About the Newport Symposium
For over 25 years, preeminent national and international experts in the fine and decorative arts and architecture have convened each spring in Newport, Rhode Island for stimulating lectures, social events, and camaraderie hosted by The Preservation Society of Newport County. Set within the rich history of Newport, the Newport Symposium attracts participants from across the country and around the globe for a remarkable weekend of inspired presentations and conversations.
The Newport Symposium is presented annually by The Preservation Society of Newport County, guided by the expertise, enthusiasm and generosity of the Symposium Committee and the leadership of the Preservation Society:
The Newport Symposium Committee
George H. McNeely IV, Chairman
David W. Dangremond
David P. Diefenbach
Ulysses Grant Dietz
Angela Brown Fischer
Lee S. Glazer
Beverly Y. Little
Pauline C. Metcalf
Chas A. Miller III
Betsy D. Ray
Lynn Springer Roberts
The Preservation Society of Newport County
Fanchon “Monty” Burnham, Chairman
Trudy Coxe, CEO & Executive Director
Elisabeth Marchi, Symposium Coordinator
The Symposium Committee and the Preservation Society look forward to welcoming you to the 2020, 28th annual Newport Symposium, Movers, Shakers, and Makers.
The Preservation Society of Newport County, Rhode Island, is a non-profit organization accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and dedicated to preserving and interpreting the area’s historic architecture, landscapes, decorative arts and social history. Its 11 historic properties - seven of them National Historic Landmarks - span more than 250 years of American architectural and social development.