Gallery Events

Check back often for gallery related events such as artist talks, performances, video/film screenings, discussions and much more!


Everett Hoagland reads from Ocean Voices
9/21, 6-7:30pm
free event, with support from Whaling City Sound
Books will be for sale at the Museum Store
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Everett Hoagland, the first poet laureate of New Bedford, Massachusetts (1994–1998), will be reading from Ocean Voices an anthology authored and edited by Hoagland featuring works from Pablo Neruda (Author), Walt Whitman (Author), Askia Toure (Author), Mary Oliver (Author), and more!

Sunday, October 15th10-1PM
New Bedford Art Museum
608 Pleasant Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

An open dialogue about how to address politics in the classroom as a subjective professor working in an art school (because there’s no such thing as objective).

What do you think about discussing politics with your students? How do we make politics a vibrant part of class discussion without alienating students? What does it mean to “talk about politics?” Are our classrooms the “right place” to get students thinking about how the political climate affects their lives? If not “The University,” where? Are we afraid — To lose our jobs? That we aren’t informed enough? That we aren’t trained to talk about politics? That our own work isn’t political enough? What do we have to lose? What do we have to gain? Are these conversations actually avoidable? Inevitable? Invaluable?
During this two hour, informal, public conversation, we will have time to introduce ourselves, time to reflect, time to ask questions, time to share stories, time to try things out, and most importantly time to listen to each other. This conversation is designed for artists who teach college art classes, but everyone is welcome to join including graduate students, undergraduate students, non-students, non-art professors, artists, and other people interested in the topic. If there are a lot of people, we will likely split into groups based on our particular experiences. Please feel free to come prepared with specific anecdotes to share.
This discussion will be facilitated by Roz Crews, UMass Dartmouth’s 2017-18 Artist in Residence.

After we think critically about the role and presence of politics in classrooms, please stay for a light lunch provided by the Center for Undisciplined Research—an art project that I’m working on with students, faculty, staff, and local people as the 2017-2018 Artist in Residence at UMass Dartmouth. Please RSVP if you plan to stay for lunch, [email protected].

Sunday’s activities are generously sponsored by the New Bedford Art Museum and the Center for Undisciplined Research as part of the Teaching Social Practice conference organized by Ellen Mueller. Click here for more information about the Teaching Social Practice conference.

New Bedford Art Tour
Sunday: October 22, 2017
1:00-4:00 pm meet at Art Museum Lobby
$30.00 for adults/children under 10 free.

Did you know that New Bedford is packed with fine art displayed in historic buildings located on a scenic water-front? Join us for a guided walking tour of downtown exhibition spaces and discover what our historic city has to offer, from traditional displays, public art, and contemporary exhibits. We will visit UMass Dartmouth Gallery, Gallery X, Alison Wells, Seaport Art Walk and finish at the New Bedford Art Museum.

Fee includes admission to the New Bedford Art Museum.

Click here to register online

Or Call Deb at 508-961-3072 . Walk-ins welcome.

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, Middleborough, Bristol, Newport and Providence.