Obama: An Intimate Portrait

A South Coast Look into The White House Photographs by Pete Souza
Public Reception: AHA! Thursday, April 11, 2019
Private donors event with Pete Souza in early April, click here to donate!


New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! (NBAM/ArtWorks!) and the New Bedford Historical Society present a solo exhibition of a South Coast-born photographer’s intimate portraits of the Obamas. Pete Souza is a native of South Dartmouth, MA, and was appointed the Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama and the Director of the White House Photography Office from 2009 to 2017.

Pete SouzaObama: An Intimate Portrait is an exhibition of fifty photographs, specially selected for this exhibition by Pete Souza from his Obama archive. 

As the Museum budgets for this blockbuster exhibition, we invite you to be a part of the creation, implementation, education, and celebration of Obama: An Intimate Portrait. Souza will be loaning the Museum fifty photographs and write short, first-person narratives with each print. NBAM/ArtWorks! and the New Bedford Historical Society will mat and frame all fifty artworks and provide educational opportunities for the community to engage with Souza’s work.


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We need your help to raise $16,000 to do this exhibition right. Your donation will help us to create opportunities for the South Coast to experience an intimate look into the life of our 44th President and his family.

Sponsors’ names or company logos will be promoted on social media, the Museum and Historical Society’s websites, and on the gallery walls. Donors will have a chance to meet Souza at a special private event.

Your gift will help share the story of a historic presidency!


Click here to become a sponsor 

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

Sunny and Bo Level $100 Gift

Sponsor names or company logo on websites, two tickets to a donors’ preview event with special guest Pete Souza.

Frame A Photo Level $500 Gift

Sponsor names or company logo on websites, social media acknowledgment, and on the label next to an image in the exhibition. This level donor will select the sponsored artwork at a special donors’ preview. Four tickets to a donors’ preview event with special guest Pete Souza.

“We Go High!” Level $1000 Gift

Sponsor names or company logo on websites, social media acknowledgment, in vinyl on the gallery, and on the label next to two images in the exhibition. This level donor will select the sponsored artworks at a special donors’ preview. Six tickets a donors’ preview event with special guest Pete Souza.

Presidential Level $2000 Gift

Sponsor names or company logo on websites, social media acknowledgment, in vinyl on the gallery, and on the label next to two images in the exhibition. This level donor will select the sponsored artworks at a  special donors’ preview. Eight tickets to a donors’ preview event with special guest Pete Souza.

Partner Level $5000 Gift

Sponsor names or company listed in conjunction with the Historical Society and Museum as a partner.  Sponsors names or company logo on websites, social media acknowledgment, in vinyl on the gallery, and on the label next to five images in the exhibition. This level donor will select the sponsored artworks at a special donors’ preview. Ten tickets to a special donors’ preview.


Thank you to our generous Sponsors

Partner Level Sponsors

New Bedford Historical Society

Presidential Level Sponsors

Allan & Priscilla Ditchfield

“We Go High!” Level Sponsors

Jane Duff-Gleason

Scott & Gig Lang

Frame A Photo Level Sponsors

Jennifer Shepley, CFP

Katelyn LaGarde

Margaret Nash

Robert B. Feingold & Associates

Sunny and Bo Level Sponsors

Aimee Guimond

Alyson Therrien

Anne Louro

Becky Topalian

Beth Mcdermott

Brad Smith

Cary Mulcahy

Celina Spirlet

Charlene Ginalski-Lambert

Christopher Poss

Cici Spaulding

Cynthia Cummings & Mary Hunsche

Cynthia Rose

Darlene Cullen

Elizabeth Crane Swartz

Elizabeth Martin

Emily Legere

Gilbert Perry

Howard Lurie

Jennifer Golden

Joann Aubut

John &  Marylou Domino

Kate Levin

Kate Smith

Kathy Dinneen

Katherine Nesbitt

Kathleen Shepard

Kelly Clemens

Kerry Tyson

Lindsay Mcguinness

Louise Bailey

Mark Fallon

Mary &  Peter Kavanaugh

Mary Connell

Maureen Toomey

Mikaela Mcdermott

Nancy Crosby

Nadine Steffan

Natalie Garfield

Priscilla, Norbert, & Jennifer Demers

Patricia Psyhojos

Phillip Mello

Richard Kellaway

Roger & Marie Landry

Sarah Cogswell

Sarah Mahoney Voccola

Shannon Mcneil

Susan Pizzolato

Tracy Pennoyer

Will Graham

Other Donations & Sponsors 

Jim Anderson