We are loving this spring weather! Click here to see some beautiful examples of 18th century flower prints and get in the spring mindset.
“The appeal of the flower print is through that elusive quality which may be described as ‘charm.’ It is a compound of process techniques, draftsmanship, arrangement or design and color, mellowed and tempered by time. It speaks of an art which is simple, natural, graceful as the sunlight or the rain. It knows neither contortion nor distortion for in the flower world these are blights and very evil. It is both technique and something more than technique which makes the flower print distinctive in the field of graphic arts.” - Gordon Dunthorne, 1938
In light of the opening of our newest exhibit, Newport Designs: The Art of Architecture, Landscape and Planning, we have decided to do an architectural timeline of the Redwood from our own collection of images. Enjoy this slideshow and marvel at the changes of the Redwood Library over the past 266 years. We hope to see you this weekend for the opening of the new exhibit!
In honor of George Washington’s birthday each year, the Newport Artillery Company comes to the Redwood to give a cannon salute to our first president at the base of his statue. This particular statue has caused quite a bit of intrigue and speculation over the years, but due to recent research efforts, has become less of a mystery. Click here to read more.
In honor of Valentine’s Day next week, what could be more fitting than a collection of love poems? Click here to read some lyrical samples from this book, as well as view a few examples of the vibrant artistry of Walter Crane and Kate Greenaway.