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'Becoming Vanderbilt: An Exhibition At Rosecliff' now open

Posted 10/14/20

After an unexpected delay of more than five months caused by the pandemic, the Preservation Society of Newport County has opened Becoming Vanderbilt: An Exhibition at Rosecliff to the public. A tribute to the lives and accomplishments of four

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LIFESTYLES

'Becoming Vanderbilt: An Exhibition At Rosecliff' now open

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After an unexpected delay of more than five months caused by the pandemic, the Preservation Society of Newport County has opened Becoming Vanderbilt: An Exhibition at Rosecliff to the public.

A tribute to the lives and accomplishments of four extraordinary women – Alice Vanderbilt, Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan – this exhibition examines how they impacted their world through philanthropy, patronage, advocacy and benevolence.

“In a year when we have all faced difficult challenges, we are proud to be able to open this exhibition to the public,” CEO and Executive Director Trudy Coxe said. “It’s inspiring to see how each of these four women led by example, supporting specific causes and raising awareness about important issues.”

This exhibition is open Thursdays and Fridays from 4-8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1-6 p.m., except for the weekend of the Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival, Sept. 17-20. Rosecliff will not be open for tours; admission is to the second-floor exhibition galleries only. For tickets and more information, go to newportmansions.org/exhibitions.

The Preservation Society of Newport County, Rhode Island, celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2020, is a nonprofit organization accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It is 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.

For more information, please visit www.NewportMansions.org.

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