Upcoming Exhibitions

New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! offers a variety of exciting exhibitions that highlight regional artists, contemporary artworks, and historical exhibits. Check out our upcoming exhibitions.

2019 Exhibitions


NBAM/ArtWorks! and New Bedford Historical Society present
Obama: An Intimate Portrait
A South Coast Look into The White House Photographs by Pete Souza
April 11 – June 16, 2019
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.

Want to get involved?  We are currently seeking sponsorship for this exhibition. Click here for more information. 

Some Things We Do Together
Works by Megan & Murray McMillan

July 11 – Oct 13, 2019
Opening reception: AHA! Thursday, July 11, 2019

Multimedia artists Megan and Murray McMillan are teaming up with NBAM/ArtWorks! to create sculptures that will engage and delight museum visitors — and birds! Wind-activated birdhouses and feeders will be specially designed to entice and stimulate local fowl. Cameras installed in the feeders will capture the actions of the birds, and videos from this footage will be exhibited at the Museum along with human-sized installations inspired by the birdhouses and the movements of the birds. This exhibition is a part of DATMA’s Summer Winds Festival.

2019 Members Exhibition
November 14, 2019 – March 15, 2020
Opening reception: AHA! Thursday, November 14, 2019


15 Years of TAIP (Teen Art Internship Program)
March 15 – May 5, 2019
Opening reception: March 15, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00pm
TAIP Gallery Talk and Closing Celebration Sunday, May 5, 2019

Vanessa Irzyk

May 29 – August 11, 2019
Opening Reception: AHA! Thursday, June 13, 2019

Roy St. C. Rossow & Art Ballelli

September 4 – November 17, 2019

Opening Reception: AHA! Thursday, September 12, 2019

Maria Molteni & The New Craft Artists in Action
December 7, 2019 – Feb 16, 2020
Opening Reception: AHA! Thursday, December 12, 2019

Works from the New Bedford Free Public Library’s Special Collections
Curated by Janice Hodson

Ex-libris: The Art of the Bookplate
November  8, 2018 – June 2, 2019

Bodacious Birds
June 10 – January 5, 2020
Opening Reception: AHA! Thursday, June 13, 2019

Program Sponsors Whaling City Sound

Johannes DeYoung
June 13 – September 1, 2019
Opening Reception: AHA! Thursday, June 13, 2019

Curated by Rachel Blumberg
September 11 – December 15, 2019
Opening Reception: AHA! Thursday, September 12, 2019