Redefining Newport Style: The Interwar Years, 1920-1940
This exhibition will be on view June 23, 2017 - October 30, 2017
It is widely assumed that Newport, Rhode Island, queen of Gilded Age American resorts, abruptly ceased to be a touchstone of fashionable trends in architecture, art and lifestyle following the outbreak of World War I; on the contrary, although not to the frenzied pace of the last quarter of the 19th-century, the city maintained its status as an international byline from the late teens through the challenges of the Depression and the gathering storm clouds of the bellicose thirties. Leading architects, artists, designers and sportsmen continued to transform the appearance and aspirations of the cottage colony; coupled with the ascendant public interest in the lives of leading debutantes, Newport remained in position as a reference point in taste around the world. This chronological chapter remains a little explored segment of the community’s history and it is the aim of this exhibition and its resultant publication to address the imbalance.
Contemporary Art Interventions at the Redwood
Shara Hughes' art installation Pleasure House can be seen in the small octagonal Summer House on the Redwood's grounds. Viewing is through the slit at the front entrance. Through September 21, 2017.
— curated by Dodie Kazanjian