Sarah Langley Gallery
The Sarah Langley Gallery is the newest addition to the burgeoning Newport art scene. Named after Sarah Langley, one of the early owners of Hammetts Wharf, the Gallery is located at the entrance to our hotel. Purposefully established to engage both hotel guests and the local community through the arts, the Gallery is a celebration of the artistic energy in and around our city. It features rotating exhibitions showcasing work inspired by Newport and the Northeast region. Ongoing exhibits highlight the work of both local and nationally renowned artists. Visitors can connect with artists, curators and galleries through special receptions and artist “talks”. In addition, the gallery will host partnerships with regional art and academic institutions. The Sarah Langley Gallery is a true testament to the importance of the local community to Hammetts Hotel.
Current Exhibition: Mea Duke
Mea Duke is a Providence based artist, whose work relates to our political and economic relationships with the global shipping industry as well as the impact of maritime operations on our environment. Duke grounds her interdisciplinary practice by negotiating and navigating through these unregulated spaces. The pieces embody the challenges, dangers, triumphs, and absurdities that come with the natural territory.
Mea Duke holds her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University and her BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Rhode Island. She has been an adjunct professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and Montserrat College of Art, and a teaching fellow at SMFA at Tufts. Currently, Duke is a teaching assistant in the Art, Film, and Visual Studies Department at Harvard University.