Community & Arts

hammett’s bell

Bells have long been a symbol of significance in maritime history. They are used to note the arrival of notable guests, mark the daily routine aboard naval ves sels, and serve as warning signals in the fog. The Hammetts Bell was manufactured in 1872 by Vanduzen & Tift at its Buckeye Bell Foundry in Cincinnati, and likely hung in a church steeple. Vanduzen was founded in 1837 and produced cannons during the Civil War to support the Union war effort. The company made thousands of bells until it closed in the early 1950’s, and has the distinction of founding the largest bell cast in America.

The bell has its original clapper, but is rung only on special occasions. Our neighbors and guests need their beauty sleep!

ARTS

Art is an essential part of what we’re all about. We’ve carefully curated work from artists with strong Newport ties that grace our rooms and public spaces.

A balance of beauty and grit, these pieces capture and celebrate the true spirit of Newport.

COMMUNITY

Engaging with our Newport community is a priority for us. We do this through active outreach and collaboration with organizations and individuals who make up the rich fabric of this incredible place. If you have an idea, or an event, or a way for us to further our mission, please get in touch!

Randi Milewski is our general manager and can be reached at Randi. Milewski@hammettshotel.com.

 

CURRENT ARTIST

Margaret Ann Withers

Margaret Ann Withers is a painter, sculptor and poet. Her paintings are a hybrid mix of narrative, abstract and modern surrealism. The work explores conflicting ideas of joy and melancholy. They are beautiful internal landscapes filled with fantasy and figurative motifs.

Withers’ work ahs been included in multiple galleries, as well as both private and corporate collections. The artist received a resident fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center and was awarded an Artist in Residence at Massachusetts Museum of Art (MASS MOCA) in 2016. Currently she resides and works in NYC.

A percentage of sale proceeds benefit the MLK Community Center of Newport.

Price list available upon request.

INQUIRIES

newport.curates@gmail.com

Margaret Ann Withers is a painter, sculptor and poet. Her paintings are a hybrid mix of narrative, abstract and modern surrealism. The work explores conflicting ideas of joy and melancholy. They are beautiful internal landscapes filled with fantasy and figurative motifs.

Withers’ work ahs been included in multiple galleries, as well as both private and corporate collections. The artist received a resident fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center and was awarded an Artist in Residence at Massachusetts Museum of Art (MASS MOCA) in 2016. Currently she resides and works in NYC.

A percentage of sale proceeds benefit the MLK Community Center of Newport.

Price list available upon request.

INQUIRIES

newport.curates@gmail.com

Permanent Collection