Programs

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
The Redwood Book Club will meet on Saturday, May 27 at 10:30 am to discuss Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita. All are welcome. Free. 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Join us at the Casino Theater on 10 Freebody Street on Wednesday, May 31 at 6:30 pm when the Redwood hosts a debate on the legalization of marijuana. Advocates with differing views, Jared Moffat, Director of Regulate Rhode Island and Michael C. Cerullo, Jr., LMHC, a substance abuse Adjunct Scholar... Read More
Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Join us on Sunday, June 4 at 3:00 pm when we welcome Clemens Teufel for an encore performance with accompanying pianist Angela Kim. The rare technique of two pianists performing on one piano will be presented in our historic Harrison Room. The program will feature pieces from classical composers,... Read More
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Join us on Wednesday, June 7 when former editor-in-chief of Paris Vogue Joan Juliet Buck discusses her new memoir, The Price of Illusion. Joan’s memoir tells the story of a life lived in the best places at the most interesting times: London and New York in the swinging 1960s, Rome and Milan in the... Read More
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Join us on Friday, 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 the... Read More
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Explore the general shape and time of contemporary art, charting its continuities and breaks with modernism. We rewind to several key moments in the history of modern art to home in on two core impulses – expressionism and abstraction – both of which have long defined non-Western art. Then we jump... Read More
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Please join us from 5:00 - 7:00 pm on Friday, June 23, for the opening reception of Inspired Interlude: Newport Taste and Fashion 1920-1940. Reservations are not necessary and all are welcome. Free.  It is widely assumed that Newport, Rhode Island, queen of Gilded Age American resorts, abruptly... Read More
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
The Redwood Book Club will meet on Saturday, June 24 at 10:30 am to discuss Seamus Heaney's translation of Virgil's Aeneid, Book VI.. All are welcome. Free. 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Contemporary art is a global phenomenon, and its geographic spread complicates the historical axis upon which art has traditionally been plotted. If modernism inaugurated the white cube space of the museum, contemporary art increasingly shuns such confines for the peripatetic and ephemeral sites of... 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 Virginia Woolf's novel, To The Lighthouse. 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
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

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