During the run of the Birds of the First Light & Longhouses exhibition, the Museum will be collaborating with a variety of organizations around the city on Audubon related events. Please check back often for updates!
BIRD DANCE: Zumba Gold (TM) in the galleries with Pati Cautillo
Thursdays, starting 6/7/2018, from 2 PM – 3 PM
$5 Members / Seniors / Students $7 Non Members
Drop in or pre-register for the following dates by clicking on them.
Special tours of NBAM/AW!’s Audubon exhibit and New Bedford Free Public Library’s collection. Free, meet at Museum.
Pre-registration required, max 6 people per tour.
New Bedford’s Best Bird Photo Contest
7/1 – 10/11
During the run of the exhibit, people will be invited to participate in an online bird photo exhibition, via Instagram, using #NBbestbird.
Anyone can participate! How to enter:
- Take a photo of a bird in the wild, in your backyard, or even a selfie with a bird. Any bird-related images qualify!
- Post the image on your personal Instagram and tag us @nbam_aw with the hashtag #NBbestbird.
- Join us for the Best Bird Photo Contest Award Ceremony on 10/11/2018, 5PM – 8PM . Winners announced at 7PM.
Prizes include a free membership, a fancy NBAM/AW! mug, and more!
Nesting Nights, Group Knitting in the Galleries
6/7, 6/21, 7/19, 8/16, 9/20, from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Drop-in knitting and crochet group in the galleries. Bring your own projects to work on while hanging out with other knitters and special guest fiber artists who will be available to instruct, give pointers, and challenge your knitting skills!
Free for members, $5 for non-members
Sponsored by Wicked Cool Programs Grant
MEDITATIVE MORNINGS: TRANQUIL WALKS TO START YOUR DAY
Take some time out before your busy day to explore local Mass Audubon Sanctuaries. Participants are invited to reconnect with nature, listen and look for native birds, and experience the landscape.
OPENING RECEPTION: BIRDS OF THE FIRST LIGHT AND LONGHOUSES: THE PRINTS OF JOHN JAMES AUDUBON
6/1, from 6-8PM
From the Collection of the New Bedford Free Public Library
Curated by Louis Doherty
at New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!
June 1 – October 14, 2018
Sixty of engravings, many of which have not been seen in more than 30 years, will be on display at the New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! in an exhibition entitled Birds of the First Light and Longhouses, June 1 through October 14, 2018. The curator of the exhibit is Louis Doherty, a founder of the New Bedford Art Museum, and acknowledged Audubon expert, with extensive experience in Audubon’s work.
6/14/2018, 5 – 8PM, Free
AHA! Education and Engagement wall activities.
Family Live Bird Drawing Workshop
Drawing class with instruction and live birds.
Sunday, 11AM – 1PM, Free
Sponsored by Wicked Cool Programs Grant
Father’s Day Birdhouse Build
6/16/2018, 12 PM – 2 PM
Grab Dad and work together to build an artisan Birdhouse for the backyard!
$25 Member + 1 child
$30 Non-member + 1 child
Additional children/adults are $10 each
Pre-registration required, max 20 people.
Click here to register
NBAM/AW! AND THE JAMES ARNOLD MANSION
1 Year Birthday Party for FOC New Media Gallery
7/12, 6 – 8 PM, Free
7 PM Big Ocean’s Kevin Kertscher Discusses Audubon Film and FOC New Media Gallery artist Don Burton artist talk.
Birding: Shaw Farm Trail in Fairhaven
7/28, 8-10 am
Take a morning walk with the Buzzards Bay Coalition, the New Bedford Art Museum, and experienced local birder Nate Marchessault to look and listen for songbirds, shorebirds, and raptors at Nasketucket Bay State Reservation in Mattapoisett. The walk will follow Shaw Farm Trail through the woods to the beach overlooking Nasketucket Bay.
Click here to register for this free program
Birding 101 for Families
Birding 101 for Families, with Buzzards Bay Bird Guide. An introduction to binoculars and bird watching, a hike to look and listen for birds, and a make your own pinecone bird-feeder activity.
WOMEN IN AUDUBON’S LIFE: The Indefatigable Lucy
A Living Timeline with Susan Gabert
9/26, 6:30 – 8 PM
Join Susan Gabert as she unpacks the history of the women in Audubon’s life through a female lens. This interactive lecture tracks Audubon’s mother, step-mother, female workers, and of course his wife and business partner Lucy Audubon.
Best Bird Photo Contest/Party
10/11/2018, 5 PM – 8 PM
AHA! — 7 PM Winner Announced, snack and DJ.