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Darrell West Assesses Political Landscape—Newport Art Museum

Friday, December 21, 2012


With a keen eye on the political horizon, Darrell West returns to Rhode Island this January to kick off the Newport Art Museum's Winter Speakers Series.

With national and local elections behind us, it's time to look to the future. Political expert Darrell West will return to Newport on January 5 with a talk entitled "The New Political Landscape," the inaugural event of the Newport Art Museum's 2013 Winter Speaker Series.

Darrell West

An expert on public policy, West is the Vice President of Governance Studies and Founding Director of the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. A familiar face in Rhode Island, West was the John Hazen White Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and Director of the Taubman Center for Public Policy at Brown University. He has authored or co-authored 18 books dealing with elections, media, technology and public policymaking. This is the eighth year in a row that West has offered his political commentary during the Newport Art Museum's Winter Speaker Series. During his talk on January 5, West will review the 2013 political environment and discuss how the 2012 elections will affect the nation.

Winter Speakers Series

Talks take place on Saturdays at 2 pm (weather permitting) from January 5 through February 23. Each talk is followed by a reception. Cost to attend is $10 for Museum members, $15 for non-members and $6 for students. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time by calling 401-848-8200, or online at www.NewportArtMuseum.org. Series subscribers can attend all eight lectures for $70 (members) or $105 (non-members). To subscribe call 401-848-8200 x 7983

For the first time, the Museum is offering a Kids' Club on Saturdays from 2 - 3:30 pm throughout the Winter Speaker Series at a cost of $9 per child per session. Reservations are required for Kids' Club. Call 401-848-8200 x 7983 to reserve. The Newport Art Museum is located at 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport. For more information visit www.NewportArtMuseum.org.


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