Newport Art Museum

Newport, RI



The Schooner Yacht Coronet: An Air of Greatness


The Newport Art Museum opened an exhibition titled The Schooner Yacht Coronet: An Air of Greatness on June 25, 1999. The exhibition, organized by John Summers of the International Yacht Restoration School of Newport (IYRS). includes a rigged model of Coronet, mahogany ship's doors mounted with elegant stained glass windows, a log book, as well as paintings of the ship by 19th century and contemporary artists. Currently owned by IYRS, Coronet was built in 1885 for industrialist Rufus T. Bush and has been called the oldest, largest and most original grand yacht in the world. Arthur Curtiss James owned the yacht in the 1890s; he sailed it twice around Cape Horn. The yacht itself can be seen at the IYRS dock on lower Thames Street.

The Schooner Yacht Coronet: An Air of Greatness can be seen at the Newport Art Museum through September 12, 1999. The museum is located at 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI. The museum's buildings are handicapped accessible. Limited free parking on the museum grounds.

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