an overview of the Duke and Duchess’ life: Their formative years, the story of the “scandalous” royal romance, the December 1936... Read More
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Josephine de Beauharnais, wife of Napoleon, created an exquisite country retreat at Malmaison where she perfected the Empire style and became famed for one of Europe’s finest rose gardens. Recognized as the mastermind behind the glamour of her husband’s reign, Josephine’s Malmaison offers a glimpse... Read More

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