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Monday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 8:00pm
Thursday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Friday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm


Redwood Library & Athenaeum 

50 Bellevue Avenue

Newport, RI 02840-3292


Telephone: 401-847-0292

Fax: 401-841-5680


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Visit the Harrison Room to review a temporary exhibition of work by 11 post-graduate interior architecture students from the Rhode Island School of Design, presented as part of the Department’s yearly Adaptive Reuse studio, this year titled “Sea Change.” The students reimagined the historic Redwood... Read More
Author: GMarkert
Join us for a special lecture to celebrate an important acquisition! Architectural historian John Tschirch will speak on the Redwood's recently purchased seventeenth- and eighteenth-century architecture books, featuring "wonderful architecture and drawings of sublime beauty." The fifty-two titles,... Read More
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Author: GMarkert
Organized by the Redwood Library and Athenaeum and scheduled for Friday, June 3, the 2016 Redwood History Seminar, a yearly scholarly symposium devoted to the study of the art, architecture and material culture of Colonial America, will bring together top experts on colonial portrait painting for "... Read More
Date: Friday, June 3, 2016 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Author: GMarkert
Join us on Thursday, June 16 at 5:30 pm for Bloomsday - a celebration of the anniversary of James Joyce's prolific novel Ulysses. This celebration will include actors and actresses in period costume reading excerpts from the piece, accompanied by musicians. Free and all are welcome to join in on... Read More
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Author: lwhite
Please join us on Wednesday, June 15, for the Opening Reception of Tennis in Newport: The Casino and Jimmy Van Alen, a collaborative effort between the Redwood Library and The International Tennis Hall of Fame. The exhibition, a collection of original artifacts highlighting the early history of the... Read More
Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Author: lwhite
The next exhibition in the Van Alen Gallery, opening May 15, is a series of eighteen colorful high-definition images on loan from Bigelow Laboratories for Ocean Sciences, titled Tiny Giants: Marine Microbes Revealed on a Grand Scale. The photos capture microscopic marine microbes that are invisible... Read More
Author: GMarkert
All are invited to the Redwood Library and Athenaeum on Wednesday, June 8th, World Oceans Day, for an Ocean Health Summit presented by Sailors for the Sea and the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences!  The Summit will provide an overview on the current state of our global ocean, followed by a... Read More
Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
Author: lwhite
2016 Redwood Gala Tickets on Sale Now! Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Future. The Redwood is at the junction of what's old and what's new! Join us for a terrific summer evening with crooner, balladeer and rock maniac, Chris Norton, and his seven-piece band.  Mark your calendars for July 9 and... Read More
Author: GMarkert
The Redwood Library is Newport's Newest Historic Venue - Now Available for Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, and Private Parties.  Please contact Francesca Campo at 401.742.5344, or fcampo@campoandcompany.com, for more information.
Author: GMarkert
The Redwood Presents... In Search of Palladio: A Study Trip to Italy with John Tschirch, October 15 - 23, 2016. Redwood members and friends are cordially invited to join award-winning architectural historian and writer John Tschirch on a special Italian sojourn to seek out the buildings created by... Read More
Author: GMarkert