queen anne square In Newport, A Public Art Project Moves Past Protests By Kristin Gourlay • Jun 1, 2013 Kristin Gourlay / RIPR The newly redesigned Queen Anne Square officially opened to the public Friday in downtown Newport. The public park’s new look is thanks to well-known artist and architect Maya Lin. But the project faced plenty of protest. Redesigned Queen Anne Square Opens in Newport By Kristin Gourlay • May 31, 2013 Kristin Gourlay / RIPR A newly redesigned Queen Anne Square opened to the public in downtown Newport today, with much fanfare. But the project nearly divided the city.