An interdisciplinary exhibition about collecting and its ties to Newport, "Curious & Collected" draws a disparate array of images and objects into a dynamic singular exhibit.
Loans from several private and public collections made this exhibition possible:
- The Newport Historical Society contributed artifacts ranging from miniature Egyptian figurines to a Masonic vessel rich in symbols.
- Avid Newport collector James Baker shared a number of images that he associates with the mythical winged-figure of Icarus. Selections include rare book engravings, black and white photographs and an original New York City subway window tagged by Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
- Several automatons and porcelain half-dolls are on loan from the collection of Nicholas and Shelley Schorsch.
- Salve Regina's Noreen Stonor Drexel Cultural and Historic Preservation Program provided a number of archaeological artifacts, including beads from a French fort in Alabama as well as pottery fragments and other handiwork from Native American sites.
The gallery is handicap accessible with parking along Lawrence and Leroy avenues. Its exhibits are open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The gallery is closed on Mondays.