Current Exhibitions

Norman Rockwell's America

October 5, 2019-January 12, 2020

Enjoy a remarkable collection of 22 paintings and seven drawings as well as original posters and all 323 vintage Saturday Evening Post magazine covers spanning six decades, allowing for a comprehensive look at Rockwell's distinguished career as the best-known and most beloved American artist of the 20th century.

Curated and organized by The National Museum of American Illustration, Newport, RI and the American Illustrators Gallery, NYC.





Memory and Meaning:
Textiles from the Permanent Collection

August 31, 2019-January 12, 2020  

Selected pieces from the museum’s collection illustrate how textiles convey social status, personal identity, history, and much more. This exhibition showcases a rare 17th century quilt that may be one of the oldest surviving quilts in the United States. In addition, 19th and 20th century quilts, handwoven coverlets, and pieces from the American Indian collection will be on display.




While Wandering

November 9-January 3, 2019

Contemporary painter Ricco DiStefano's vibrant panoramic paintings capture moments and movement in nature. His paintings evolve from memory and feeling, rather than seeing, as he attempts to simplify the complexities of nature and re-create the momentary magic in a given panorama. The result is often an expressive abstraction of nature, incorporating a feeling of movement or animation using shadows to represent a fleeting moment in time.


As Grandmother Taught:
Women, Tradition and Plateau Art

Visit our exhibition featuring Women of the Plateau tribes through January 12, 2020

The art of the indigenous cultures of the Columbia River Plateau region reflects traditional lifeways borne of an ancient and interdependent relationship with the natural world. Women of the Plateau tribes are keepers of culture, creating traditional art forms using time-perfected techniques passed on over generations.


The Secret Life of an ARTIFACT

Unveiling the Mysteries of Museum Collection Care 

A working Collections Lab opens for a public view behind-the-scenes. See collections as they are being processed: On display NOW: Navajo rugs and vintage textiles.