Current Exhibitions

Skylight Gallery and Fiber Optics Center New Media Gallery


3/31 – 5/12/2018
Reception: Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 5-7pm

Join us on April 7th for a Mid-Day dance party with DJ’s Andy Anello and Dailen Williams!

Robert Abele III
Suzi Ballenger
Christina Baril
Robert (boB) Brzozowski
Renata Cassiano
Linan Chen (陈立男)
Orfeo Fabbri 
Natasha Feliciano
Emily Franicola
Ilir Mborja
Anuja Roy
Erin Monet Wheary
Summer Wenyu Wu (吴析夏)
Jillian Shixiaoci Yu (喻 诗晓词)

This exhibition has two locations.

University Art Gallery
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 7 (3-5 pm, Introductions 4 PM)
College of Visual and Performing Arts
UMass Dartmouth, 715 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
Open daily from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and until 9:00 pm during AHA! Nights (every second Thursday each month)
Free admission.

New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 7, (3-7 pm, After Party with a DJ: 5 PM)
608 Pleasant Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
Open Wednesday – Sunday 12:00 – 5:00 pm; Thursdays 12:00 – 9:00 pm

“This year, for the first time, the Museum will share the culminating exhibition of CVPA UMass Dartmouth Master of Fine Arts candidates with CVPA’s STAR Store Galleries. Both locations celebrate this eclectic group of grads. The Museum alone will have ceramic works, sculptures, fiber works, digital art, prints, drawings, paintings, and a virtual reality experience in our Fiber Optic Center New Media Gallery. As a curator, I am always looking for emerging talent and this year’s batch of CVPA graduates are just that. Presenting the works of this particular group of artists is exciting, and I am confident that this exhibition will be one of many for these thoughtful and hardworking graduates.”

Jamie Uretsky, Curator
New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!

Heritage GALLERY
TAIP 2018: Teen Artist Internship Program

4/4 – 5/3/2018
Reception: Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 5-7pm

April Blazies                              Jane Bregoli
Carlee-sue Choate                Bradford Johansen
Oona Clarke                             Judith Klein
Ana Gonzalez                           Andrew Tedesco
Allison Hodgson                      Diana Arvanites
Victoria Houde                        Stephen Denton
Jose Martinez                          Mark Phelan
Quinn Medeiros                      Jay Ryan
Alexandria Pereira                Catherine Carter
Abigail Soares                          Nicole Winning

NBAM/ArtWorks! expresses gratitude to the following local cultural councils: Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven,  Freetown, New Bedford, Rochester, Westport.

“This program is supported in part by a grant from local cultural councils which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.”

city Gallery


FLAGRANT FOWL: Audubon’s Bad Birds
7/13 – 12/31/2017

John James Audubon’s Ornithological Biography, published in 1831-39 to compliment the engravings in The Birds of America folio, became a record not just of scientific data but a chronicle of stories with his subjects as dramatic characters.  Using Audubon’s text, this exhibit features some of the birds he saw as the most brazen and shamefaced in the avian world.

New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! has dedicated the City Gallery to showcasing works from the collection of the New Bedford Free Public Library. In partnership with the Library, the Museum offers two exhibits a year drawing from the collection and curated by the Library Art Curator Janice Hodson.

Check out the New Bedford Free Public Library’s collection located across the street (613 Pleasant Street).

Art Room Hours at the Library
Mon: 12 pm – pm
Tue: 9 am – 5 pm
Wed:  9 am – 5 pm
Thurs:  12 pm – 9 pm

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.