Current Exhibitions

Skylight Gallery 

11/2/2018 – 3/17/2019
Reception: 11/8/2018 from 6 – 8PM

The artists selected by guest juror Allie Foradas Associate Curator of Visual Art at Mass MoCA for this year’s members exhibition are:

Phyllis Adams, Colette Brésilla, Milton H. Brightman, Mary Belden Brown, Daniel Cooney, Kevin Cross, Scott Currier, Linda DiFrenna, Katrina Ellis, Deb Ehrens, Gabrielle Coyne Giblin, Kim Goddard,Sally Goodman, Helen Granger, Pamela Hoss, Mary N. Hurwitz, Jill Law, Jane McKeag, Dora Atwater Millikin, JP Powel, Corinna Raznikov, Roy St. Christopher Rossow, James R Sears, Robert Sewell, Susan Strauss, Andrew Tedesco , Skip Treglia, Andrea Warner, Nancy Whitcomb, and Nicole Winning

heritage Gallery 
Ten Years After… works by ADRIAN TIÓ Díaz 

9/ 5 – 11/11/2018
Recepton: Friday, 11/8/2018 from 6 – 8PM

It’s been over ten years since Adrian Tió Díaz arrived in New Bedford to join the College of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Though challenging at times, maintaining an active practice at Hatch Street Studios has been an ongoing endeavor. Ten Years After… is an exhibition of artworks that span that time.

Reflecting Tió’s interest in bright color, rhythmic patterning, and expressive figurative imagery, along with experimental techniques in printmaking, papermaking, and the book arts that include bilingual text, these artworks offer a visual format that seeks to communicate with a diverse audience. Born to parents who emigrated from Puerto Rico in the 1940’s, most of Tió’s life and training has been spent in the Mid-West. The works are cultural hybrids that combine elements of both mainstream America and exotic Hispania. Through these artworks, Tió  is reaching out to his Latino heritage in a concerted effort to expand and enrich his identity by creating an acculturated balance between these two worlds.


10/17/2018 – 1/13/2019
Reception: 11/8/2018 from 6 – 8PM

Hayley Morris is an animation director that uses mixed media and stop-motion animation techniques to tell stories that unfold through layered textures, hand crafted details, and inventive storytelling. Her studio practice revolves around experimentation with tactile materials, such as paper, fabrics, found objects and natural materials. She runs an animation studio in Providence, RI called Shape & Shadow. Through Shape & Shadow Hayley creates commercials, music videos, tour visuals and short films for a variety of clients.

Hayley has directed work for Sesame Street, Burt’s Bees, Kate Spade, Samsung, Hewlett Packard and many others. Hayley has a passion for creating music videos and tour visuals and has created work for The Smashing Pumpkins,  Iron and Wine, Explosions in the Sky and Grammy-award winning violinist Hilary Hahn, and pianist Hauschka. Morris’ work has been featured in film festivals and museums worldwide. She also teaches animation at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design and previously at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Satellite Exhibition: 2nd Floor City Hall
Lori Bradley
Common Birds & Flight Memory

Works by Lori Bradley
5/11 – 11/2/2018

“Common Birds” is a series of acrylic paintings on canvas
and wood panels with textured paper collage elements. They
are inspired by the crazy, noisy interactions of the common
birds that flock to the feeders in our tangled, overgrown
urban backyard, to the dismay of my neighbors, but they are
so much fun to watch! – Bradley

New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! reaches out to the following communities and beyond to engage a diverse audience, offer exemplary educational programming and provide a vibrant center for the arts: New Bedford, Marion, Mattapoisett, Dartmouth, Westport, Rochester, Wareham, Acushnet, Freetown, Berkley, Swansea, Fall River, Middleboro, Bristol, Newport and Providence.