Last updated: 5/28/2010
Warwick, Rhode Island
Street Address
3259 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886
Mailing Address
3259 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886
phone: 401-737-0010
fax: 401-737-1796
e-mail: info@warwickmuseum.org
web: warwickmuseum.org
Hours
There is a new art show hanging in the gallery each month, so come and visit us regularly!
Tuesday - Saturday12 PM - 4 PM
Unexpected Company Improvisational Theater group performs every Sunday at 7:17PM
Admissions
Admission to the gallery is based on your donation. All are welcome. A donation in any denomination is appreciated and graciously accepted and is used to support future programming and events.
Services
Gift Shop
Staff
Michelle Place-Gleason, President of the Museum Board of Directors
Patty Martucci, Program Director
Description

All kids love to draw, paint and create. It’s second nature! Here at the Warwick Museum of Art, we believe that art education and experience is important at any age. We provide the supplies, the inspiration, and the instruction... you provide the creativity! Classes are designed for students Ages 6-12.

Warwick Museum's current home, the Kentish Artillery Armory, is listed on the national register of Historic Places. This red-brick armory has a gable-roofed rear fronted by a block with projecting square corner towers and a battlemented parapet. It was designed by the Providence firm William R. Walker and Son, the architects who designed Warwick City Hall.

The interior of the Kentish Artillery armory has been adapted for its present use as a museum, housing a gallery for exhibitions, classrooms, and office space. The long, narrow "shooting gallery" in the basement awaits renovation for its future use as a home for the museum's permanent collection.

As Warwick's largest non-profit arts organization and the area's cultural center since 1976, the Warwick Museum of Art continues to provide a performance and exhibition space for the most talented artists, writers and performers in Rhode Island and is host of a wide array of cultural and artistic activities including comedy, theater, music, poetry and literature as well as monthly visual arts exhibitions.

History

The Warwick Museum of Art began as a Bicentennial project in 1974 by the non-profit organizations groups of the City of Warwick. Warwick's Bicentennial celebration was arranged so that different events would occur during the twelve months of 1976. February was set aside for non-profit groups to celebrate their event for the nation's 200th anniversary.

Warwick Museum's current home, the Kentish Artillery Armory, is listed on the national register of Historic Places. This red-brick armory has a gable-roofed rear fronted by a block with projecting square corner towers and a battlemented parapet. It was designed by the Providence firm William R. Walker and Son, the architects who designed Warwick City Hall.

Services

Gift Shop

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MUSEUM CONFERENCES
Friday, October 1 - Sunday, October 31, 2021 — Virtual
Arriving this October: The Western Museum Association Roadshow!
Monday, November 29 - Wednesday, December 1, 2021 — Washington, District of Columbia
2021 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums
Washington, District of Columbia
Sunday, March 6 - Thursday, March 10, 2022 — St. Louis, Missouri
2022 Public Land Alliance Convention and Trade Show
St. Louis, Missouri
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