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Bristol Art Museum At Linden Place

At Wardwell and Hope Streets
P.O. Box 42 Bristol Rhode Island 02809


The Bristol Art Museum website is under revision and construction. To keep you informed of the exhibits and events, sponsored by the museum, welcome to our temporary website.

2010 was a year full of exciting events, accomplishments and progress towards our goals. The museum, a non-profit organization founded in 1963, continues to serve the East Bay Community and beyond  by offering cultural enrichment to the Town of Bristol, art appreciation through our exhibits and gallery talks, and three venues for artists to express their creativity. Our focus for 2011 will be on completing plans to renovate an 1860’s historic Barn at Linden Place which will be converted into our first permanent home. The Bristol Art Museum will continue its legacy and mission to “Encourage the creation, promotion, and appreciation of the arts through exhibitions and educational opportunities”.




Linden Place

Museum Hours:
Tuesday-Sunday, 1-4 PM

Word Transformed
February 26-March 13    

Six artists transformed the written or printed language into art resulting in new forms of visual language.

The artists are: Will Ashford, Tyson Jacques, Arlene McGonagle, Mercedes Nunez, Mary Ruefle and Howard Windham 

Artist Reception-Sunday, February 27@ 2-5PM

Artist Talk-Sunday, March 13 @ 3PM

Water, Sand and Sky
March 19-April 3

Metaphor, Allegory and Paradox
October 31-November 19  




Rogers Free Library
525 Hope Street

Library Hours:
Mon –Thur, 9-9 PM,
Fri-Sat  9-5 PM

Art Inspired by Literature or Music
First Exhibit: January 12-April 6

Artists inspired by literature and music with varied interpretation

Featured artists: Gary Heise and Don Heymann

Four quarterly exhibits through 2011. Call for Artists



Roger Williams University
Law Atrium Gallery
One Ferry Road

Penelope Manzella Paintings -
Through April 26

Richard Grosvenor Paintings -
May 1-September




Art al Fresco
Art on the Fence
In front of Linden Place

Sunday July 31
10-4 PM-Juried Show



Plein Air Sessons

Sunday Afternoons 3-6 PM

Individual or Series Art Critique Follows each session

Reception at last session




Fund Raising Events

Summer and Fall
More Dates and Details to be updated